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/ ! 3 November 29, 2002 Volunteers who packed the meals (not in order by photo): Ralph & Pat Marrow, Barbara White, Mickey & Jeanne Brazil, Dixy Moors, Chuck & Pam Martin, Bert Jordan, Kevin Shannon, Jim & Merrilee Reid and ons, ready to go to w0rk"filling the baskets, which the Lions Club, Rotary Club and Sherift's Department will then deliver. A list of names who would appreciate being remembered was given to Pat. Last year 32 baskets were delivered, and she anticipates an equal number this year. A complete turkey dinner is in each basket, from the bird to the dessert, pumpkin pie, of course. Helping to finance the project were donations from Henry and Betty Halverson and Linch and Allan Kelly. Many hands make light work, they say, and Pat had the hands of husband and Mayor Ralph, Dixie Moore, Bert Jordan, Merrilee and Jim Reid, Jeannie and Mickey Brazil, Chuck and Pare Martin and Kim Todd. The baskets have been a tradition with the two service initiated by Fern Whelan. When by MARIE WHITTINGTON the Food Angels are at work she passed away, Pat took over Thanksgiving Day means food again, busy filling baskets with the job, and it continues, thanks in abundance for most Islanders, every traditional item of food. to the generosity of time and but for those who would Rising before the birds, Pateffort by a dedicated group of otherwise face an empty pantry, Morrow and her crew arrived at Islanders. The above photo of the new City Hall and Fire Station can be found on the official website of the City of Avalon. Many services are now available to Avalon residents after-hours by accessing the web. Excavation permits, obstruction permits, vehicle applications, municipal code and much more can be found at An event calendar is also featured. Mainland II I Workers on the hunt for trash at Casino Point. The occasion was a celebrstion for the weeks of clean up done by Islanders for the Adopt-a-Spot program of ridding Avalon of trash and litter. Most frequently found were Bud Lite and cans. SEE ARTICLE by MARIE WHITTINGTON of the "visioning" process, which When the last census was is currently attempting to plan conducted in Avalon the resulting Avalon's future, the cit-y going figures were questionable. It was to recount the population, felt by City Manager Rob Clark housing units and households in and others that a number of two of the census blocks in residents had been either Avalon. Clark hopes this will overlooked or absent at the time. enable them to determine just Because the number of how accurate or inaccurate the residents living in Avalon affects 2000 census count was in those distribution of funds from City, two blocks. He stresses the County, State and Federal importance of residentsinthose Government programs, a low areas giving to census is not in the city's favor, the canvassers in ) make Clark has announced that as part the recoun In late March and early April of bree ng program is to restore the 2002, eight Catalina Island Fox population of foxes in the wild. were born into the Santa Catalina The juveniles are wearing radio- Island Conservancy's captivetelemetry collars so that breeding facility. Approximately movements and interactions can seven months later, the juvenile be observed. foxes were released. Big Springs They should be able to establish was chosen as the release site due suitable home territories within to its supply of fresh water, the nextseveral months. proper habitat, remoteness, A delighted audience was accessibility for future present to watch the momentous monitoring, and the absence of release, which culminates a already existing fox pairs. The second year of focused species whole purpose of the captivecontinued an page 8