Miracle of the Bells
residents will notice the beautiful sound of chimes this holiday season thanks
to the efforts of the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club, Councilman Ed Gallo, and Paul
Rowe of Maas-Rowe Carillons, Inc., an Escondido firm that specializes
in building bell towers and carillons (bell-chimes).
Rowe offered to
provide the chimes for the holiday season so Escondido residents and
shoppers could sample the pleasant sounds of the season. The Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club has donors
lined up to pay the cost of a permanent installation if the City Council
approves the concept. Nick Ponce,
President of the club, sid,
“we think it would be a wonderful gift from the Hidden Valley Kiwanis Club to
the city of Escondido . . . . a gift that would entertain our citizens and visitors
Gallo, who has been championing the cause, said, “I think it’s great idea and belive
it’s likely the council would support such an effort. The community involvement of the Hidden
Valley Kiwanis Club is outstanding. If
the public likes this demonstration, we can probably work the details out to
make it a permanent feature.”
Elizabeth Hospice - Light Up a Life
raised $300,000 for
Light Up a Life 2004 raised $300,000 — proving to be the event’s
most successful year since it’s inception in 1982.
The event was held
Wednesday, December 15th at the California
Center for the Arts. It
was the generosity of community residents and organizations that contributed to
the success of the 22nd annual event. Funds raised from this memorial are used
to support the many non-reimbursed services offered to our patients and the community—from
patient care to numerous bereavement and complementary therapy programs.
This year’s event
featured Mistress of Ceremonies, Darlene Marcos Shiley—supporter
and friend of The Elizabeth Hospice. During Mrs. Shiley’s
closing remarks, she announced that “coming into this evening’s event The
Elizabeth Hospice raised just under $250,000… I think that we (she and her
husband Donald Shiley) need to round that to an even
memorial ceremony also featured a musical tribute from the Teen Harmony Singers
and a presentation of the Colors by the US Navy. Attendance was at an all-time
high as well, as more than 400 community residents gathered to honor the life
of a loved one and support The Elizabeth Hospice. This record high number of
attendees recognized that Light Up a Life 2004 truly
serves a larger purpose to the community—like every year, guests were guided
through difficult times with care, kindness, inspiration and humor.
Laura Miller, CEO
of The Elizabeth Hospice, said the memorial tribute was “a spectacular success!
Our community’s generosity was unparalleled—on behalf of our patients,
families, volunteers and staff, I thank you.”
Left, Darlene Shiley, receives award from Laura Miller, CEO of the Elizabeth
Hospice, recognizing the major contribution of $50,000 from Darlene and husband,
Don, to the recent fundraising drive
Hidden Meadows Toys for Tots Campaign
For the fifth
straight year, through participation in the annual efforts of the Marine Corps
Reserve at Camp
Pendleton and their Toys
for Tots program, residents of the North Escondido community of
Hidden Meadows have helped to put smiles on the faces of deserving children in
"I am so
proud of our community and their generous giving spirit. This has been our very
best toy drive ever!" said Hidden Meadows resident and Toys for Tots Coordinator Gwen Herbert, a Realtor with Realty
Executives in Escondido.
local Toys for Tots Coordinator, and Sergeant T.J. Lee, USMC, with just part of
the toys collected this year in Hidden Meadows.
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