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  • Thursday, May 07, 2009


    Metro TALK: Denim, Music, Cars and Awards Celebrations

    Metro TALK
    is a community service of ORANGE NET NEWS /O/N/N/

    Orange Park Acres Denim and Diamonds set for Friday May 8th
    The Annual Orange Park Acres Denim and Diamonds dinner dancing and silent auction fund raiser will be this Friday, May 8th at the Orange County Mining Company. The Gray Bandy Award for the outstanding Orange Park Acres Volunteer of the Year will be presented. Entertainment will be provided by country western band The Raining Horseshoes.

    El Mo Presents a Night of Music
    The El Modena Music Department presents ‘A Night of Music’,featuring the El Modena Jazz Band, along with special guest performances on Saturday May 16, 6 – 9pm. Conducted by Mr. Jeff Helms of El Modena High School, the musical evening includes Dinner, Show, and Auctions. Dinner includes salad, msin course, dessert and drinks. ‘A Night of Music’ will be held in the El Modena Cafeteria. For ticket reservations call Mr. Helms at 714.628.5317 or e-mail to Tickets are $15 per person, or $50 per family of four.

    Orange County Public Works Annual Open House and Collectors’ Car Show
    In celebration of National Public Works Week (May 17-23) the Orange County Public Works Department will host it’s annual Public Works Open House and Collectors’ Car Show on Saturday May 16, 2009 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 2301 North Glassell Street in the City of Orange. Along with the collector cars will be displays and information booths, games, opportunity drawings and free food including hot dogs, nachos, snow cones and drinks.

    For more information call:714-955-0200.

    Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez to give Keynote at Orange Rotary Awards
    Former Ambassador Gaddi Vasquez will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Orange Rotary Awards. On Thursday, May 21st at the Turnip Rose Banquet Center in Orange, the three Orange local clubs, Orange North, Orange Sunrise, and Orange Rotary will honor awardees chosen by the two Orange Fire and Police Departments at a luncheon meeting. Thirty-five years ago, Orange Rotary made the decision to publicly honor members of the Orange Police and Fire Departments through an annual luncheon event to demonstrate pride in the dedication, professional ability, and quality of the members of the two community protective organizations.

    The award categories include for the Fire Department: Manager of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Civilian Employee of the Year and Fire Explorer of the Year. Awardees for the Police Department will include: Supervisor of the Year, Police Officer of the Year, Reserve Officer of the Year, Non-Sworn Employee of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Police Explorer of the Year.

    Ambassador Vasquez has a long history of public service. A former Director of the United States Peace Corps, Ambassador Vasquez has served at all levels of government including Ambassador to the United Nations Food and Agriculture programs under the Bush Administration. He has been appointed to federal posts by two U. S. Presidents and to numerous state commissions by three former California governors. His 28-year career in public service began as a police officer in the City of Orange. He is a graduate of the Los Angeles Police Academy and credits his years in law enforcement as a most rewarding time in his life. Recently, he was appointed Executive Director of the Annenberg Trust, with a mission of advancing public understanding of and appreciation for democracy.

    Tickets for the event are $25 and the contact person is Orange Rotarian Bill Steiner at (714) 287-9604.

    Metro TALK
    is a community service of ORANGE NET NEWS /O/N/N/

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