It’s getting to look more and more like Christmas on Larchmont.
This Saturday, Decembers 4, Tailwaggers is bringing in 10 tons of snow for its Santa Paws and Mrs. Claws holiday portrait event. Reservations are already all booked up for the full portrait sitting, but Tailwaggers owner Todd Warner told the Buzz that pets and their humans are welcome to take their own photos and enjoy the snow play from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be special discounts on pet supplies, and raffles taking place in the store throughout the day.
“We want to make it a fun shopping experience for everyone who stops in,” Warner told the Buzz.
Meanwhile, in the spirit of Christmas giving, Wilshire Rotary volunteers at the club’s Christmas tree lot at 568 N. Larchmont told the Buzz they have planned a special festive Saturday in honor of their annual challenge fundraiser with the Lions, known as Battle of the Bells.
“We are competing against the Lions Club to see who can raise the most money for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield community center in the Pico Union district,” explained Rotary member Ron Reyes. “It’s a friendly competition where everyone is a winner.”
For more than 75 years,the L.A. Red Shield has been building community and a safe place for children to play and learn, offering opportunities to learn and grow in sports, technology, and the arts, in addition to equipping families, feeding neighbors, loving the elderly, serving veterans, and meeting the greatest needs in our community.
“We are pleased to inform you that every dollar will be used to assist as many families as possible. Our goal is to fundraise and collect enough to aid 400 families with a food box (valued at $75) and three toys (bundle valued at $85),” said Salvation Army Commander Angel Amezquita in an email to Rotary member.
There will be a mariachi band, and Angel Amezquita – also a Rotary member – will be there playing the trumpet. Also, Santa Claus will be visiting the tree lot on Saturday between 1 p.m and 3 p.m. And there will also be a photo booth so you can capture that special holiday moment.
So spend Saturday on Larchmont, where you can shop local and support our local charities too. Net proceeds from the Christmas Tree Lot go to the Rotary International Foundation and the Wilshire Rotary Foundation to benefit Rotary Service Projects in our community and around the world.