Prom Plus Holiday Boutique, Wine Walk and More
Since we returned from our awesome Australian trip, my calendar and Steve’s immediately filled with things going on around town. This is in addition to the items that I consider “maintenance” issues that, for us, include buying and installing a new water heater (still on the to-do list) and checking out our sprinkler system before installing a new lawn (also still on the to-do list). There just are not enough hours in the day to get everything done.
The main events for me on Saturday are the annual Prom Plus Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. over at the Crescenta Valley Park community room (3901 Dunsmore Ave.) and surrounding areas. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for Prom Plus and a great way to kick off the holiday shopping season. This year we’ll offer hot dog meals for purchase (hot dogs from Gelsinger’s) and will even have a visit from Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The a cappella group Monday@JoJo’s will be starting things off at 10 a.m.
Afterward you’ll find me on Honolulu Avenue, wine glass in hand, for the annual Holiday Wine Walk. This is an event I always look forward to because it gives me a chance to check out the great shops on Honolulu that are prepared for the holidays. To learn more, see their ad on page 5.
Because things for me are so busy on Saturday, I’ll be voting in the Crescenta Valley Town Council election on Friday (from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.) rather than Saturday (from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The Council serves an important purpose for the unincorporated portion of LA County in La Crescenta and Montrose. Voting for our representatives ensures we’ll have a voice on the county level. You can read more about the candidates and the election process on page 6 of this week’s issue.
Saturday is a big day not only for the holiday boutique and wine walk. It is also the 100th anniversary celebrating the American Legion at 4011 La Crescenta Ave. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a recognition ceremony at 9 a.m.
Before the breakfast, you can help make Crescenta Valley more beautiful by heading to the 2700 block of Altura Avenue (at La Crescenta Avenue) and participating in the monthly off-ramp cleaning at 8:15 a.m. Steve Pierce will be handing out tools and safety vests. It takes only about 30 minutes; you can then head over to the American Legion Hall for breakfast.
This week’s issue has a lot of photos of Halloween in the valley. I went with my son and granddaughter to the Spooktacular event on Honolulu Avenue hosted by the Montrose Shopping Park. As expected, thousands were on the avenue not only to collect candy but to also show off their fun costumes (to see some photos, visit page 5). Local schools also held costume parades and carnivals – see those photos in our Youth section and online at