Time to get your galoshes because the NEW 9th's Annual Winter Wonderland is coming to South Park Recreation Center. The much-anticipated community event, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., will be filled with fun for the whole family.
We will be giving away hundreds of toys and bikes to local children. There will be snow slides, bounce houses, a photo booth and a train for the kids.
This South LA tradition is being brought to CD 9 in partnership with LAPD's Community Safety Partnership (CSP) program, Department of Recreation and Parks, Volunteers of America and Soledad Enrichment Action (SEA). For more information, contact Councilman Price's Constituent Service Center at (323) 846-8651.
Through the efforts of Councilman Curren Price nearly 1,400 turkeys have been distributed this week to local families leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday.
"I am grateful to know that one less person has to worry about where their next meal is coming from," said Councilman Price. "No one should ever have to struggle to provide for their family, especially during the holidays."
Each year, the Office of Councilman Price coordinates with more than 50 organizations throughout his District to help give the turkeys away and ensure that people have the holiday they deserve.
"This is the season of giving. It is important for us to join together to try to do everything we can for our neighbors," Councilman Price added.
On Thursday Nov 21, Councilman Curren Price held a special ceremony dedicating the intersection of Central Avenue and 25th Street as “Bowers Retail Square" in honor of the Bowers Family. Their family business has been a fixture in South Los Angeles for over 50 years, spanning over three generations.
With a history that began with a greyhound ticket and a dream, the patriarch Horace Bowers, now 91, set forth on a cross country journey from New York to Los Angeles in the 1940's. He would settle in LA, eventually purchasing a dry cleaning plant on Central Avenue in the 1960's.
"Mr. Bowers serves as an example that when you follow your passion, work hard and live your life with integrity, you will leave a legacy," said Councilman Price. "The marker raised in his honor, will serve as inspiration for future generations to have the courage to stand tall and set out for what they want in life."
Being a savvy business man led Mr. Bowers and his wife of 69 years, Alice, to purchase all of the retail storefronts now known as Bowers Retail Complex. Creating roots has always been important to the Bowers family, as well as improving the community they love.