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Wishing tree presents go to children

by Marylin Portman

Residents of Antelope Valley responded with love and concern by providing Christmas packages for 48 local children whose names were on the local wishing tree at the Walker General Store. Debi Bush, well-known manager of the Walker General Store, along with Antelope Elementary secretary, Mary Hussman, conceived the idea of the giving tree for children who need a little extra at Christmas time. Debi Bush’s grandson Buh Hamilton is pictured with the numerous gifts that were waiting at the store for Santa to pick up for Christmas Eve delivery. Chief elves Becky Holden, Chris Smith and many other helpers also spent a great deal of time to make this a very successful event. A big thank you to everyone who helped make Christmas a bit merrier for the children of Antelope Valley.

Glenda’s Gift Shop

Glenda Scherer’s granddaughter Hayley, who was visiting from Ontario for the holidays, drew the winning raffle ticket for the gift shop’s annual drawing, Sheldon Farnsworth of Walker was the lucky winner of this annual drawing. The prize this year was a lovely collectible Mrs. Santa Claus figure dressed for the holidays.

Meetings of local interest

The Antelope Valley Regional Planning Advisory Committee will hold its regularly scheduled meeting 7 p.m., Jan. 5 at the Walker Community Building. Larry Johnston, Mono County Project Planner from Mammoth will give a detailed informational presentation concerning, among other topics, the hot issue of affordable housing for Mono County. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to have their concerns addressed and learn more about the long term plans for Mono County and its residents. The Antelope Valley Board of Fire Commissioners will meet on Jan. 11 at the local fire department at 6 p.m. Public attendance and input is welcomed at 6:30 p.m.