Thursday, December 19, 2019

Desert Trail Column - December 19, 2019

On Thursday, December 19 a Christmas Turkey Giveaway will take place at our Wonder Valley Community Center, 80526 ½ Amboy Road at Blower Road, from 9 to noon, or until the 60 turkeys are gone. This free giveaway is jointly sponsored by Friends of Wonder Valley and Community Action Partnership. Please bring proof of residency.

 The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, 77575 29 Palms Highway at Thunder Road, will hold a $49 Art Sale on Saturday, December 21. This sale will raise money for renovations that will allow three additional artists to show their work each month at the gallery. For times and information, call Laurel at 760-367-3807.

A Christmas Celebration Luncheon will be served at Godwin Christian Fellowship, 6389 Godwin Road at Highway 62, following the 10:30 a.m. church service on Sunday, December 22. Pastor Max Rossi says there’s lots of delicious food on the menu! Call 831-234-6848 or 760-449-8683 for further information.

Most events at our WVCC are sponsored by our local nonprofit Friends of Wonder Valley. For additional information on any local event, contact WVCC Coordinator Teresa Sitz at or 760-367-9880.


We send out Rainbows-of-Turquoise-and-Narcissus to Teresa Sitz and Laurel Seidl who celebrate their special days this week. Happy birthday, Laurel and Teresa!


Our Wonder Valley Community Center is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Stop by to say hello to Teresa and to take advantage of our Lending Program featuring books, DVD movies and videocassette movies that you can borrow just like in a little library. Contact Teresa at the email address or phone number listed above.

 Joint Commentary:  Last part of a Wonder Valley song: “On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me twelve gorgeous sunsets, eleven hikers hiking, ten palms a-swaying, nine coyotes howling, eight ravens squawking, seven owls a-hooting, six kangaroo rats – FIVE FULGURITES – four hummingbirds, three ring-neck doves, two tortoises and a roadrunner in a Joshua tree!”

Handy Hint:  The website Thrillist has a list of more than 80 major food and restaurant chains that offer free items to help you celebrate your special day.

Today’s Thought:  The year was 1941. Bob Hope performed his first USO show at a base in California, Forrest Mars Sr patented M&M’s and marketed them to the US military so soldiers could eat chocolate that wouldn’t melt in their hands, General Mills introduced Cheeri Oats (later called Cheerios), Mount Rushmore was completed after 14 years of work, “Rebecca” won the academy award for best motion picture and Joe DiMaggio was named the American League’s most valuable player in baseball.


Until next time . . . remember to take time to enjoy the WONDERs all around us.