FEEDING THE PIG
The 12th Anniversary Garden Grove Elks Wine Tasting event helped raise money for the “Purple Pig.”
The event was started 12 years ago by Randy and LuAnn Barrows, John and Jeannie Miller, and Bill and Shirley O’Hearn as a fundraiser for the Major Project and a way for many of the Lodge members to enjoy a favorite pastime of getting together and sharing various wines.
The “Major Project”, as it is called, was started in 1950. to help disabled chldren. For more information on how you can volunteer or donate, call the Garden Grove Elks office at 714-534-0226.
HONOR’S LIST HONOR
Caitlin Bradac of Garden Grove, a student at Farleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in New Jersey has been named to the Honor’s List for the spring 2012 semester.
To qualify for the list, a student must carry a grade point average of 3.5 or better (out of a possible 4.0) and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 letter-graded hours (four courses).
Bradac was a star athlete at Garden Grove High School, excelling especially in softball. Her father, Tom Bradac, is producing artistic director of Shakespeare Orange County, based at the Festival Amphitheatre in Garden Grove.
BEST FOR VETS
The City of Garden Grove has been honored as “City of the Year” for its contributions to supporting military veterans by the national veteran’s organization Forty & Eight.
The award was made on June 19 at a ceremony is Redding, California.
For several years, the city has exceeded the legal requirements for military employees. During active duty, the city pays the difference between the service member’s military pay, and their current rate of pay as a city employee., for up to five years.
The city has also provided support toward the formation of the non-profit Vietnam War Museum of America Foundation in its efforts to bring a museum to Garden Grove.
Forty & Eight is an invitation-only honorary society of combat veterans than began as a branch of the American Legion. It now has 32,000 active members across the U.S.
HOST FAMILIES SOUGHT
Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove is seeking qualified host families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for international high school students attending the academy from abroad.
Students will have their own insurance and spending money. The host family should speak English at home and insure that the student eats three nutritious meals per day.
Participating families will be offered a compensation of $1000 per month for 10 months, the exact amount depending on proximity to the school, school, the quality of the accommodations and any additional amenities.
Anyone interested is invited to send an e-mail to email@example.com