Altadena 125th Anniversary: Volunteers Needed, ACONA a Sponsor

The Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations is one of several groups helping to make the event happen.

As Altadena’s 125th birthday celebration on Nov. 3 draws nearer, the Altadena Coalition of Neighborhood Associations announced Thursday that it is one of the sponsors of the event.

Altadena Heritage and the Altadena Historical Society, along with help from Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich, are putting on the community-wide celebration and organizer Michele Zack said the event has over 50 sponsors.

Altadena Women’s Network is helping with publicity while Altadena Rotary is heading up the cash bar of beer and wine for the event that will be held Nov. 3 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Davies Building at Farnsworth Park.

ACONA organizer Elliot Gold shared that volunteers are still needed for the 125th anniversary, particularly:

  • Folks who can bring food
  • Folks who can volunteer an hour to help set up or help during the celebration
  • Folks who can provide other resources (This could be many things so ask)

Contact Gold at elliotgold@aconaonline.org and Jane Brackman of the Altadena Historical Society at jlbrac@earthlink.net if you are able to help.

Correction: The original version of this article mentioned that ACONA was one of a "few" sponsors, but is actually one of many. The event has over 50 sponsors. Patch apologizes for the error.

Are you involved with the Altadena 125th Anniversary celebration? Are there ways you’d like to help? Tell us in the comments.

regina October 20, 2012 at 06:14 PM
How many Altadenans where contacted and asked to contribute their talents before this? There are glaring omissions in the program. Who's party is this anyway?
Mike Roberts October 21, 2012 at 05:47 AM
The party was announced at least a month ago. Hard to say how many ALtadenans were contacted. Depends on how many read Patch and Altadenablog. Both have posted articles about it in the past month. Article above says who's organizing and hosting it. Otherwise, it's a party for.......everyone I guess.
Hugo October 21, 2012 at 04:26 PM
The party is for Altadena. Just come and have a good time.
michele Zack October 21, 2012 at 04:59 PM
It is a party for everyone. A few volunteers, led by Altadena Heritage, Altadena Historical Society, and Altadena Women's Network have organized this with a small committee of the willing in under two months. We've done the best we could with our time/resources to reach out. Over 100 sponsor appeals went out to every civic group and church, and many businesses and individuals. We printed more than 100 posters and put them up around town, paid for an hung a giant banner over Lake Avenue, and we've published stories in both the Patch and the Blog. I personally walked around commerical districts talking to business owners asking for support. The response has been overwhelming, we have more than 50 community sponsors helping to put on this celebration for Altadena! From Supervisor Antonivich's office, Town Concil, NAACP, Rotary, Kiwanis on the group side, to so many businesses and individuals who have signed up to donate food, money, or their valuable time and talent. Ben McGinty is putting together an art show of work with "Altadena as subject", Hugo Arteaga has designed a gorgeous commemorative "Birthday Book" thanking sponsors, the Altadena Community Garden will be decorating with a harvest theme. That's just a few examples. Instead of criticizing our less than perfect efforts, why not think about what you can bring to the party, come and have fun?! Dress code is "casual nice" but consider entering our period costume contest to add a little pizazz!


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