Volunteers pick up trash at parks and beaches


Several Canyon Lake parks and beaches were a little bit cleaner after the Family Matters Club sponsored its annual Beach and Park Cleanup Day last Saturday, April 2. Volunteers spent an hour picking up trash at Holiday Harbor, Indian Beach, Sierra Park, Sunset Beach and the East Port Park and boat launch area. Family Matters Junior Committee member Brice West, a high school senior, was in charge of heading up the event and providing information for The Friday Flyer blurb announcing it. He also made up new fliers and coordinated the teens at Sierra Park.

Club founder Shawna Bowen says, “It was a great learning experience for him to take an event from start to finish. We ended the day with all the volunteers having a free spaghetti lunch at Holiday Harbor consisting of spaghetti, meatballs, salad, garlic bread and drink while enjoying each other’s company. Thank you to all who volunteered and thank you to Barilla pasta for their continued support.”

Swapmeet Coming

The 2nd annual Family Matters Club Swapmeet will be held May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Port Park. Organizers have announced that parking spaces on the blacktop will be available for $15; vendors can reserve booth space on the lawn for $35. The Family Matters Club will be selling hot dogs, chips, snack food and beverages to keep everyone powered up for their shopping/selling.

For more information or to receive a registration form by email, contact Shawna Bowen at 714-394-4885 or CLFMClub@aol.com.

Toddler Dance Party

The Family Matters Club will be holding its monthly meeting in the City Multi-purpose Room of the Canyon Lake Library on Monday, April 25, at 11 a.m.; everyone is invited. The meeting will be a “toddler dance party,” with snack, craft and instruments provided. Families are welcome to bring their favorite instruments from home, as well. More information about this and other events can be found on the “Canyon Lake Family Matters Club” Facebook page.