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April 19, 2012

Rollinger to hold campaign fundraiser

Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger will hold a fundraiser for her reelection campaign from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the home of Laguna Beach school board President Betsy and Dr. Gary Jenkins, 1739 Alisos Ave.

Cost is $85 per person and includes wine, a light dinner and dessert, as well as a silent auction.

The Earth Day celebration also will include tours of the home's special drought-tolerant gardens, which were designed by landscape artist Jeff Powers.

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Fellow school board members Theresa O'Hare, Jan Vickers, Nancy Caruso, Lee Winocur Field, Ray Hiemstra, Carol Nilsen, Ginger Osborne, Chris Prelitz, Patricia Twitty and Carolyn Wood are also hosting the event.

"I'm inviting you to join me in this campaign to keep moving Laguna in the right direction," Rollinger said in a news release. "There is still work to be done! I want to bring a more user-friendly, customer service attitude to City Hall, complete a greener Village Entrance project, help restore Laguna Beach's financial strength and security, and keep providing resources to rebuild our sewer and water infrastructure."

For more information, call Rollinger at (949) 494-9878 or visit http://www.vernarollinger.com.

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Interfaith Council hosts Prayer Breakfast

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council is hosting its fifth annual Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. May 3 at Mission Hospital as part of the National Day of Prayer.

The free event is open to anyone. Donations will be accepted and will go to the Mission Hospital Foundation, a community service arm of the hospital. Mission Hospital is at 31872 Coast Hwy.

This year's topic, Service is a Form of Prayer – Let it Begin with Me!, will feature two keynote speakers. Rev. Rosalind Russell of R Star Foundation and Joyce Hansen of Rising Star Outreach will touch on the qualities of volunteerism and honor several volunteers. That will be followed by the presentation of the Gratitude Award for Community Service, according to a news release.

The event will also have a special performance by the Latter Day Saint's Children's Choir, who will sing "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

Those interested must RSVP to JackieRiegel1@gmail.com by April 23. For more information, contact Jackie Riegel at (949) 494-1449 or Ann Richardson at (949) 683-6242.

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Mayor to kick off reelection campaign

Mayor Jan Egly will kick off her reelection campaign from 4 to 6 p.m. May 6 at Madison Square and Garden Café, 320 N. Coast Hwy.

Cost is $35 per person and all are welcome.

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