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Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast a Successful Fundraiser

Saturday, Sept. 13th


Last Saturday’s Pancake Breakfast fundraiser was a great success for the Sierra Madre Kiwanis Club, which plans to use proceeds from this event and others to benefit the Seniors of Sierra Madre.  Special guest on hand was Jay Johnstone, a former major league baseball player who has the distinction of playing for both the Angels and the Dodgers.


The Hart Park House, aka the Senior Center, in Memorial Park is currently scheduled for a significant retrofit, using grant money from various sources.  But not included in the plans was a sound system, which was sorely needed.  Even Mayor Kurt Zimmerman commented Saturday on the fact that at last year’s memorial ceremony for John Grijalva, he had been among the overflow crowd outside that was unable to hear any of the tributes made because the sound system could not be heard outside.  Sierra Madre Kiwanis wants to fix that problem.


According to Senior Services Coordinator Susan Clifton, plans call for Kiwanis to donate a system that would “provide speakers in each room & on the patio of the Hart Park House, with individual controls so we could turn off the patio speakers but still hear in the main room, etc.  The system will include microphones (hand held & wireless) and will allow the city to hook up the TV, DVD, etc. so when there is a presentation, all can be heard.”


Hank Landsberg President of Kiwanis until Oct. 1st, when Harriet Lyle will take over, is in charge of putting together the sound system, but was unavailable to provide information for this article, as he is in the Netherlands.  Hank is president of Henry Engineering, well known in the sound industry for its audio products, including a patented switchbox called “Matchbox.”


Nancy Walsh, head of the City’s Senior Community Commission, stated that “The Senior Community Commission is thrilled to have Kiwanis donating a sound system to our project.  We have some money to renovate the Center, but this is going to be a huge gift, to not only the Seniors, but also all of the community organizations that use the Center, so we’re really looking forward to it, and we are so grateful to Kiwanis for coming up with this idea for a donation.”  Added Zimmerman, “I’m very grateful to the Kiwanis, and of course to all the organizations that do so much in this community.”


There was a good crowd on hand

Kiwanian Ken Anhalt greets a friend

An Arcadia High Key Clubber joins Pat Birdsall, Ann and John Luke







Joe Pergola and George Maurer chat with celebrity guest Jay Johnstone

Ditto, sans George

More Key Clubbers

Forgot these folks names, but I understand they used to own Monty's Steakhouse

As things slowed down towards the end of the day... of the Kiwanians was accommodating enough to...

...cook up a Mickey Mouse pancake for some folks

Hopefully no Disney litigation over copyright infringement

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