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News Release

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Media Relations

36th Annual Holiday Party for Downtown Area Kids NA09343ne

WHAT:    
Downtown area kids treated to an old-fashion holiday festivities                                                                                      
        
WHEN:    
Friday, December 11, 2009
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:    
Shrine Auditorium (Exposition Hall)
700 West 32nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90007

WHO:    
LAPD Officers from the Central Area Community Police Station
Central City Police Boosters
Sponsors of the Event
Santa Claus                                           

WHY:     
The holiday show is sponsored for over 1,500 youth that reside in the Central City area of Los Angeles.  The youth will enjoy an old-fashioned carnival, with rides, game booths, jumpers, and the Al Maliakah Shrine Clowns.  Lunch, treats, a visit from the Oscar Mayer's Weinermobile and Santa Claus will be provided courtesy of the VONS Companies and Kraft Foods.  

The Los Angeles Police Department, Central Area, Community Relations Office organizes this annual holiday program.  Fundraising for the event is coordinated by the Central City Police Boosters, a 501c3 non-profit organization which represents major corporations, retailers, developers, and financial institutions located in downtown, Los Angeles.

Television news media and press are invited to attend and capture the real meaning of the holiday spirit as it is reflected in the smiles of the children.

For further information, please contact Police Officer Marie Kardiban, Central Area, Community Relations Office 213-972-1876 or Central City Police Boosters, President, Randall K. Ely at 213-252-1600.