La Cañada Junior Women’s Club ‘Sip & Shop’ Passport to Winter Shopping Fundraising Event

Looking forward to a fun-filled “Sip and Shop” evening are (from left) participating businesspeople: Lynn Graves, One Hope Wines; Jessica Rose of Rose Gold Fitness, Mary Emily Myers (dòTERRA), and Victoria Duque. Not pictured are business anchors The Apple Cart, Cowgirl Princess, and All About Watches. Back row, from left, representing La Cañada Junior Women’s Club are: Community Service Director Gayle Hagegard, President Trish McRae and Treasurer Alice Perez.
Photo courtesy of La Cañada Junior Women’s Club

La Cañada Junior Women’s Club ‘Sip & Shop’ Passport to Winter Shopping Fundraising Event

On Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the La Cañada Junior Women’s Club will kick off its annual fundraiser “Passport to Winter Sip and Shop Night” at participating business locations. The event will also feature more than eight unique pop-up vendors at Rose Gold Fitness, 1424 Foothill Blvd. in La Cañada Flintridge. New this year: The shop Nix Marie in Montrose will also participate during the hours of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The bevy of businesses will welcome patrons, and give back a portion of the proceeds to help LCJWC philanthropies such as Mending Kids, Corita Art Center, Union Station Homeless Services and other club endeavors.

“Our goal is to capture the spirit of the holiday season while encouraging shopping locally. In this time of COVID-19 restrictions, the Juniors are looking to assist our local vendors while earning funds aimed at benefiting multiple causes,” said LCJWC President Trish McRae. “This legacy event is also a way for members, former members, friends and the general public to have fun while doing good for our community.”

A passport costs $25. Included with each passport are delicious food bites, snacks, beverages, dessert and wine sips. As an added bonus, whenever a purchase is made at a store or pop-up, the holder will receive a free ticket for an opportunity drawing. Passports may be purchased by mailing a check to LCJWC, P.O. Box 1132, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91012; or via PayPal at Passports may also be purchased at the door. All passports will be available for pickup at check-in on the day of the event, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at Rose Gold Fitness. After receiving the passport lanyard and ID badge, a free raffle ticket will be given to the passport holder to be entered into a cash raffle (one each valued – $250, $100 and $75). Must be 18 or older to purchase opportunity and raffle tickets. Must be 21 or older to receive sips of wine. IDs will be checked.

Raffle tickets and opportunity drawing tickets may only be purchased at the check-in table due to California raffle rules. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $25. Opportunity drawing tickets are $5 each or six for $20. The winners will be drawn and announced beginning at 8 p.m. at Rose Gold Fitness.

Local participating businesses in the passport event include: The Apple Cart, Cowgirl Princess, All About Watches, Nix Marie; and Rose Gold Fitness, where the pop-up vendors will be located. The pop-ups (partial list) include: Victoria Duque Jewelry, Pattern L.A. by Jane Lutz, Cabi Missy Gibson, One Hope Wines, Modere by Sarah Lowe, Mary Emily Myers (dòTERRA), Klipitz by Felicia Wallace, “Violets Are Blue” by Barbara Hannegan, “Wrapped in Love,” and items from Mending Kids and the Corita Art Center.

The La Cañada Junior Women’s Club is currently accepting new members until February 2022. If local residents “are interested in getting more information about the Juniors comprised of dedicated, dynamic women interested in philanthropy, fun and friendship, drop by our booth at the passport event,” said Karen Thurston, Membership director or email Thurston at LCJWC is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, federal tax ID# 23-7084463.