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Page 6 CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, November 6, 2009 m m BY DENNIS KAISER brings with it a sense of pride that one would have for their child. From humble beginnings "Something about it has 19 years ago Catalina's Church caught fire with the people of Mouse Marlin Invitational has Avalon." Carol Butte said. "No, grown to become nearly a neces- we did not break our record this sity for the city of Avalon.year, but we did very well con- The fishing fundraising event sidering the circumstances and for continues to raise money for the that we are thankful to all of the somewhat isolated younger gen- participants who help make this eration in the Island town. event happen." Money raised from the Butte said congratulations event goes to programs that also go to the 2009 winners: help the kids of Avalon be involved in positive activities 1st Place-Club Ted The non-profit, catch-and-release 2nd Place- Reel Nice-N-Easy marlin fishing tournament, with 3rd Place-Full Circle all proceeds donated to Catalina 4th Place-Knot Wise youth, has raised more than 5thPlace-ReelyHookedIII $768,000 for Avalon kids over its run so far. That includes about $60,000 that was added to the tally thanks to this year's event. "We were actually surprised at how well the event did during "This year's great success is largely due to Rif Hintermeyer, co-organizer, who brought in major new supporters and to Dave Hart for bringing in many Island donations. th .;:g recession' year," said Carol "A major thanks goes to the fe?;~" ;;;r . B ,who o gamzes the event Avalon Harbor Department for { husba el Bob and daugh- what they did to help-us out. Bob indelible sense of commitment to the event that allows many pro- grams for the Island's youth pos- sible. The Buttes say they just enjoy what they do and appreciate the cause. Their motivation, Carol Butte said is simple. "We love the Island and all ters, Maggie (22) and Kimi (19). (Butte) and I want you to know Although the Buttes are not Island how much we appreciate your residents, they have displayed an help and we are looking forward to next year. "We have a great time put- ring the event together and we i have made many friends along the _. way," Butte said. "Next year will likely be a banner year for us. At least we hope so because it will mark our 20th anniversary." 2009 Church Mouse Marlin Invitational Kid Ventures P.LA.Y. Avalon Fishing Derby Little Red School House at the Isthmus & Playground Cornerstone Teen Center Catalina Island Performing .Arts Avalon Public SehooWClassroom Materials Avalon Public Library Avalon Museum Avalon Kid Baseball Avalon Tackle Football Avalon Football League Girls Soccer Avalon Cross-country Avalon Girls Fast pitch Avalon Girls Basketball For potential participants, th~eople who live there/' she keep ol~en Au~. 30. 31~.:~0.10 for Avalon School Instrur~_~Musie sa~dl "We saw therewas aneed i~or the 20fh ~F~C~~l:Moiise :' 'A~alO~SchooI Athlet:(d "s~ Howard Bray Scholarship Senior Scholarships - Piper Cameron Scholarship St. Catherine Church Youth Group Avalon School Softball Cub Scouts Girl Scouts Foster Program Special Kids of Catalina Baseball Equipment Repair Islander Motorcycle Club Oatalino Pony Club kac roi se Pony Ledge baseball Choices Junior Golf these kids and we just felt like we Tournament. had to do something.'" The event's Web site is: www. The Church Mouse tourna- ment has become like a member of For more information call the Butte family. .something that (310) 467-2371. t Jr. Lifeguard $3,500 $3,000 $1,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $10,000 $9OO $9OO $1,000 $40O $3,500 $300 $300 $1,000 $3,000 $1,5oo $1,500 $1,300 ~ $8,700 $2,500 BOO $750 $600 $300 $1,000 $1,500 $4O0 $750 $I~200 $500 $1,200 $1,000 $500 $1,000 Total Donations $60,000 Family Owned Since 1879 "The Ca i Caligula" Carpeting Vinyl Floors Ic{.f~- I Ceramic Wood Floors We are the oldest carpet company in California and have owned a house in Avalon for over 100 years. Call i-800-640-2606 Mon.-Fd. 8 am-4:30 pm and make an appointment with John (4th generation), at our Long Beach showroom. Bring with you a diagram, with measurements in feet, for areas to be done. We witt figure the yardage. We make all arrangements for shipping to Avalon and from the barge to your job. We send over. our installers to professionally install your selection. LONG BEACH SHOWROOM III 5510 BRITTON DRIVE, LONG BEACH, CA 90815 O N ALSO IN COSTA MESA & LOS ANGELES ,- a California License #272823 Nevada License #1 i436 7ttl St'. J I. The Butte family, Bob. Carol, Kim and Maggie, have been producing the Churchrnouse Marlin Tournament for 19 years and ~ave raised $? to date for Avalo~ youth groups. Catalina Island Medical Center has a received a limited supply of additional seasonal flu vaccine. In-October, more than 800 people were vaccinated at a one- day flu vaccine clinic. "The response from the com- munity was very enthusiastic," said Shawn Nemecek, director of medical group services. "We have vaccinated more people this year than any year in the past." The additional supply of vac- cine will be limited to those who are at highest risk for complica- tions. This year that is pregnant women and children under the age of 18. The vaccine will be distrib- uted from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. Those who are pregnant or who are under the age of 18 and who would like to receive a sea- sonal flu shot must call in advance to make an appointment. Seasonal flu is different from IqI'NI1, which wa~ previ- ously known as swine flu. Catalina Island Medical Center expects to receive HIN1 vaccines early next month. For more information or to make an appointment for a flu shot, call the Catalina Island M.edical Group at (310) 510-0096. Contact us at (310) 510-0500 or A killer way advert, 510-O5OO