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Posted: November 29, 2008 10:33 p.m.
Updated: November 30, 2008 4:59 a.m.
Tomorrow is Dec. 1. Somehow - and I'm not exactly sure how this happened - 2009 is just 31 days away.

The good news? December is the birthday month of some fun folks! John Dow on Dec. 8, Kym Cappi, Jennifer Danny and Don Rodriquez all share my birthday on the 19th and Margo Hudson is also a December birthday baby!

Buy a Club Family Tree
Ivan Price, Foundation director of the SCV Boys & Girls Club said 30 needy families have been identified for the holidays, but the club has not completed the funding of Christmas trees or gifts for these families.

These families will not have much of a Christmas this year.

"We play Santa Claus and deliver a pre-decorated tree, along with wrapped gifts for everyone, and also provide a food box provided by Sysco through our great friends at Salt Creek Grille," Price said. "The economy is tight for everyone this year and even more than ever for these families. Last year at Festival of Trees we ‘sold' a total of 30 trees for needy families, a total of $60,000 collected from supporters attending the dinner. This year we only sold 13."

The difference between last year and this year is the $34,000. How can you be part of the 2008 Club Family Tree program? A check for $2,000 will deliver everything to a family; if you cannot donate that level, maybe it's a $1,000 gift and the club will put you together with another $1,000 gift; or $500, teamed with three others. The club needs to fund 17 more trees. Can you help one of the club families? Contact the Foundation office at the SCV Boys & Girls Club if you can participate. There are fewer than 28 days to accomplish this task. (661) 254-2582.

The perfect event storm
If you can't find something to do with the family on Dec. 6 you're simply not trying. Among the many, many activities on Saturday:

n Annual Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital Foundation Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Info: (661) 253-8082.

n Old Town Newhall Children's Holiday Parade, 8:30 a.m. lineup, 9:30 a.m. parade on Main Street in downtown Newhall. Literacy and Arts Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hart Park, 24151 Main Street, Newhall with free children's activities, music, storytellers, author appearances, stage shows, crafts and more. Info:

n SCV Historical Society Holiday Open House. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Heritage Junction adjacent to Hart Park. Bring a can of food for the Hunger Defense Fund. Entertainment, Santa Claus, tour historic homes. Info:

n Cowboys and Carols 7 p.m. at Hart Mansion hosted by the Friends of Hart Park and Museum. Curly Musgrave provides entertainment. Refreshments, tour of the Hart Museum. Tickets: $25. (661) 254-4584.

Holiday Light Tour
The judges cometh! Saturday The Signal's popular Holiday Light Tour will be making the rounds of the SCV. If you've not entered your home or street you MUST submit your entry by 5 p.m. Tuesday. To enter please e-mail If you've not received a return e-mail call (661) 902-5590.


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