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IB STAFF REPORT Avalon Beautiful, a local 501 (c)(3) non-profit, recently joined together with about 60 volunteers to hit the streets of Avalon for a Community Clean-Up. Residents and visitors of all ages set out to different parts of town bright and early on a Saturday morning armed with bags, gloves, scrub- bers and a mission. You may have noticed them wiping down railings along Mole Park & the basketball and volleyball courts, picking up trash near the school and golf course, scrubbing trash cans on Front Street or pick- ing up hundreds (yes, hundreds) of cigarette butts throughout the local streets, especially out at the Casino. The overall goal was simple - clean up the town. The great- From page 1 June 2014 cross channel traf- fic increased 4.6 percent over the er objective, which will be an on-going aim for our organiza- tion is this: Take Pride in Your Community. If you (the one hold- ing this paper and reading this article) see a piece of trash on the ground and decide to pick it up, you are taking pride in your com- munity. If you speak up when a piece of trash is dropped on the ground or make the choice to pick it up even though someone else dropped it, you are showing your pride in your community to others. When we set the good example, others will follow. To each of the volunteers that generosity is appreciated and does joined us - thank you for being not go unrecognized - in a com- a great illustration of an involved munity where everyone is asking community member! We could not have done it without you! To each of the vendors that donated coffee, snacks, supplies, prizes and time - we thank you. Your effect on tourism. "Last time, we were on our own," he said, referring to the last time Catalina experienced strict water rationing. for a donation, we thank you for stepping up once again to donate for a great cause that benefits all of us. If your name is listed here, you have won a prize from the raffle ticket you received just for par- ticipating in the clean-up. Prizes can be picked up at City Hall at the Recreation Department from Jennifer Monroe. Beatriz Pedroza - Catalina Adventure Tours; Lisa Gelker - Lloyd's of Avalon; Karl Karstens - Lloyd's of Avalon; Nina Garcia - Catalina Island Brew House; Viviana Chavoya - Two's Company & Jewels of Interest; Hannah Mahan - Ciao Baci; Denise Kartens - Radio Shack; Katia Rubio - CC Gallagher; Triana Markowitz - The Cottage. Our thanks also go to Chet's Hardware, Lloyd's of Avalon, Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co., Avalon Environmental, City of Avalon Public Works, Interact Club, Catalina Island Women's Forum, Avalon Rotary & Lions Clubs Avalon Beautiful will be hold- ing more Community Clean-Ups in the future. If you would iike to be contacted to help out with thc next one, please email us at avalon- beautiful @gmail.com. You can also follow us on Facebook .com/ AvalonBeautiful or on Twitter - @avalonbeautiful. We will be launching our website soon and look forward to regularly high- lighting those who strive to make Avalon Beautiful through return- ing programs like the House of the Month and through other new avenues that will be announced in the coming weeks and months. SLANDER CROSSWORD same period last year. In terms of Griffin said that !,his time, the actual visitors, that was 78,842 drought is on visitors minds. cross channgel visitors this year, He said that if rationing were to as opposed to the 67,713 thatcame go to 50 percent water reduction, it last year. could have an impact. As for the year-to-date visitor Avalon is expected to go into count--27.1 percent more tourists Stage 2 water rationing on Aug. came to Catalina Island in June 11, with a mandatory 25 percent 2014 than last year--428,288, or reduction for business and resi- slightly less than half a million dential users. visitors. Griffin said the Chamber was The addition of another already seeing evidence that visi- Carnival cruise ship visiting the tors understand. island, which began at the start He said that there are restau- of the year, has apparently been a rants charging for water this week major factor in increase passenger in anticipation of next month s visit counts, water rationing, yet the Chamber As before, Griffin attributed is hearing that visitors see this the increased traffic to a number as common sense. The last time of factors including marketing, Avalon rationed water, visitors weather and people seeing that accused restaurant owners Of Avalon's beaches are clean, with using the drought as an excuse to no warning signs posted, charge visitors more. He does not believe the on-Griffin said he thinks visitors going drought will have a negative will work with the community. CATALINA WATER SYSTEM OPEN HOUSE Southern California Edison Company (SCE) invites you to attend an open house to learn more about Catalina Island's water system. This is an opportunity for the public to learn about the water system on Catalina Island and related topics and speak one-on-one with subject matter experts. There will be no formal presentation during this open house, so please free to come anytime during the scheduled time. Thursday, July 17, 2014 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Avalon School Gym 200 Falls Canyon Road Avalon, CA 90704 Questions? (800) 367-8851 REUNION INFORMATIVA SOBRE EL SlSTEMA DE AGUA DE CATALINA Southern California Edison Company (SCE) tiene el agrado de invitarle a una reuni6n informativa sobre el sistema de agua de Catalina Island. Esta es una oportunidad excelente para informarse sobre el sistema de provisibn de agua de Catalina Island y temas relacionados asi como hablar personalmente con expertos en la materia. No se ofrecer~ una presentacion formal durante esta reuni6n por Io que puede Ilegar en cualquier momento durante el horario programado. Jueves 17 de julio de 2014 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Gimnasio de Avalon School 200 Falls Canyon Road Avalon, CA 90704 ~,Tiene preguntas? 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