Realtors to host Taste for Charity Thursday
The Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates are hosting "A Taste for Charity," the major fundraiser of the board.
Each year different local non-profit organizations are selected to receive proceeds from the event. This year, 17 organizations will be beneficiaries.
The fundraiser will be held on at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Road.
The event includes a series of food stalls with appetizers provided by 10 local restaurants, together with refreshments from a sponsoring vineyard and a selection of soft drinks and water.
Tickets sold for the event include six tastes of food and/or drinks. A silent auction of original and selective works of art donated by many local artists is also available, and raffles and live auction gifts also raise significant funds.
Last year more than 500 people attended the event, which raised over $43,000 for the organizations.
For more information, call Paul Benec, (949) 494-0216, or Caroline Haines, (949) 499-9933.
Conservancy elects board of directors
The Laguna Canyon Conservancy elected a new board of directors May 7. Newly elected to the board were: Steven Erger, Janine Robinson, and Carey Strombotne.
Unanimously re-elected for another year term were: Jeanie Bernstein, Max Brown, Sonia Campbell, Catharine Cooper, Ed Drollinger, John Keith, Gene Felder, J.J. Gasparotti, Siggy Johnson, Sharon Larimer, Fran McGowan, John Pfeffer, Kimberly Stuart, Patricia Turnier, Diane Valentino, Gayle Waite, and Carolyn Wood.
The group also unanimously endorsed two policies: To petition that the City Council adopt a ban against the use of polystyrene containers by take-out restaurants, in an effort to reduce pollution of Laguna's beaches; and To oppose the extension of the Foothill Toll Road through San Clemente State Park and support efforts in the California legislature to prohibit roads through state parks
This was the last conservancy dinner meeting until after the summer. Meetings will resume on September 10 due to Labor Day.
Membership in the Laguna Canyon Conservancy is $10 per year, which can be sent to Laguna Canyon Conservancy, P.O. Box 1383, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.
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