Today we read the sweetest article in our beloved “Larchmont Buzz” newsfeed that we felt compelled to share. In fact, if you long to be part of a community in the sprawling city of Los Angeles, Hancock Park could be just for you and yours! We have a neighborhood hub, Larchmont Village, that is over 102 years old and is as vibrant as we remember it being in years! The monthly newspaper, the Larchmont Chronicle, and the daily Larchmont Buzz email subscription/blog/Instagram are great ways to start to understand our unique and special place.
This season the Rotary Club returns offering Christmas Trees and wreaths daily from 9am to 9pm. All come fresh from Oregon and proceeds go to support local charities. There were several snow days this month.
Tailwaggers at 147 N. Larchmont invited the neighborhood to its “Santa Paws” event on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am to 4pm complete with photo opportunities with Santa Paws and Mrs. Paws, free swag and discounts at the store. The parking lot was transformed into a winter wonderland of real snow!
Wilshire Rotary Club called all kids and snow lovers. Kids and visitors enjoyed sledding, playing, drinking hot cocoa and apple cider and more.
Santa was at Page School to visit with children and, in an effort to collect more toys for the Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center, the jolly man accepted gifts rather than giving them. The Grove of course has snow every night this month and a bit extra on Christmas Eve and Christmas day at 6pm reports the Larchmont Chronicle.
Enjoy this article by Patricia Lombard as seen in the Larchmont Buzz today:
Larchmont families were sledding for hours on two small, but amazingly quick, runs created by 25 tons of snow for the Wilshire Rotary Snow Day on Larchmont held at the Page Academy parking lot on Saturday.
“What a way to SNOWBALL this event where the community can get involved and have some fun doing so,” said Janice Prior, Wilshire Rotary President. “We hope everyone enjoyed the sledding, the snow area with a dancing snow dog and snow bear, the Salvation Army brass band, Boy Scout Troop 10’s baked goods and drinks, the raffle with donations from our local business community, the photo booth, and Santa! A total of 206 toys were collected and will be distributed to Red Shield Center, Boys & Girls Club, and South Central Church. Thank you!”
Snow Day was the vision of Wendy Clifford, Windsor Square resident, Wilshire Rotarian, and longtime manager of Rotary’s Christmas tree lot. Building on the Rotary tradition of giving gifts rather than receiving, Clifford came up with the idea of inviting families in the community to come to Larchmont for snow play and bring a gift to Santa as admission.
“I want to thank everyone who came and brought gifts to Santa, we collected over 200 toys,” said Clifford. “Thanks to the Wilshire Rotary Club of Los Angeles for spearheading the event and to President Janice Prior for her support and hard work and special thanks to Page Academy for the use of their parking lots and for their hard work.”
Thanks to the following local businesses for raffle donations:
Le Pain Quotidien
Larchmont Village Vet
Thanks to Snow Day sponsors:
The Beverly Press/Park La Brea News
The Larchmont Boulevard Association
The Larchmont Buzz
Rotary District 5280
The Rotary Club of Hollywood
Adam Rubenstein, The Beaumont Company
The Wilshire Rotary Club Foundation