Today’s Claremont News and Upcoming Events

by Kathryn Dunn |

We all scream for ice cream

Claremonter Sonja Stump wrote in to share that Tony Husson wanted to do something for first responders as a thank you so he donated 21 Choices Frozen Yogurt to our local helpers.

The Claremont Police Department and Fire Station 101 received 40 treats on two separate trips, and 620 frozen yogurts were delivered to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center over several days by Claremont volunteer Bob Fagg.

“For more than 20 years Tony has donated yogurts to the Kiwanis Club to sell at the summer concerts in the Park (100 or more each week) and on the Fourth of July,” Ms. Stump shared. “We can’t even calculate how many thousands of dollars that has generated for the Kiwanis to give back to the community to mostly kid-related projects like the Read Me program.”


Food, supplies needed

On Saturday, May 23, the Claremont Presbyterian Church will hold a “Drive-Thru Food (and Supplies) Drive” from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1111 N. Mountain Ave., Claremont and they’re seeking help.

The collection will benefit Inland Valley Hope Partners. Of greatest need are toilet paper, sanitizer, Lysol, cleaning products and dish soap. Personal sundries are also needed such as shampoo, soap, sanitary pads or tampons, toothpaste, toothbrush, disposable razors, lotion and dental floss.

Any kind of canned, boxed or bagged foods are welcome, including canned tuna, chicken or meat, beans, canned or boxed soup and stews, nuts, rice, beans, oatmeal, pasta, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, cooking oils, canned veggies and canned fruits.

Community members are asked to bring donations to the church parking lot this Saturday. Donors can unload supplies themselves (no contact) or just pop the trunk or door and a masked volunteer will lend a hand.


Plume Ridge aims to help kids affected by coronavirus

Plume Ridge Bottle Shop in Claremont will donate $1 for every bottle of wine sold and $5 for every gift pack in the month of May to No Kid Hungry.

In California, one in five kids struggle with hunger. With COVID-19, this number has increased with the closure of schools. You can help out with your purchase. Local communities that have received help include Pomona, Azusa, Glendora, Covina, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Rosemead and and El Monte.

Plume Ridge offers contactless delivery and free delivery to the local areas only. For more information, go to, call (909) 305-9966 or email 


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