Big Weekend For Arthritis Walk, Taste Of The Town
Both the Child and Family Center and the Arthritis Foundation are calling Sunday's events a success.
The Arthritis Foundation held its annual Arthritis Walk at Six Flags Magic Mountain, in which around 2,000 people participated.
Nearby at Mann Biomedical Park, the Child and Family Center held Taste of the Town, an event where each paid admission allows participants to sample a seemingly unending consortium of food and wine from dozens of Santa Clarita restaurants.
While the participation numbers may not have set any records, Lois Bauccio, Executive Director of the Child and Family Center Foundation says that a strong turnout should be counted as a major victory, given the state of the economy.
"We don't h
ave numbers yet, we're still cleaning up the site and haven't started running a tab. I think it's not about the money this year, it's about participation, about people finding a way to come to our event and help us in these difficult times," she said. "When they're saying no, they are not able to support everything they're asked to support."
Like many other non-profit organizations, the Child and Family Center made some adjustments to the event.
"We did lower the ticket price, which I think helped, because they came out. Even though the numbers will not be high, they will be successful, we know that because of the numbers that were there. We're excited about that."