Community spirit

Dear Editor: On behalf of the Women's Guild of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church here in Downey, I want to acknowledge and thank several local businesses who generously donated door prizes to our fundraising St. Patrick's Day luncheon on March 14, honoring our past presidents. Their kindness helped make our luncheon a huge success. Our guests told us that this event was one of the best that they have ever attended. We extend our gratitude to the following Downey businesses: Barry at the Elephant Bar restaurant at Downey Landing; Dana at Sizzler; Chuck Orrett at Carino's Italian Grill at Downey Landing; Mandy Arburua at Chili's at Downey Landing; Panda Express on Firestone Boulevard; HomeTown Buffet on Firestone; Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill at Downey Landing; Jim at Ralph's grocery store on Lakewood Boulevard; Santa Mendoza at SuperCuts at Gallatin and Lakewood; and Martie's Hair Design and Adrian's Hair Design on Florence Avenue. Thank you, also, to A Unique Florist on Lakewood Boulevard. You always take such good care of our organization and the corsages for each of our past presidents were perfect. Last but not least, our gratitude to Mark Sheldon at the Rio Hondo Event Center for providing the elegant accommodations for our event, the excellent service and the quality food. I realize that the economy has made things more difficult for business, but this group did not hesitate to lend a helping hand to the Women's Guild for our fundraiser. With their help, we, in turn, are able to give back to the Downey community. We applaud their community spirit. - Paula Mayfield, Downey********** Published: March 27, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 49