Thanks to a successful holiday auction presented by the nonprofit Almond Country Quilt Guild, two charitable organizations each received $2,750 in donations.
The guild’s auction chair, Jonesie Abernathy, said the auction netted $10,936. The remainder of the money raised will go to the guild’s education fund for its members.
For more information, visit www.ACQGuild.com.
Russell D. Rosene, a longtime resident of Avila Beach, was posthumously honored in a ceremony aboard the American Victory Ship in Tampa, Florida.
Rosene was a Merchant Marine first radio officer on the ship’s maiden voyage in 1945 during World War II. The radio room of the SS American Victory, which is now a mariner’s memorial and museum, was dedicated in his memory.
Family and friends attended the ceremony, which was held during the ship’s cruise to mark the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.
Individual workers and several departments in the company fulfilled holiday gift wishes that the kids had listed on Angel Tree ornaments and tags.
Diablo Canyon workers also contributed more than $800 in cash and gifts for the Salvation Army’s emergency toy distribution over the holidays.