Home-baked cookies were “for sale” Sunday afternoon, during my Sunday Open House at 258 Alvarado Road.  Three young entrepreneurs who live down the street set up their sales booth at the bottom of the driveway. 

Angelie (Girl Scout Cookies’ Sales Ace) had been baking cookies all weekend with Younger Sister Isabelle and Mom, Jeannie. They offered refreshing lemonade as well as cookies. Neighbor and friend Elisabeth (wearing sunglasses) offered for sale lovely bouquets of flowers tied with ribbon.

With all the open house visitors coming and going, stopping for a break at their booth was quite popular.  When Little Sister Isabelle came up the driveway to 258 Alvarado, to use the bathroom, she announced that she couldn’t stay long. She told me, “I have to get back to my work now.”

“They had such a fun time today!” said Jeannie, supportive Mom of Angelie and Isabelle. “ Let us know when your next neighborhood open house is!  They made $72!  They will be donating half to “Save the Children” and half to the Red Cross.”

Jeannie said the girls will probably be on the job again Earth Day.  Each year our neighborhood has an Earth Day Cleanup which is part get-together and chance to meet people, as well as part neighborhood beautification. 

photos by R.Parker Blackburn Fine Art

This Saturday from 9 to 12 noon come meet your neighbors while beautifying our neighborhood at Vicente Canyon Neighborhood Association’s 14th Annual Earth Day Cleanup!

Date: Saturday, April 17

Time:    9 am – 12 pm

Where: open space at the base of Willow Walk

Meet for coffee, juice, and camaraderie at the base of the Willow Walk steps.

(Only heavy rain cancels)
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. What better way to start the celebration than joining your neighbors in a neighborhood cleanup party? We’ll pull weeds, prune trees, clip grasses, and maintain our common pathways at Willow Walk, Sunset Trail, Eucalyptus Steps, Vicente Place Steps, Claremont Hotel Steps, and Garber Park. 

 Meet for coffee, juice, and camaraderie at the base of the Willow Walk steps at 9:00 a.m.

Photos courtesy of R. Parker Blackburn Fine Art Photography

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