The Cambrian

Cambrian letters to the editor, Nov. 26, 2015

Festival of Trees auction set Dec. 1

It takes a village of volunteers to support our local charities. On Dec. 1, the Festival of Trees Live and Silent Auction will raise thousands of dollars for Cambria nonprofits.

Generous restaurants, businesses and volunteers will sponsor an evening to remember, filled with food, entertainment and gifts, all to benefit our community. One hundred percent of the money from the auction of trees benefits local nonprofit organizations.

Generous benefactors have already committed to decorate and donate proceeds: Brian and Wendy Sheridan will do a tree for “Choose Your Own Charity”; Renee Rubin and Mike Zarowitz for HART; Kyle Plummer for the Honor Flight program; Pacific Coast Wine Trail for the Guardian Angel program for animal medicine; Laura Daniels for the Cambria Connection; Michelle Apitz for the YMCA afterschool program; Paula Porter for the Rotary Club project fund; Tish Rogers for Santa Rosa Church; Mary Woeste for the American Legion Auxiliary; and Lesley Hochschild, Dave Seagle and Pam Jump are deciding on their charities now.

The entries are coming in fast, so if you would like to donate a tree or wreath to benefit your favorite nonprofit, call the chamber today.

The Festival of Trees is magical. Imagine, just $25 for all the best food and wine you can eat and drink, live entertainment and a chance to make a difference in your community.

Bring a friend or two! Tickets are available at the Cambria Chamber. And a huge thank you goes to all the volunteers and Cambria locals for their generosity at this most giving time of year.

Mary Ann Carson, executive director, Cambria Chamber of Commerce

Cambria play was remarkable

On the afternoon of Nov. 1, my husband and I attended the remarkable performance of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre.

The play, directed by Nancy Green, was hilarious, thought-provoking and just plain fun! It starred a cast of talented Central Coast actors, every one of whom crafted his/her part to perfection. It was an afternoon well spent indeed!

Carolyn Shepherd, Cambria

Thanksgiving for support with walk

I want to extend my sincere Thanksgiving to the many generous and supportive donors to my fundraising for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. I also give my thanks for John FitzRandolph’s very supportive article in The Cambrian and to everyone who gave me approval to post my fundraising fliers at various points in Cambria.

Thanks to all for their tremendous generosity, support and encouragement, which gave me lots of inspiration and determination to complete this 26.2-mile walk in seven hours-plus and collect more than $5,000.

The walk was held Sept. 27 in Boston, and with the huge support received, I was able to finish this annual fundraising walk for cancer research and treatment for children and adult patients.

Thanks to all, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Abel Martinez, Cambria

Happy Thanksgiving from The Cambrian

Editor’s Note: The Cambrian wishes all its subscribers, readers and advertisers a happy, festive and filling Thanksgiving holiday.