Neighborhood Fair Summary


What:  Neighborhood Fair
When:  June 4, 2005, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where:  Parking lot of Church of the Foothills

This fair had information booths from city departments, units, agencies, and community service organizations.
The Pasadena Fire Department brought their fire engine and let kids climb on it and cooked free hot dogs.
Victory Park summer programs helped with fun stuff for kids.
East Eaton Wash Neighborhood Association provided free balloons, held a free raffle, had a petition for support of changing the park name, and had some free giveaway items.

Exhibitors were:

  • Pasadena Department of Water & Power
  • Pasadena Public Works – Recycling
  • MASH (Maintenance Assistance Services for Homeowners)
  • Pasadena Senior Center
  • Pasadena Health Department
  • Neighborhood Connections
  • Victory Park Summer Programs
  • East Eaton Wash Neighborhood Association
  • Church of the Foothills

Raffle Prizes

There were 39 free raffle entries for 29 raffle prizes.

Raffle prizes were generously donated by the following:

  • Perssons Nursery, 3115 Sierra Madre Blvd.
    • Large tomato plant, large flowering plant, birdhouse
  • Donna Wong
    • 4 sets of hand-crafted earrings
  • Magic Growers, 2795 Eaton Canyon Rd.
    • Drought resistent flowering plants – 3 each of:
    • Mexican Bush Labelia, May Night Sage, Yellow Gem Kangaroo Paw, Orange Bulbine
  • Pasadena Public Works
    • compost bin
  • Pasadena Department of Water & Power
    • thermos cup, mini-mag type flashlight
  • Kathy Vacio
    • 3 Squeeze Jumpz (sp?) clocks
  • Estate of a family on Hermanos
    • antique table lamp, small antique table, new porch light, matching used lawn chairs

Additionally, Pasadena Federal Credit Union provided key chains, 7″ rulers, and notepads for free giveaway items.

Volunteers to Thank

  • Rhonda Stone – for her organizing work rounding up exhibitors, raffle donations, pop-up tents, tables, food, water, balloons, neigbhorhood reminder sign, etc. and coordinating at the event.
  • Church of the Foothills – for allowing us to use their parking lot, tables, chairs, and miscellaneous items for the event
  • Victor Gonzalez  – tables and various items, transporting stuff, set up and tear down
  • Kathy Vacio – ice tubs, set up and tear down, inflating balloons, manning the EEWNA booth
  • Eugene Chu – pop-up tents, transporting stuff, set up and tear down
  • Susan Chu – passing out flyers to entire neighborhood, set up and tear down, improving sign, reminder signs, manning EEWNA booth, raffle prize distribution
  • Laura Ellersieck – flyer creation, reminder signs, raffle tickets, raffle donor letter, raffle prize coordination and distribution, manning the EEWNA booth, donor thank-yous, …
  • Scott Pursell – coordinating fire department participation.
  • Pasadena Firefighters Association – for the hot dog unit.
  • Pasadena Fire Stations 32 & 37 – bringing a fire truck, helping cook hot dogs, and generally lending a hand.
  • Rhonda Stone’s son Evan and his friend – set up, tear down, picture taking, and general assistance in between
  • Cynthia Gonzalez – neighborhood reminder signs, raffle donor request e-mail
  • Marie Taylor – obtaining pamphlets from Pasadena Police Dept.
  • Hunt Salembier – keeping water and food cold