Taste of ’Dena Event Raises More Than $30,000

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Altadena Library Foundation President Bridget Brewster and state Sen. Anthony Portantino

First published in the Nov. 4 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Photos courtesy Deb Halberstadt

The Altadena Library Foundation recently held its fifth annual Taste of ’Dena event to raise funds to support Altadena libraries.
More than 150 guests mingled under the stars and the beautiful Deodar trees outside the main library to listen to live music, sample food and beverages from local vendors and bid on items in the silent auction.
State Sen. Anthony Portantino and Assemblyman Chris Holden made remarks and praised the library’s many services within the Altadena community. Holden also presented Director Nikki Winslow with a check for $250,000.
This year’s event raised more than $30,000 to fund some of the library’s programs, including its Curiosity Connection mobile library unit.

  • Assemblyman Chris Holden and Altadena Library District Director Nikki Winslow
  • Altadena Library District Director Nikki Winslow with Altadena Library Foundation Executive Committee members Lola Warlick-Bryant, Mark Mariscal and Bridget Brewster
  •  Taste of ’Dena planning committee members Ouija Lujan, Renee Hines, Bridget Brewster, Leslie Denk, Dawn Smith and Claudie Kiti-Bustamante
  • Emcee Howie Walfish
  • Altadena Library District Director Nikki Winslow, Altadena Library Foundation member Leslie Denk, Foundation President Bridget Brewster, donor Cynthia Kumanchik and foundation member Anita Lawler
  • Adam and Kate Vourvoulis

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