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.
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 communitys 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.
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 well 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.
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
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.