Sowing Seeds for Life’s fifth annual “Christmas in the Park” will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, at Ganesha Park on White Avenue in Pomona from noon to 4 p.m. The event draws upwards of 600-800 kids. Each child under the age of 13 will receive a toy.
Also, there will be live entertainment, crafts for kids, vendor booths, snack stands and photos with Santa Claus. There will also be a food pantry giveaway available for families in need as well. This event is a vital resource for families in need in the Inland Valley and East San Gabriel Valley.
Celebrities expected to take part again this year include former child actor Rodney Allen Rippy, best known for his Jack-In-the-Box commercials 40 years ago, singers Britney Young, Rick Barry, also known as Mr. Smooth Jazz, country music legend Jeremy James Bonner, Paige Sanders and many more. Boxing’s Sugar Shane Mosley of Pomona has been in special guest in past years but has not yet confirmed for this year’s event.
Sowings Seeds for Life, founded in 2007 by Glendora resident Vicki Brown, provides some 6,000 need people with food, clothing and services each month. Brown is also the CEO and president of DPI Labs, an aerospace manufacturing company located at 1350 Arrow Highway in La Verne. The DPI building also serves as the headquarters for Sowing Seeds for Life.
Food and toy donations are still very much needed. The community can drop donations at any of the locations below to help kids this holiday season.
Other drop off locations:
La Verne Chamber of Commerce Office KSPA Radio -Rancho Cucamonga
DaVita Dialysis- Pomona La Verne Dental Group- La Verne
DPI Labs- La Verne Mrs. Nelson’s Bookstore-San Dimas
Kiddie Academy-La Verne One West Bank- La Verne
Damien High School- La Verne UPS Store – La Verne
United Methodist Church of La Verne Opus Bank –La Verne
Third Street Wine Shop Opus Bank – San Dimas
Fountains Mobile Park- La Verne