October 25, 2001
The Junior League of Orange County sponsored a spectacular Christmas Company 2001 this week at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Opening night for the 26th annual Junior League fund-raiser attracted an enormous outpouring of community support, which was followed by several days of festive shopping, dining and experiencing the holiday spirit through lectures, presentations and demonstrations. Mary Kelly Selover, a noted designer, graced the opening night festivities and then spoke at a luncheon the next day. Major donors included Mr. and Mrs. David Colton, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hartman.
October 6, 2001
Michele Marr Address: 2987 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa Telephone: (714) 549-0521 Denomination: Christian Year church established: 1960 Service times: Worship is at 10 a.m. every Sunday. The first Sunday of each month is a communion service. Sunday school for adults meets at 9 a.m. Every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. is a prayer service. Youth and adult Bible studies are held every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Senior pastor: Mark Rogers Pastoral staff: Keith Kerslake, administrator Size of congregation: 300 Makeup of congregation: A balanced blend of single men and women, families with children at home and retired men and women.
July 4, 2001
--Story by Mathis Winkler; photo by [tk] Jennie Webb volunteers for volunteers. As this year's president of the Junior League of Orange County, the Corona del Mar resident helps to prepare other women for volunteer activities throughout the county. In workshops and programs, Webb and others teach leadership and fund-raising skills and offer advice on mentoring kids. While her effort to help children might be indirect most of the time, Webb said the work was rewarding nonetheless.
March 1, 2001
The Clubhouse at South Coast Plaza will present Monte Carlo Night on Saturday to raise money for the Junior League of Orange County. Tickets for the "cocktail attire" event, which will take place from 7:30 p.m. to midnight, cost $70. Participants who bring a children's book to donate to Laura's House, a Junior League home for abused women and their children in San Clemente, will receive $50 in gambling script....
October 19, 2000
The Daily Pilot "crowd cam" captures the local scene as citizens rally for a variety of social, civic, cultural and scientific causes on the coast. 1. Two local ladies, Michelle Rohe, left, and Mary Roosevelt, flank Gary Babick, chairman of the Philharmonic Society Board, at a reception honoring celebrated Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin at the Philharmonic Society's 47th annual season opening recently. More than 250 local guests attended. 2. Christmas Company 2000 opened this week with great style at the Orange County Fairgrounds.
October 15, 1999
-- Elise Gee FAIRGROUNDS -- The Junior League of Orange County's fund-raiser and shopping extravaganza, The Christmas Company, is expected to offer more than all of its previous annual events, organizers said. The Junior League will kick off its signature fund-raiser Saturday with a black-tie gala reception. The shopping event, in its 24th year, has raised more than $3.5 million to date, with a record $381,000 raised in 1997 alone. Dozens of vendors, holiday shopping and special events -- such as Breakfast with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa -- are among of the highlights.