Devin and friends, who helped at Bone Marrow and Blood Drive after she was diagnosed with leukemia. Another event is planned this weekend.
ANOTHER BONE MARROW BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD FOR 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL WITH LEUKEMIA THIS SUNDAY; SAN PEDRO RESIDENTS ASKED TO STEP UP TO HELP DEVIN:
A MOM AND DAUGHTER HELP SOUTH SHORES ELEMENTARY STUDENT RAISE $5,000 PLUS FOR NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT; TAPER AVENUE ELEMENTARY PARENTS UP IN ARMS OVER CELL TOWER NEAR SCHOOL/MEETING SCHEDULED
…AND TREMENDOUS EVENTS COMING UP AT YOUR LOCAL CORNER STORE
BONE MARROW DRIVE
Another Bone Marrow Drive on Sunday (November 8, 2009 (Bone Marrow only)) to help Devin Taylor Hamilton, 9, a San Pedro resident and Crestwood Street Elementary student who was diagnosed with leukemia.
To help Devin, head to Warren Chapel CME Church at 1039 Elberon Avenue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pastor Byron Smith and his wife, Jill Smith, are offering the church to host this second bone marrow drive. Devin needs a compatible bone donor to fight the disease.
FUNDRAISER FOR SOUTH SHORES ELEMENTARY GARNERS $5,000 Plus
South Shores Elementary Principal Paul Suzuki gratefully accepted a $5,100 donation this week to aid the school to buy new playground equipment -- $100 of which came from a third grade student who raided her piggy bank.
The principal said he was grateful for the donation, which will help replace the school’s aging monkey bars at the campus that overlooks the sea. With the donations, Suzuki plans to obtain state-of-the art equipment that includes slides, ladders and balance beams.
A mother, Michelle Aragon, asked two Long Beach companies she works with, to come together and donate funds. Suzuki was surprised too when Michelle’s daughter, Ava, a third grader, added an additional $100, taken from her piggy bank.
“I told Michelle that makes me feel bad, but Michelle said she wanted her daughter to learn to give,” Suzuki explained, whose school has 504 students and is a performing arts magnet. “I like when the community comes together on something like this.”
The donations – which came from Port Medical, which gave $2,000 and DCS Medical Management, Inc. that added $3,000 – came from many of their employees who live in San Pedro.
It all started when the mother approached the principal asking how she and the companies could help the school. Suzuki explained the need for new equipment and also is looking for ways to expand the auditorium, which only seats 100 people, and acts partly as a cafeteria on rainy days.
Since the school is a performing arts magnet, Suzuki said, due to the limited seating, his students will have to give six performances in a day when they put on a program. Michelle opted to work on the playground equipment first, he said, but added that she still wanted to help with the auditorium in the future.
“I am very impressed and I feel blessed to have her and all the families that came together on this,” Suzuki added.
CELL PHONE TOWER UPSET AT TAPER ELMENTARY(submitted by parents):
There will be a meeting this Monday 11-9-09 at 9 am in the Taper Avenue Elementary School Auditorium to discuss the T- Mobile cell tower that was installed recently.
Dr. Vladovic and LAUSD representatives will be there for the discussion.
If you have concerns about the tower please attend and let your voice be heard. We are trying to get the local papers to come , so a big turnout will make a huge statement. There are many questions about the safety of cell towers and their long-term effects.
FUN TIMES AT THE CORNER STORE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY:
Nov 7th & 8th - Handcrafted aprons of all sorts and sizes, bags, and much more
by Granny's Aprons. 10 am - 5 pm both days.
Nov 14th &15th - Jewelry by Silver Fox. Beautiful handcrafted necklaces,
bracelets, rings, and earrings made from beautiful stones, beads and sea glass.
Nov 21st & 22nd - Jewelry by Masako. Handcrafted with the most amazing forms
using precious metals and stones. Masako's style is new and exciting!
Dec 4,5 & 6th - two shows in one. Ceramics and purses by Delora. Beautiful
creations including pots, plates, pitchers, platters, bowls, bird feeders and
more. Purses made from the most beautiful textiles. 10 am - 5 pm
Honey Tasting - Taste local honey from San Pedro Palisades and learn about the
beekeeper and his techniques.
Sat, Nov 5th & 6th from 10 am - 5 pm
Dec. 12 & 13 - Jewelry by It's a Lu-Lu our Corner Store jeweler. Beads, bangles,
earrings and more. 10 am - 5 pm
Dec, 18th - Miracle on 37th Street - A Winter Wonderland - 3rd annual event.
Details to follow.