Valley Glen Festival Promises Plenty of Family Fun this Year; Raffle Grand Prize an Apple iPad

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The annual Valley Glen Festival, will be held Sunday, May 18th from 12 noon until 4:00 p.m. at the Valley Glen Community Park at the corner of Ethel Avenue and Delano Street in Valley Glen.

Raffle grand prize this year is a brand new Apple iPad. Other prizes will include restaurant certificates for two, gift baskets, houseplants and more. Raffle tickets, six for $5.00 and 12 for $10.00, are on sale now.

The festival features an outdoor barbecue serving hamburgers, hotdogs, grilled chicken and vegan burgers along with all the fixings. Attendees bringing a potluck side dish or dessert will receive a free raffle ticket. BBQ tickets are $10.00 for adults and $4.00 for children under 12. Anyone making a donation of $25.00 receives a free food ticket and a raffle ticket.

The event is organized by the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association (VGNA). Information on the event is available at

According to VGNA president Dean Abston, there will be plenty of free entertainment including a moon bounce, games, crafts and activities for kids as well as a bubble bottle giveaway. The Valley Glen Fire Department and fire truck will also be on hand.

"Families love to come because it's an affordable afternoon, a wonderful picnic with great food and lots of free activities and fun for their children,"said Abston.

Event sponsors this year include iStitch & Print, Lusy's Mediterranean Café & Grill, Tequila's Restaurant, Bar & Grill, Sofi's Restaurant and the Greater Valley Glen Council. There will be free food tastings and official Valley Glen t-shirts will also be on sale.

Event volunteers will receive a free Valley Glen Festival t-shirt. Those interested in volunteering can go to and click the contact page. Festival proceeds help fund the association's programs and services including its support of the annual holiday Adopt-A-Family program.

CONTACT: Waltona Manion 818-404-7271,