LCF Trails Game Runs Through April 30

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Phil Klemmer and his brother, Stellan, take a break at Cherry Canyon trail.

The month-long LCF Trails Games, co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada and the LCF Trails Council, launches today and runs through April 30. The LCF Trails Game is for all ages; admission is free.
“Whether you’re a beginner wanting to try hiking, or a mountain biker who loves the thrill of competing, this game is for you,” an event spokesperson said.
“We hope the LCF Trails Game encourages kids and families to go outdoors and exercise – given this time of COVID – so go out and enjoy the trails,” said LCF Trails Game Committee Chair Linda Fors. “It’s a proven way to boost your health and wellbeing and get you smiling, plus you could win some great prizes!”
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LCF Trails Game Runs Through April 30

Photo courtesy George Kamar
Phil Klemmer and his brother, Stellan, take a break at Cherry Canyon trail.

The month-long LCF Trails Games, co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada and the LCF Trails Council, launches today and runs through April 30. The LCF Trails Game is for all ages; admission is free.
“Whether you’re a beginner wanting to try hiking, or a mountain biker who loves the thrill of competing, this game is for you,” an event spokesperson said.
“We hope the LCF Trails Game encourages kids and families to go outdoors and exercise – given this time of COVID – so go out and enjoy the trails,” said LCF Trails Game Committee Chair Linda Fors. “It’s a proven way to boost your health and wellbeing and get you smiling, plus you could win some great prizes!”
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Kiwanis Club Donates to Local Girl Scout’s ‘Step to Specs’ Project

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Girl Scout Gold Award candidate Anna Heur (center) received a donation from Kiwanis Club of La Cañada’s Community Service Task Force members Nancy Leininger (left) and Rima Sirrieh to be used for Heur’s “Step to Specs” project.

In a show of enthusiastic support, the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada has contributed $300 toward Senior Girl Scout Anna Heur’s “Step to Specs” Gold Award project. Heur, an LCHS sophomore, created the project as a way to get gently used prescription glasses to those who can’t afford them.
When she asked her former Palm Crest 2nd grade teacher, Nancy Leininger, to be her sponsor, Leininger then asked Heur to make a presentation to Kiwanis members. (Leininger serves on the club’s newly created seven-member Community Services Task Force, headed by Linda Fors.)
After Heur’s talk, several Club members immediately volunteered to help collect eyeglasses donated by Kiwanis members and others. “The project was a perfect fit for Kiwanis’ mission of helping local youth and the community,” according to a Kiwanis spokesperson.
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Kiwanis Club Installs Officers and Directors

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada recently held its 71st annual installation via Zoom in celebration of incoming 2020-21 officers and directors, as the gavel was virtually passed to new President Dennis Fors from Immediate Past President Michael Freed.
Club board member Michael Leininger served as master of ceremonies at an event attended by nearly 50 members and guests at which past officers and directors were congratulated for their work.
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Hammons Saluted as Kiwanis’ La Cañadan of the Year

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Harriet Hammons

Praising her for her dedication to helping others, Kiwanis Club of La Cañada has announced Harriet Hammons as its La Cañadan of the Year for her outstanding volunteer work, which spans more than 50 years.
The club said the honoree “hit all the high marks, as the nomination criteria embodied what she has been doing for decades: serving the youth/schools, church or house of worship, assisting clubs, performing civic activities and providing leadership, while bringing high praise to La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding neighborhoods.”
Since 1970, Hammons has been a member of La Cañada United Methodist Church who has served in such capacities as past president of the United Methodist Women, according to a Kiwanis release. She has earned honors including the Distinguished Service Award from the United Methodist California-Pacific Conference in 2011 and United Methodist Women National Special Mission Award in 2014. She also brought her convivial spirit to her role as a head usher for the past six years.
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Kiwanis Continues to Support LCUSD

The Kiwanis Club of La Cañada hosted representatives of the La Cañada Unified School District last week at lunch, where 19 new teachers and three new administrators were introduced at the service club’s annual “Apple for the Teacher” event.
Keeping with the Kiwanis international motto, “serving the children of the world,” the club not only offered new hires a warm welcome but handed over a $1,500 check to help fund scholarships for the annual 5th-grade trip to Pennsylvania’s Valley Forge.

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Kiwanis Club President Mike Leininger hands a check to Paradise Canyon Elementary School Principal Debra Cradduck, Paradise Canyon Elementary’s Karen Hurley and La Cañada Elementary’s Emily Blaney during last week’s “Apple for the Teacher” luncheon at Descanso Gardens. The club’s $1,500 donation will help support the district’s annual Valley Forge trip.

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