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President’s Message 11-15-19

Hello Highland Park!

This month has been full of celebrations and it will continue into the New Year! We started out this month by celebrating Dia De Los Muertos/Otono Festival; an event for the community that we were given the opportunity to support thanks to Avenue 50 Studios. We also celebrated Veteran’s Day this past week where both CD1 and CD14 were able to honor myself and Al Strange as Veteran’s of the Year for our respective districts. It was truly an honor and a pleasure to be amongst my fellow Veteran’s. As the only female Veteran, I was very proud to represent our community and grateful for that opportunity!

Thanksgiving is coming up and there are many volunteer opportunities in our community as well as throughout the city. In the spirit of the season I would like to challenge each and everyone of you to do something kind for your neighbors and your fellow community members.

This month we approved several Neighborhood Purpose Grants to include; a grant for the Arroyo Seco Magnet School who puts on an amazing annual event known as Museum Day, the Franklin High School Cross Country Running program whom will use the funds for their team, and the Lummis Day Foundation event.

Please join us for the 75th Annual NELA Christmas Parade on Sunday, December 1, 2019 on N. Figueroa St which starts at 1pm!

Fun fact: It is the 2nd oldest Christmas Parade in all of Los Angeles!

Our next Regular Board Meeting is scheduled for 5 December 2019 at the Highland Park Senior Center located at 6152 N Figueroa St at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Holidays!

Stephanie Maynetto-Jackson
President, HHPNC