Christmas/Holiday Odds and Ends
Hurry, Hurry…Tree Lot Closes Sunday
The Palisades-Malibu YMCA will sell Christmas trees through December 23 at Simon Meadow in Temescal Gateway Park off Sunset. There are trees small enough to fit on tables and every size in between, up to 15 feet tall. Delivery is available.
The lot is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The sale of trees is a major fundraiser for the Y, with proceeds helping to provide programs for Palisadians of all ages; to keep fees affordable; and to provide assistance to those who may be in need.
Holiday Toys Are Still Sought
Toys for kids are sought through January 1 for the annual “Spark of Love” Holiday Toy program. Unwrapped toys and gifts can be left at Fire Station 69, which is located at Sunset Boulevard and Carey Street.
Circling the News stopped by the station on December 20 and Captain Erik Schneider explained that toys that are donated late or into the next year are stored for 2019.
Firefighters start giving out toys after Thanksgiving and at the beginning of December. Late 2018 donations make early 2019 toy deliveries possible.
Gift Bags Prepared for Vets
Members of Post 283 Legion, the Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion packed 300 bags for veterans who reside in the Cal Vet home. The facility, which was built in 2010 and is run by the state of California, is located on the Veterans Administration property in West Los Angeles.
Veterans have their own bedrooms, which include cabinets, ample closet space and a television. The state provides assisted living, skilled nursing and transitional housing for the men and women who live there.
On December 19, volunteers filled bags with toiletries, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, Chapstick, lotion and a pair of socks.