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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Interfaith Food Center Toy Drive a Great Success

Even though the Whittier Interfaith Food Center was about 800 toys short just two weeks before their big Christmas toy-give-away event, the toy drive turned out to be a big success thanks to the generosity of so many private individuals as well as organizations who contributed after hearing about the toy shortage.

The Whittier Interfaith Food Center was transformed into Santa's Workshop!

Thank you all so very much for having made this Christmas season a special one for so many underprivileged children in our community!

Whittier Interfaith Food Center Toy Distribution Day

And of course Santa was there too to hand out the toys to all the children who came.

I do not have a complete list of the organizations yet that helped contribute, but here are the ones I know about: Whittier Host Lions, Soroptimist International of Whittier, Whittier Primanti Montessori, Whittier Public Library, Whittier Woodworkers, The Whole Child, PIH. And another huge Thank You to all the individuals who opened their hearts and donated to this great cause.

Thank You also to the great Interfaith Staff and Board, as well as to the volunteers who came out to help.
Merry Christmas and see you around town!

Stephanie Frymyer

Monday, December 20, 2010

Scotty's Family Restaurant feeding the needy

As so many years before, Scotty's Family Restaurant will be feeding the needy this Christmas. The event is scheduled for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2010, from 10am to 3pm. In order to receive a meal, you need a flyer which will be distributed at the restaurant this week (you have to pick it up prior to the event).

Scotty's will also be giving out toys to needy children on the same day. If you would like to donate a toy, please take it directly to Scotty's Family Restaurant, your generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Scotty's Family Restaurant is located at 8426 Laurel Ave # A, Whittier, CA 90605.

If you know somebody in need, please tell them about this special event.

A big Thank You to Scotty's Family Restaurant for their generosity and wonderful contribution to this great Whittier community.

See you around town,

Stephanie Frymyer

Whittier Christmas Parade 2010

Just in case you missed this year's Whittier Christmas Parade - it was AMAZING! The Whittier Uptown Association did a really great job putting it all together, the participants were great, and so were the visitors.

As always, I had my camera with me and took LOTS of photos - you can either see them on "Whittier Rocks!!!!!!" on Facebook, or go to my Flickr page to check them out.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay tuned for more Whittier Updates!

See you around town! :-)

Stephanie Frymyer

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snow Day at Parnell Park

UPDATE 12/21/10: I just called the City, "Snow Day at Parnell Park" was cancelled due to the heavy rain!

Looking to do something fun with the kids during their Christmas vacation? Well, you're in luck! The City of Whittier is sponsoring a "day in the snow" at Parnell Park this coming Tuesday, December 21, 2010, from 4:30pm to 7pm. Also, a train, free candy and warm drinks!

Happy Holidays and see you around town!


Stephanie Frymyer

Monday, December 13, 2010

Interfaith Toy Drive - Toys Needed!

As reported a couple of weeks ago, the Whittier Interfaith Food Center is conducting their annual Toy Drive for underprivileged Children in Whittier and La Mirada.

Unfortunately, this year, the Food Center has fallen short of toys and they still need about 600 additional toys in order to bring Christmas cheer to all the children registered with the Center.

If you would like to make a contribution (a new, unwrapped toy for children 0 to 12 years of age, or a gift card), you can drop your donation off directly at the Food Center (at 14545 Leffingwell Road # C, Whittier), at Acro Printing in Uptown Whittier (13301 Philadelphia, Whittier), or call the Center at 562-903-1478 to arrange for a pick-up.

Thank you so much for your generosity!


Stephanie Frymyer

Grand Illumination in Uptown Whittier

The annual Grand Illumination in Uptown Whittier was a great success yet again! So many came out to Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers to witness the spectacular Christmas tree lighting.

Just before the event started, I had a chance to meet the newly crowned Miss Uptown Whittier, Ariana Rodriguez, who will also be representing Uptown Whittier in this year's Whittier Christmas Parade.

Miss Uptown Whittier with Rick of Rick's Drive In & Out Burgers

Spectators were also able to see performances by the Whittier Highschool Cheer Team as well as the Whittier High Marching Band.

Whittier High Cheer

Whittier High Marching Band

Also present was Mayor Greg Nordbak who counted down to the spectacular tree lighting.

I hope you enjoyed this year's Whittier Grand Illumination! Stay tuned for more news about Whittier Holiday events!

See you around town! :-)

Stephanie Frymyer