Timothy Wong of Boy Scout Troop 359 completed a garden and landscaping volunteer project for Villa Esperanza Services’ Adult Residential Program as part of his Eagle Scout Service Project. The project supports adults and seniors with intellectual/developmental disabilities living in Villa Esperanza’s group homes.
Wong installed drought-resistant plants at two Villa group homes after months of careful planning. “I had to figure out what to do, where to do it, find volunteers to help me, fundraise enough money to meet my needs, and plan a date and time to do my project,” Wong said.
Wong’s project has brought color and variety to the front lawns of the Wagner and Wynn homes, where residents can contribute to the care of their new plants, and incorporate fresh tomatoes, Brussels sprouts and broccoli into their meal preparation.
Carver’s Carnival is coming to town on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. It will feature game booths, the Mega Island Obstacle Course bouncer/slide and a talent show. Dining options include Wolfgang Puck and the Go Fusion ’N Grill food truck, as well as a variety of treats: Paradise Drinks, snow cones, cotton candy, churros, and boba and Starbucks coffee drinks. All proceeds from the carnival will help support Carver PTA’s enrichment programs, which include art, music, science, library and technology programs. Visit carvercarnival.com for more information.
A group of Carver Elementary School parents gathered recently at Stride, a treadmill running studio in Pasadena, and collectively burned more than 7,500 calories in a 55-minute high intensity interval running/walking class. After the class, each participant received a special “Carver Rocks!” workout towel and smoothie generously donated by Robeks Juice, while Stride raffled off T-shirts and sweatshirts.
There was a special Carver connection — Stride was founded by Katie Ownbey, who grew up in San Marino and is a Carver alumna, and Misa Dugally, whose two daughters attended Carver. The event was one of several buy-in parties offered in conjunction with Carver’s recent parent party; 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Carver’s PTA. Stride is located at 905 Granite Drive.
San Marino Girl Scout Troop 15121 Cadettes hosted a SWAPS-making workshop at the Hill-Harbison House recently. More than 50 San Marino Girl Scouts from various troops were in attendance. The Scouts enjoyed teaching and learning how to make the traditional Girl Scout craft called SWAPS, which means “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” Girl Scout SWAPS are made to be traded later with other troops at various Girl Scout events.