Elizabeth House Gala Set for April 1

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Bill and Noli Caswell, Susan and Bruce Dodge, and Kristen and Dave Mickelson were among the La Cañada Flintridge residents who attended a prior gala for Elizabeth House, which provides shelter and services for homeless pregnant women. This year’s event will be held Saturday, April 1.

Elizabeth House is hosting its annual gala on Saturday evening, April 1, at Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m.; the dinner and program are at 7 p.m.
“This year’s gala will be a lot of fun,” said Elizabeth House Founder and Executive Director Debbie Unruh. “It is a celebration of the organization’s foundation of the past 23 years. It is giving us the ability to expand and take us to a new level.”
Some of the auction items include a fishing vacation to British Columbia, a one-week stay in Newport Beach, vacations to Mammoth and Palm Desert, and tickets to theater and sporting events. John Cervenka is the auctioneer.
Tickets are $175. For event information, call (626) 577-4434 or visit elizabethhouse.net.

DAR Presents Good Citizen Awards

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DAR Good Citizen chair Barbara Rogers (third from right) presented five local students with the prestigious DAR Good Citizen Award. From left, member Lynn Thompson; Lilliana Avaniss-Aghajani, La Cañada High School; Nia Harris, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy; Chapter Regent Caroline Craven; Christian Yeghnazar, Flintridge Prep; Rogers; Sebouh Oshagan, Crescenta Valley High School; and Lina Petrossian, Clark Magnet High School.

The Don José Verdugo Chapter of the Daughters of the America Revolution honored five local high school students recently with the organization’s prestigious Good Citizens Award. Students were selected by their respective schools for their outstanding qualities of service, leadership, dependability and patriotism.
Good Citizens chair Barbara Rogers introduced the students at a luncheon held in their honor and presented them with a DAR award certificate, a Good Citizen lapel pin, a copy of the U.S. Constitution and a monetary award.
During the presentation, students introduced their parents and a school representative in attendance and spoke about their future plans and where they hope to attend college.
To learn more, visit dar.org or contact the Don José Verdugo Chapter at (818) 249-5472.

LCPC to Host Author of ‘Grant’ on March 26

Ronald White

Bestselling author Ronald White will be at La Cañada Presbyterian Church for a presentation and book signing on Sunday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. White’s new presidential biography, “American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant,” became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was published in October. The Flintridge Book Store will provide copies to purchase of American Ulysses, as well as the author’s “A. Lincoln: A Biography of Abraham Lincoln,” which White will sign.
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