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Pasadena Jaycees Bring Fun to Foster Children at Five Acres

(Back, left to right) Mike Wehbe, Jessica Wehbe, Sara Kaliounji, Justine Gray, Dima Ciolache, Irene Guillen, Jessper Maquindang, Bryce Hickam. (Front, left to right) David Ha, Yong Yeong, Crystal O’Grady, Ana Morino, Cynthia Avalos, Stephen Acker, Jay Rinehart, Shant Nalbandian, Avo Yanikian, Sarah Evans, Hayley Olmsted, Arsineh Ghazarian, Sarina Tounian, Melody Nazarian. – Courtesy photo / Irene Guillen

As the temperatures started heating up for summer, the Pasadena Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees) brought a slip n’ slide, water balloons, and more fun in the sun to the foster children living at the Five Acres child care agency in Altadena. As part of their annual Summer Event, the Pasadena Jaycees did science experiments with the kids, played basketball, and kickball, and got creative with arts and crafts projects. Magician “Funny Eddie” also entertained the Five Acres residents with jokes and magic to close out the event. Year after year, the event is a positive, fun-filled day for the children, and the Jaycees were bestowed the Special Services to Children Award for the project from Five Acres in 2013.

Pasadena Jaycees Yong Yeong and Chris Del Vecchio form the front of a human tunnel for the children to run through to get the morning started. – Courtesy photo / Irene Guillen
3 – Hayley Olmsted, Justine Gray, and Jay Rinehart keep the kids hydrated with Sno Cones and other treats. – Courtesy photo / Irene Guillen

Hayley Olmsted, Justine Gray, and Jay Rinehart keep the kids hydrated with Sno Cones and other treats. – Courtesy photo / Irene Guillen

The Pasadena Jaycees are a volunteer and leadership training organization for people aged 21 to 40. For more information about joining or about any of the Jaycees’ charitable projects, please visit pasadenajaycees.org or email info@pasadenajaycees.org.

July 23, 2019

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