Wine & Roses Celebration Benefits Rose Parade Float

First published in the Nov. 11 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun. Photos by Mary Emily Myers, Outlook Valley Sun

The La Cañada Tournament of Roses Association recently held its Wine & Roses Celebration, where attendees commemorated the organization’s visionary founders, friends, supporters and members.
Lisa Donahey and John Cervenka of Flintridge Riding Club served as emcees of the event that featured wine tasting, a bar, food stations, a live and silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a performance by the LCHS String Quartet.
The festivities also included an introduction of the 2021 Miss La Cañada Flintridge Royal Court and the 2022 Rose Court.
Proceeds of the event will support the LCFTRA’s 43rd float entry, “Who Says We Can’t?”

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Wine & Roses Celebration Is Nov. 6

The La Cañada Flintridge Tournament of Roses Association will host its annual Wine & Roses Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Flintridge Riding Club at 4 p.m.
The reception will have food, beverages and wine tasting in a casual setting.
The event will raise funds to support the design, construction and decoration of the LCFTRA’s 44th annual Rose Parade float entry, “Who Says We Can’t?” The organization’s entry has been a frequent award-winning float in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade since 1979.
“We are proud to be a part of America’s New Year’s celebration that brings worldwide recognition to our community,” the organization said in a statement.
The float that the LCFTRA has budgeted this year is $130,000.
The cost of the Wine & Roses Celebration is $85, and the LCFTRA expects to raise $30,000 through ticket sales, sponsorships along with the live and silent auctions.
The Wine & Roses Celebration event will also introduce the 2022 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and the Royal Court as the LCFTRA honors the foresight and leadership of its founding members from 1979.
To learn more about LCFTRA or become a sponsor, visit
LCFTRA will be following COVID-19 guidelines at the event.

97th Annual Flintridge Horse Show is April 26-29

Photo courtesy Flintridge La Cañada Guild
Flintridge La Cañada Guild members, shown here presenting Huntington Hospital with funds raised from the annual Horse Show, are gearing up for this year’s equestrian fundraiser from April 26-29. Pictured above are (front row, from left) are Sherri Burns, Lauren Oakes, Liane Ward and Sherlyn Claridge. Back: Betty MacInnes, Gail Jagels, Candy Corral, Allison Regan, Jenny Stern, Margie Solares, Rebecca Rieck and Vinnie Fraipont.

The Flintridge La Cañada Guild of Huntington Hospital will host the 97th annual Flintridge Horse Show at the Flintridge Riding Club from April 26-29. The four-day show features equestrian competitions along with other entertaining events.
Highlights include the Friday night tasting event and the Saturday night evening dinner, silent auction and Grand Prix of Flintridge riding competition. This year’s silent auction offers a range of items, including an autographed Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitar, a six-night Ireland vacation package, and a “Sonoma Wine & Dine” three-night getaway. “The Flintridge La Cañada Guild is honored to host the 97th annual Flintridge Horse Show, and we’re especially excited to offer special Friday and Saturday evening events,” said Allison Regan, president of the Flintridge La Cañada Guild.
“Not only are these events great fun, but the funds raised will further the Guild’s mission of supporting Huntington Memorial Hospital. Specifically, the proceeds from these events will help Huntington Cancer Center acquire technology that enables physicians to collaborate with medical experts from various medical centers to bring the best possible care to Huntington cancer patients.”
All events are expected to sell out. For tickets or more information, contact:

LCF Classmates Return for 65th Reunion

Photo courtesy Anne Hills
In town for the John Muir High School Class of 1952 65th reunion, friends reunite at the home of Anne Busch Hills to reminisce about their time growing up in La Cañada Flintridge. In the mid-1940s, the only public school in town was La Cañada Elementary School, where the classmates attended. Four of the attendees (Anne Busch Hills, Claire Smith Dossier, John Cooley and Ron Lane) rode horses with the California Rangers, Junior Division, and would meet at Flintridge Riding Club on Friday evenings to improve their horsemanship, practice drill formations on horseback and compete with other Ranger Groups. Everyone enjoyed dinner and reminisced about old friendships and LCF as they remembered it.

Flintridge Horse Show Champ Earns Blackwelder Trophy

Photo courtesy Kristin Lee Photography/West Palms Events
Trainer Stephanie Hovey, Nancy Williams, champion rider Emily Williams and Randy Strapazon commemorate Williams’ victory on “Beach Boy” at the Junior Hunter Classic at the Flintridge Horse Show with the awarding of the Liz Blackwelder Perpetual Trophy.

With her victory in the Junior Hunter Classic during the 96th annual Flintridge Horse Show, Emily Williams, granddaughter of La Cañada Flintridge resident Porter Williams, was awarded the Liz Blackwelder Perpetual Trophy on Sunday, April 30.
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Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital

Flintridge La Cañada Guild is partnering again with West Palms Events for the annual Flintridge Horse Show. The event will be held at the Flintridge Riding Club Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.
Friday’s tasting event, sponsored by Allen Lund Co. takes place from 6-8 p.m. and will feature tacos with tequila, wine and beer tastings provided by Rosso Wine Shop.  Tickets are $50 per person with complimentary valet parking included. Continue reading “Horse Show to Benefit Huntington Hospital”