By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star, January 2010
Last month at least some hard-working neighborhood volunteers took at least some time off for some fun.
The Buckman, Concordia, Cully, Eliot, Kerns, Lloyd District and Irvington associations had party-type atmospheres at their meetings.
Concordia University’s Chamber Music Ensemble entertained some 150 Concordia neighbors and friends at their shindig. The Alameda Brew House, Blue Olive, Cha Cha Cha Taqueria and Red Fig restaurants contributed to a community potluck at the Cully Association of Neighbors; CAN in turn handed out 21 Volunteer Appreciation certificates to their own volunteers and contributing community members.
At the Lloyd District meeting, those who came contributed 132 bears to the Ashforth Pacific teddy bear drive for children in area hospitals, and 30 cans of food for the Sunshine Division. Beaumont-Wilshire’s meeting was more business-like, but those who came did get to feast on coffee and pastries from Starbuck’s and Jim and Patty’s Coffee. Kerns chair G. T. Meili feited his board at his Good Foot Lounge.