Food, wine and good tunes filled the air at the Mann Biomedical Park Saturday as thousands of people took in the sights at this year’s Taste of the Town event.
The annual event raises money for the Santa Clarita Child and Family Center to benefit children and families with emotional issues or abuse.
“This is one of the most important events that we do all year,” said Child & Family Center Foundation President Lois Bauccio.
The Child & Family Center works with children and their families to get past mental and behavioral health obstacles that eventually break families apart.
“Our goal is to keep families together,” she said.
Since 1976, a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers have provided mental health services to the Santa Clarita Valley.
“Even though the day is indeed fabulous, it is important to remember that today there are other people who are struggling with deep depression, confusing emotional turmoil, dark and dangerous thoughts of suicide or violence and more,” Bauccio said.
“Kids come into this world often with problems,” she said. “They may suffer from some trauma or other experiences such as child abuse.”
Taste of the Town has served as the center’s largest fundraiser for more than 20 years, inviting residents to enjoy a weekend of good weather as well as tasty edibles, wine, beer and margaritas from more than 40 SCV vendors.
“It’s a great chance to be in the community and see our customers,” said Steve Youlios, owner of the local Jersey Mike’s restaurant.
“There are so many great people out here,” said Santa Clarita City Councilman Bob Kellar.
“Everyone converges on the area, the people that you know throughout the community, it’s fun to be here for a great and worthy cause,” he said.
With the general invitation mailing for Carousel Ranch 23rd Annual Dinner, Auction, and Children’s Riding Demonstration set to hit mailboxes this week, organizers confirmed they are already two-thirds of the way to a sold-out event.
A Bridgeport couple has uncovered some disheartening news for motorists who grind to a halt as they zip through Valencia, braking for a family of Canada geese, narrowly avoiding a collision with the large birds.
The Santa Clarita City Council and MADD recognized Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies Chris Morgan, Tanner Sanchez and Mario Acosta Tuesday for their major role in helping keep local streets safe from drunken drivers.
The city of Santa Clarita’s homeless population increased from 156 people in 2018 to 256 people in 2019, according to city-level data from the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count released Friday by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
American Coaster Enthusiasts, the world’s largest roller coaster enthusiasts club with more than 5,000 members, will hold their 42nd annual Coaster Con at Six Flags Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm from Sunday-Thursday, June 16-20.
No more wondering what to do on Friday nights because Friday will be opening night as the sounds of live Jazz and Blues bands once again fill its new location at 24250 Town Center Drive outside the Westfield Valencia Town Center.
The William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Joanna White to become the new Director of Special Education. Mrs. White takes over for Sharon Amrhein who is retiring after 16 years with the District.
LANCASTER – The Lancaster JetHawks opened their final series of the First Half with a bang, beating Inland Empire, 13-6, in front of a sellout crowd of 4,769 at The Hangar Wednesday night. The JetHawks set season-highs with 18 hits and nine extra-base hits.
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