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February 11, 2014 > Candle Lighters presentation luncheon

Candle Lighters presentation luncheon

Submitted By Joella Thompson

Although trailers have moved off site, decorations have been put away, and bills have been paid, the Candle Lighters still had one final job to do before putting their 2013 ÔCamp FearÕ Ghost House to rest. That was done on January 25 at our Presentation Luncheon. Candle Lighters, with much pride, was able to fund the following proposals with monies earned through their work at the Ghost House.

Award recipients in this, our 44th year, are:

Abode Services ($8,730.56)
Stellar Academy for Dyslexics ($4,729.38)
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, Inc. ($7,976.00)
Newark Memorial High School ($5,070.00)
Soroptimist International of the Tri-Cities/Fremont ($698.42)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont - LEAF ($3,663.89)
Fremont Parks and Recreation Aqua Adventure Waterpark ($9,000.00)
Star Struck Theater ($2,679.83)
Mission San Jose High School ($3,576.15)

In all, Candle Lighters presented Tri-City area recipients a total of $46,124.23 to fund requested proposals selected by its membership in June.

At the luncheon, the election of the new board was voted on and approved. Newly elected board members for the 2014-2015 year are: Claire Douglas, President; Brigitte Wilkerson and Deanna Loder, Co-1st Vice Presidents (Site); Joella Thompson, 2nd Vice President (Publicity); Marguerite Meyer, 3rd Vice President (Sponsors); Sharon Candelario, Recording Secretary; Carol Hall, Corresponding Secretary; Lani Cortez, Treasurer; Judy Hammond, Communications; Flo Moscon, Membership; Patty Hitchcock and Patty Grant, Social; and Terri Schinkel, Parliamentarian.

The theme of our 45th year will be ÒVampire Cruise Line.Ó Plans are already being made to create another family friendly, fun experience for the community to enjoy.

Those interested in becoming a Candle Lighter may contact us at: Candle Lighters, P.O. Box 174, Fremont, CA 94537 or by calling (510) 796-0595 or e-mail to:

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