La Cañada Kiwanis Club gift is no turkey

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Partnering with three area businesses, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada recently raised funds to present enough cash to purchase 110 turkeys for the annual Midnight Mission Thanksgiving Dinner, the local civic group announced this week.

According to Wendy Alane Smith, who spearheaded the drive, the funds presented to Midnight Mission representatives was raised in $18 increments from club members coupled with donations from Allied Waste, CalNational Bank and Barbara Marshall State Farm Insurance to total a gift of $1,814.12.

“I brought this project to my Kiwanis group this year and they were very receptive,” Smith said. “I believe deeply in the work the Midnight Mission is doing and will always support them in any way I can.”

The annual Thanksgiving Day Celebration is set for Thursday, on 6th Street, between San Pedro and San Julian, in Los Angeles. Live entertainment will be provided by Dick Van Dyke’s harmony group, “The Vantastix.”

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Written by Carol Cormaci

November 24, 2009 at 5:04 pm

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