FOR INFORMATION: Muff Elstran, Public Relations Director
FOR RELEASE: July 11, 2002
HANDICAPPED STUDENTS ART HONORS 9/11 VICTIMS
Ikon Gallery at Bergamot Station to Host “Art with a Heat” Exhibit
BUENA PARK, CA: Handicapped students at Speech and Language Development Center
have created an emotional and patriotic painting to commemorate the victims of September 11. The
water color, which later will be delivered and hung at New York City’s Firehouse 17, will be on
display from August 10 – 17 at the Ikon Gallery at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue in
Santa Monica (310/828-6629). Gallery owner Kay Richards said she found out that the story behind
the painting is almost as inspiring as the artwork itself.
“After the tragedy, the students said they wanted to do something special to help out,” said
Richards. “They learned that one of the firefighters who died, Jack Fanning, left behind a family
with two autistic children. Since several of the SLDC students have this similar handicap, they
wanted the children to know that there were people out there who cared.”
In September, several students hope to fly to New York City to present the painting to the
Fanning family and the firefighters at Firehouse 17 to commemorate the first anniversary of 9/11.
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FOR RELEASE: February 19, 2002
FOR INFORMATION: Diane Smith, Public Relations Director
714/979-7900 ext. 315
Girl Scout Cookies Booth Sales Begin
Annual Fund-raiser Scheduled from February 26 to March 14
COSTA MESA, CA: Booth sales for the 2002 Orange County Girl Scout cookie sale are just
around the corner. From February 26 to March 14, many of the 2,000 local Girl Scout troops will be
selling America’s favorite edible fund-raiser in front of area stores to help support Girl Scout
There are two new varieties in the cookie lineup this year: Lemon Drops replace Chalet
Cremes, and reduced-fat Apple Cinnamon replace Snaps. Rounding out the line are the ever-popular
Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Tagalongs and Striped Chocolate Chip.
“This is one of our most visible and busiest times of the year,” says Mona Ware, executive
director of the Girl Scout Council of Orange County. “Everyone has his or her favorite Girl Scout
cookie. We’ve already had people call us to ask about booth locations.”
According to Ware, the sale of cookies as a way to support troop and community activities
began in 1917 shortly after the founding of Girl Scouts in March 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. The
proceeds of the sale were used to buy material for khaki handkerchiefs and ingredients for making
candy to send to soldiers.
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During the 1930s, the national Girl Scout organization licensed the first commercial baker,
and the enthusiasm for the Girl Scout cookie sale spread nationwide. By the 1960s, Girl Scout
cookies represented 10 percent of all cookies produced in the United States.
Today, more than two million Girl Scouts take part in cookie sales each year and, in 1998,
more than 192 million cookies were sold. Last year, Orange County Girl Scouts sold more than 2
million boxes, a local record.
“The success behind the annual Girl Scout cookie sale is more than just about raising
funds,” explains Ware. “Girls learn goal-setting, teamwork and decision-making skills. Every penny
earned through local cookie sales remains in Orange County. Individual girls receive credits to use
as cash, troops earn money for special activities, and the council can provide camp sites, meeting
places and programs for all our members.”
For booth sale locations call the Girl Scouts of Orange County at (714) 979-7900.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Girl Scouts of the USA was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, GA,
in 1912. The first troop had only 12 girls and the emphasis was on camping, cooking and outdoor
skills. Today, there are more than 300 Girl Scout councils throughout the US and 3.5 million
members. The program includes projects involving computers and technology, careers, the
environment, personal finance and sports. The Girl Scout Council of Orange County serves more
than 25,000 girls in 2,000 troops.
FOR RELEASE: November 4, 2011
FOR INFORMATION: Dennis John Gaschen, APR
(714) 633-6434, fax 633-6437
REALTOR ADDS IN-HOUSE TRAINER
Century 21 King Realtors Promote Former Teacher
CHINO, CA: After a career in teaching and more than 10 years in real estate sales, Vicki
Mangold has been named Century 21 King Realtors first in-house trainer. According to
broker/owner Richard King, Mangold will teach basic real estate techniques to new agents, and
keep continuing agents abreast of licensing requirements.
“Vicki Mangold is an expert on real estate trends, methods and legislation,” said King. “Her
educational background and sales experience made it a perfect fit to fill this newly created
Mangold is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles. She taught in the
Monrovia Unified School District for 15 years. Following a six-year period where she worked as
production supervisor for a Pomona-based engineering business, Mangold went into real estate sales
in 1988. Voted “Rookie of the Year” in her first year, Mangold has worked for Century 21 King
Realtors since 1990.
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“I call this my dream job,” said Mangold, who lives in Montclair with her husband of 36
years and their four children. “It blends two of my careers – education and real estate. “I look
forward to assisting our more than 300 real estate agents who, in turn, can apply the new knowledge
to help their clients.”
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EDITORS NOTE: With offices in Chino, Corona and Rancho Cucamonga, Century 21 King
Realtors is the Inland Empire’s largest in terms of total sales, total number of properties listed, total
volume of homes sold, and market share. The firm, which is headed by broker/owner Richard King,
sold more than 2,500 homes valued in excess of $500 million in 1998. The company also operates
MDR Escrow and Majestic Mortgage services.