First Friday Fun
Tomorrow, Friday, December 7th, marks the final First Fridays Road Show of this year at the Costa Mesa City Hall parking lot from 6 to 8:30. This event - the brain child of termed-out mayor Eric Bever - has been a success for the few months it's existed and is especially appealing to geezers like me who love the old cars that are put on display.
A RECEPTION FOR BEVER
This event will be even more special because, in addition to the classic and custom cars on display, two food trucks and awards, there will be a reception for Bever. That's not a reason for me, personally, to go, but it might be for some of you.
SPARK OF LOVE TOY DRIVE
In addition, members of the Costa Mesa Fire Department will be present to collect brand new, unwrapped toys for the annual Spark of Love toy drive.
CMFD WILL RECEIVE AWARDS
Coincident with that, I received notification that the Project Management Institute (PMI), the worlds largest project management member association is partnering with the Costa Mesa Fire Department for the 11th year with the Spark of Love Toy Drive. The PMI-OC will host their annual holiday dinner on Tuesday, December 11th at the Wyndham Orange County Hotel, 3350 Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Costa Mesa Fire Department will be honored with the new "Lend a Helping PM Hand - Building Community with Project Management" service award for their hard work and unwavering dedication to the Spark of Love Toy Drive. For more information on the dinner go to www.pmi-oc.org.
TWO DECADES OF SHARING "LOVE"
The Spark of Love Toy Drive, which is celebrating 20 years of giving, collects new, unwrapped toys, books, and sports equipment for children from infancy to age 17. It is part of the Orange County Toy Collaborative, which combines the Spark of Love effort with the U. S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program, the Orange County Social Service Agency's Operation Santa Claus program and the St. Vincent de Paul holiday charities program to distribute toys to needy children and families throughout Orange County.
SEE YOU THERE
So, drag yourselves off the couch, stop at a toy store on the way to City Hall and pick up a few new toys for the Spark of Love Toy Drive and join me and many of your neighbors as we help start the holiday celebration by giving to others. Of course, the classic cars and food from the food trucks helps, too.
PLUS, A PEEK AT SNOOPY'S HOUSE, TOO
And did I mention you can see how the Snoopy House displays are coming along, too? Yep, volunteers have been working hard, rain or shine, to get Snoopy and his pals ready for their grand opening launch next week. See you tomorrow night.