Assistance League of Santa Barbara Turns 70

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Assistance League of Santa Barbara Turns 70
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The Ukulele Lulu's were so entertaining and kept the party jumping

By Bonnie Carroll

It was a festive gathering at the Assistance League Santa Barbara where everyone was celebrating the 70th Anniversary of an organization that has served the community so well for so many years. Guests included area residents, seniors, families and local media who were all treated to a delightful light lunch, entertainment and prizes.

Entertainment was provided by the Ukulele Lulu's. John Palminteri from KEYT3, along with Food & Travel Reporter Rebecca Brand were on hand to share all the fun. The TVSB people were there doing interviews and recording all the activities for posterity as the AL ladies served delicious food and invited guests to learn more about the charitable contributions their organization provides to a variety of groups in the area. New members are welcome and many were signing up during the party.

The Assistance League Thrift Shop is a very popular place to find great buys on just about everything you could need in your home, and volunteers put in countless hours preparing and placing items in the shop for sale, as well as handling customer sales. I love their enthusiasm and dedication and I shop there myself often.

Assistance League of Santa Barbara is an all-volunteer organization serving the community through its philanthropic programs since 1948. Along with its auxiliaries, Las Aletas and Assisteens, approximately 350 members volunteer over 50,000 hours a year to provide countless goods and gifts to a variety of age groups in the area.

The Thrift Shop hours are Mondays Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. AL is located at 1259 Veronica Springs Road.

John Palminteri, KEYT3 Senior Reporter with grateful AL ladies
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Flicka Apr 10, 2018 08:16 AM
Assistance League of Santa Barbara Turns 70

I remember going to the AL's rummage sales at the Armory, great buys. Mom would make sandwiches, Grandma did the coffee, and my aunt drove us in her 1936 Packard convertible. My cousin and I sat with them on the steps, eating the sandwiches and waiting for the doors to open.

Patricia E. Apr 10, 2018 09:43 AM
Assistance League of Santa Barbara Turns 70

Congratulations to Assistance League of Santa Barbara. I am a member of Assistance League of Sacramento, and we are celebrating our 50th year anniversary this year.

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