Friday, November 23, 2012

Snoopy's Lookin' For Help

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day and have survived Black Friday with your sanity, if not your wallet, intact.

In the spirit of giving that marks this holiday, The City Of Costa Mesa needs your help.  Here's the text of a press release recently issued requesting help from the community with the presentation of the Snoopy House event early next month.  If you're in a position to provide some time or some of the materials they're looking for, please step up and assist with this very worthwhile event.


Christine Cordon, (714) 754-5121
Twitter @CityofCostaMesa

Volunteers and supplies needed for annual Snoopy House holiday event
COSTA MESA, CALIF.—For the second consecutive year, Costa Mesa City Hall will be home to the 46th annual Snoopy House holiday display from Dec. 14 through Dec. 25 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The iconic display was originally hosted by the Jordan family in Eastside Costa Mesa for 44 years before City Hall became its new location last year.
Volunteers are being sought to assist in various stages of the event to ensure its continued success:

  • On Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Dec. 2 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., volunteers are needed to assist with moving, setting, and assembling display pieces. 
  • From Dec. 6 through Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers are needed to assist with painting, trimming, and other maintenance of the display pieces.
  • From Dec. 14 through Dec. 25, volunteers are being sought to work at the community booth from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. nightly.
  • From Dec. 26 through Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the display will be disassembled, and volunteers are needed to assist with moving display pieces.
Please note that heavy lifting will be required for those assisting with moving and setting display pieces. Time slots are flexible, and large community groups are welcomed to volunteer. To volunteer, contribute items, or obtain more information, contact Jim Jordan at (714) 556-3036 or

In-kind donations of supplies are also being requested and contributions may be made in whole or part.  Monetary donations toward the purchase of supplies are also welcomed. Some of the items needed include:

  • 12 rolls of LED light strands in C7 or C9 lamp size. Rolls are approximately 65’.
  • 50 sleeves of tinsel garland in mixed colors.
  • 10 assorted wreaths in 12” to 24” sizes.
  • 12 Santa hats.
  • 12 cans each of black and white spray paint.
  • Epson Artisan 725 printer ink in all colors.
  • Matte finish photo paper and photo sleeves to accommodate 2,500 to 3,000 prints.
  • 3,000 6” red and white candy canes.
  • Apple cider and 6 oz. cups.
For a complete list of supplies needed, please visit the Snoopy House page on the City’s website.  To make a monetary donation toward the purchase of supplies, please make checks payable to: City of Costa Mesa Snoopy House.  Checks may be dropped off or mailed to: City Hall, Finance Department, 77 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.  A donation drop box will also be available at the community booth during the event.

Christine Lam Cordon
Special Events Coordinator
City of Costa Mesa
City CEO Dept. | Communications & Marketing Division
Phone: (714) 754-5121 | Fax: (714) 754-5330

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Anonymous fitzyhouse said...

you can bet the ocgop will be well represented helping out the city. robin, tamar, uh, probably not unless to offer criticism at the way the work is being done.

11/26/2012 07:52:00 AM  
Blogger just wondering... said...

Well why would they, with an attitude such as yours? Who'd want to get involved with you?

11/26/2012 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Why do I have the feeling that you are someone who is nice to my face, but says these small-minded insults under cover of anonymity? Well, you have to live with who you are, don't you?

I always appreciate the remarks, my friends and I call it the "badge of honor” because if we didn't make a positive difference there would be no attempt to slime us, so we take it as a compliment and a sign we are doing a good job.

Tamar would never promote herself, -I don't think she feels a need to defend herself either. But I’ll tell on her. Her quiet volunteerism speaks for itself it in the hope, encouragement and changed lives around her. She got a prestigious award last year from her peers (she’s a junior college teacher) that honored her for going above and beyond in her volunteer work with students, hours and hours of her own life that she gladly gave to enrich others.

So, in return I say: Thanks! May there be a blessing on you and your house!

11/26/2012 12:42:00 PM  

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