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Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Dec. 6

Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Dec. 6 Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Dec. 6


This year’s Christmas tree lighting hosted by the GRF Recreation Department, will be held Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 4:30 p.m. at Veterans Plaza.

Come sing along to hymns by The Jolly Holidays Carolers of Los Angeles, who will lead the holiday merrymaking alongside Santa and LW’s elves (from the LW Theater Club).

The fabulous tree lighting will take place after the performance. People are encouraged to bring grandchildren, friends and neighbors to this festive celebration. All are welcome. The tree lighting is the official kickoff for the Holiday Toy Drive.

The Brown Descents Car Club of Orange County will sponsor its second annual toy drive throughout Leisure World with donation boxes at all the entrance gates, Recreation Department, Veterans Plaza, and every lobby of Mutual 17.

The nonprofit donates toys to over 200 Orange County children and includes gift cards for families to enjoy holiday dinners.

The grace and generosity of Leisure World residents will allow the 501(c)3 organization to expand its reach to more OC Boys and Girls Clubs, churches and schools this season. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to bless an Orange County kid; no stuffed animals.

Refreshments and cookies will be provided by Optum. The Golden Age Foundation and Council on Aging will also be represented.

A few days after the tree lighting, GRF will hold the Toy Drive Dance, on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 4. The Legends of Rock Dance Band will perform and the price of admission is a new, unwrapped toy.

The Recreation Department wishes residents a safe and happy holiday season.

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