November 13, 2009 (La Mesa) – Celebrities will serve up fare on Tuesday, November 24th from 5 to 10 p.m. at Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill in La Mesa’s Grossmont Center. All tips and donations benefit the East County Toy and Food Drive to help the growing number of needy children and their families this holiday season. Celebrity waiters will include former Cy Young award-winning pitcher Randy Jones and others from the Padres, Paul Bloom from KUSI News, as well as KOGO radio representatives Cliff Albert, Chip Franklin, LaDona Harvey, Phil Farrar, Cal Walker.
Nearly 700 East County families have requested help to provide food and toys for their children this Christmas, signing up on the first day that assistance applications were available.
“Our next sign-up day is the 21st, and this could be even busier,” said Captain Darren Norton, corps officer with the Salvation Army and East County Toy & Food Drive.
The event is cosponsored by the Salvation Army, Viejas band of Kumeyaay Indians, Stoney’s Kids, AM 600 KOGO radio, and Hooley’s. The public is invited to attend and bring your friends, neighbors and associates. More celebrities are also welcome to wait on guests for the event. For more information, contact (619)440-4683, ext. 401.