Claremont OUR TOWN: Holiday news from around town

Annual interfaith Thanksgiving service comes to Claremont Presbyterian

The Claremont Interfaith Council (CIC) will hold its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday evening, Thanksgiving eve, November 21 at 7 p.m. at Claremont Presbyterian Church, located at 1111 N. Mountain Ave., in Claremont.

The service will feature, as keynote speaker, Ron White, who represents the local branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) on the CIC and is its current President.

The evening will also include clergy and lay leaders from other faith communities in the Claremont area, as well as a broad spectrum of music, including contributions from the Claremont High School Concert Chorale and a multi-congregation choir. There will also be contemporary selections included led by local worship music leaders.

“The Wednesday evening service is really becoming a key part of our community’s Thanksgiving experience,” according to Rev. Rocky Supinger, Associate Pastor of the host church. “The interfaith perspective our council brings to the holiday is also very meaningful, especially because it directly speaks to values that make our country great- respect, tolerance and gratitude.”

As has become the custom, an offering will be received at the gathering with the full proceeds going to Inland Valley Hope Partners in support of their food security program.

For further information, contact the Claremont Presbyterian office at 624-9693.


Adopt-a-family this holiday season

Give children hope this holiday season through Inland Valley Hope Partner’s Adopt a Family campaign.

IVHP has already had over 125 requests from families to be “adopted” this holiday season. Through the campaign, volunteers will be “Santa” to children in the local community that otherwise might not have anything under the tree on Christmas morning. Adopt a Family can be done as a group in your business, congregation or service club or as an individual or school project. For more information or to sign up, call Inland Valley Hope Partners Rochelle Williams at 622-3806, ext. 234 or


Baldy View athletes advance to junior Olympic state competition

Baldy View Gymnastics will send 9 girls to 2 different state competitions in the coming weeks.

Baldy View’s Level 3 team, composed of Amethyst Miller, Edyn Hawke, Lana Galura, and Kinnidi Willmore, will travel to Aliso Viejo on Sunday, November 11.

In addition, Baldy View’s Level 4 athletes Cailin Lorek and Ruby Berke, and Level 5 athletes Faith Pohl, Melanie Matthews and Kayleigh Pherigo will all compete at the Junior Olympic State Competition in San Diego from November 16-18.


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