DOWNEY - A chalk art festival to raise money for child abuse prevention is planned for April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. at Downey Memorial Christian Church, if organizers can raise enough money to purchase necessary permits.The event is organized by Shirley Johnson, a Downey resident and member of Rotary Club of Downey, in conjunction with Su Casa and the OLPH Catholic Guild. Johnson said there are plans to supplement the chalk art festival with a gourmet food truck, live music, art and more. The top three artistic works will receive prizes, as judged by Stay Gallery, Johnson said. Johnson is collecting donations to purchase permits and prizes. To make a donation, call Shirley Johnson at (562) 862-2378.
********** Published: March 28, 2013 - Volume 11 - Issue 50