At one of the homes, says fund-raising chairwoman Marian Mirskyguests
will take a step back into time, viewing a remodeled home filled with
antiques from around the nation and flower arrangements by Montrose
Another home, built in 1999, will feature singing in the morning by
the Charismatics, a local musical ensemble. Finishing the holiday motif
will be flowers by Melody Florists and scrip will be sold at this venue.
The third home has a whimsical waterfall and rock garden enhancing the
landscape with finishing touches by She's Florists. Korean food will be
available to taste here.
The final stop has been famous for its fund-raising events over the
years. In addition to its warm decor, accented with arrangements by
Crescenta Valley Flower Mart, a veranda is available for outdoor
entertaining and a view of Santa Catalina island. Baked goods will be
available for sale and a drawing will be held for baskets filled with
Tickets, at $10 each, are available at the homes. For addresses, call
248-2242, 236-3808, 957-6541 or 249-3197.
This is the largest fund-raiser for CV High's Prom Plus Commitee. Prom
Plus has hosted a post-prom event for the last seven years at the
Crescenta-Canada YMCA. The event offers seniors and their guests, for a
nominal charge, a variety of activities such as a full casino, sumo
wrestling and a Velcro wall on which seniors can practice their mountain
"It's our way of giving seniors an alternative to unchaperoned
activity," says longtime volunteer Mirsky. "Senior Prom and graduation
are the two most dangerous nights in the life of a senior."
Mirsky says it's really a magical night for students because there is
so much to do. The Prom Plus committee raised $20,000 to cover expenses
and a lot of items were donated by local merchants and food
"Last year, we had 400 students attend, and they didn't want to go
home," she says.
There are cash prizes awarded, food, and merchandise, like CD players,
televisions and microwave ovens, and breakfast served the next morning.