A Healthy Milpas Community is Coming!

Starting this Saturday, at 9 AM at the Milpas McDonald’s! We’re signing up to lose 1,000 pounds as a community in the Milpas 1000 Challenge. Lose 10 pounds in 2 months, get entered into a raffle contest where you can win a brand new bike, gifts from Tri County Produce, Fresh and Easy, Fresh Market, and more! We’re also working out as a community – this month, we’re doing Zumba, thanks to Casa De La Raza! So come on out! Call 805 636 0475 for more info or to sign up early!Let's Move Milpas!so w

Helping out in a time of crisis

On February 28th, John Palminteri reported that a family and two tenants were burned out of their home at 1113 Carpinteria St. We asked our community to help them in this time of need. The Red Cross asked that the house be secured with plywood, and requested bedding and food to help the family and newly homeless tenants.

IMG_4427So we put out the call to our neighborhood. And the response was overwhelming! The phone started ringing, and people stepped up all over this community. Within 2 hours, we had bed linens from the Fess Parker in hand, $50 gift cards from the Shop Cafe and Tri County Produce, Santa Barbara Plumbing offered the plywood, and Giffin and Crane was hustling to the house to help board it up and protect the contents. Jack’s Bistro wanted to send bagels over, and Sal’s Pizza, El Bajio and McDonald’s offered to feed the family dinner. Residential neighbors offered clothes, pots, and all kinds of help. Another neighbor dropped off a $50 gift card from Trader Joe’s.

The Red Cross, dispatched to help the family, was stunned. They said they wanted to live in this neighborhood! Thank you so much to this community for stepping up to help a neighbor in need!

Special shout-outs to everyone that pitched in:
Giffin and Crane
Tri County Produce
Sal’s Pizza
Jack’s Bistro
The Shop Café
The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort
Santa Barbara Plumbing
Capitol Hardware
Nathalia Giovanni
Cheri Rae
Chris and Natasha
Sue Burke
Sue DeCoste
Anne Rojas
Maria Hernandez
MaryGrace Monteleone

Here Comes the Second Annual Menudo Festival!

Officer Gutierrez and the beat cops are already gearing up to put on the Second Annual Santa Barbara Menudo Festival. We’re thrilled they are doing in the Eastside, at Franklin Elementary School. It’s a great chance to taste the best menudo across this city, and raises money for a worthy cause. So come on out, and cheer on your favorite restaurants as they battle for the title of Best Menudo in Santa Barbara!

Menudo Festival 2014

Milpas Community Association Calendar of Events

December 14th at 5:00 PMThe 60th Annual holiday parade!                               Yes, by popular demand, we’re moving it to night time, so we’d better have the street lit up like a power plant, and encourage all the paraders to light up their entries! Parade entry forms can be found here.

December 22nd from 9 AM – 2 PM – Kids Day at the EyeGlass Factory.               Rick Feldman hosts hundreds of families, providing free eye screenings, eyeglasses, healthcare, Santa and more. We’ll be there giving out kids bikes, great goodies from Tri County Produce and having fun with all the kids. Come on by, or volunteer for the event. It’s one of the most heartwarming in our community. Volunteer by emailing info@mcasb.org

So that’s plenty of great things happening in our community to keep you busy this fall heading into the holidays!