September 1, 2014

Topanga Messenger’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

 

PHOTO BY ANTHONY VEREBES MESSENGER © 2014

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Arthur Nissman was thrilled to win a large bag of dog food donated by Topanga Seed and Feed for the inaugural Topanga MessengerGrand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Event on Jan. 19.

The Topanga Messenger culminated its first-ever subscription drive on January 19, with about 100 guests sharing in the Grand Bonus Drawing and Gala Potluck event graciously sponsored by the Topanga Community Club (TCC).

The day was alive with anticipation to see who would walk away with items donated by Topanga businesses, artists, individuals and entrepreneurs.

The potluck offerings were truly a “gala” presentation with a great variety of dishes and more than enough for all.

PHOTO BY ANTHONY VEREBES MESSENGER © 2014

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Susan Lovell and Janet Crouch Shulman serenaded the crowed with lovely songs including Lovell's original "Topanga Anthem" during the Topanga Messenger Grand Prize Bonus Drawing and Potluck Event on Sunday, January 19 at the Community House.

Long-time Topangans mingled with young families and recent arrivals who are stepping forward to carry on the traditions of the community.

The TCC also presented its 2014 Survey to ask folks what projects they think are relevant to the community’s needs and desires and what would make the TCC a better place for everyone. New members joined up and signed on to help.

The three-month Messenger drive pulled in about 200 subscriptions, about half of which were new or lapsed renewals. In their generosity, current subscribers extended theirs and gave gift subscriptions to friends and family.

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Ben and Claire Chapman won the grand prize, a stunning oil painting of Topanga’s “S” curves depicted by renowned Topanga artist Nancy Williams.

We think every one of the 3,000 homes in the Canyon should subscribe so we’ll keep reminding them that they are missing an important part of their Topanga lifestyle experience.

To be at the receiving end of the generosity, talent and support from this community makes us, to say the least, profoundly humble and grateful to serve the people who make Topanga the extraordinary place it is.

PHOTO BY ANTHONY VEREBES MESSENGER © 2014

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Topanga Community Club Treasurer Gabrielle Lamirand helped coordinate the Messenger Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Event and her help was invaluable!

With great appreciation to the many people who made the subscription drive and the event not only possible, but fun, we couldn’t have done it without you.

We will let the world know who you are in a forthcoming issue.

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Messenger columnist Kathie Gibboney, from the super cool eatery Shaka Shack, draws the winning name from Bonnie Morgan, who helped organize the event.

PHOTO BY KATIE DALSEMER MESSENGER © 2014

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Mary Murphy (R) was beyond thrilled to win this beautiful painting by Topanga artist Robin Becker (L) at the Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck event!

PHOTO BY ERIC EKHOLM

<i>Topanga Messenger</i>’s Grand Bonus Drawing and Potluck Was a Rousing Success!

Enjoying a day at Topanga’s Only Playground at the Community Club on Sunday, Jan. 19 are, from the top of the slide to the bottom: Aria Ekholm, Chloe Gaines, Leo Constantine, Sierra Friday, Mila Chapman, Aurora Gaines, Chloe Chapman, Charlotte Constantine and Sudevi Grahm.