Santa Clarita kids celebrate cityhood with 30 Things for 30 Years contest
The students at Charles Helmers Elementary School wanted to give back to the City and came up with the idea of giving to 30 different charities and organizations in Santa Clarita. For the week of November 13-20 students collected donations, wrote hundreds of letters and planted 30 plants in honor of the city turning 30 years old. Courtesy Photo
By Gina Ender
Friday, November 24th, 2017

Local elementary school students were invited to help Santa Clarita celebrate 30 years of cityhood by participating in the 30 Things for 30 Years contest.

Children were given the chance to show off their creativity and do something with their class, club or group by representing each year Santa Clarita has been a city with a 30th anniversary-themed project.

“We have received an amazing number of submissions for this contest,” City Communications Manager Carrie Lujan said. “The amount of creativity and kindness the students put into their entries is incredible. It really speaks volumes as to the kind of community Santa Clarita is.”

The students at Charles Helmers Elementary School wanted to give back to the City and came up with the idea of giving to 30 different charities and organizations in Santa Clarita. For the week of November 13-20 students collected donations, wrote hundreds of letters and planted 30 plants in honor of the city turning 30 years old. Courtesy Photos

Entries ranged from speaking in 30 different languages to donating 300 stuffed animals to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to comfort children in need.

The city received 19 submissions and will announce the winner soon.

Whichever school wins will have a party on the city’s birthday on Dec. 15, complete with birthday cake, music, games, balloons and visits from the City Council, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.

The students at Charles Helmers Elementary School wanted to give back to the City and came up with the idea of giving to 30 different charities and organizations in Santa Clarita. For the week of November 13-20 students collected donations, wrote hundreds of letters and planted 30 plants in honor of the city turning 30 years old. Courtesy Photos

About the author

Gina Ender

Gina Ender

Gina Ender is a journalist covering city government and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in February 2017. You can contact Gina Ender at gender@signalscv.com, 661-287-5525 or follow her on Twitter at @ginaender.

The students at Charles Helmers Elementary School wanted to give back to the City and came up with the idea of giving to 30 different charities and organizations in Santa Clarita. For the week of November 13-20 students collected donations, wrote hundreds of letters and planted 30 plants in honor of the city turning 30 years old. Courtesy Photo

Santa Clarita kids celebrate cityhood with 30 Things for 30 Years contest

Local elementary school students were invited to help Santa Clarita celebrate 30 years of cityhood by participating in the 30 Things for 30 Years contest.

Children were given the chance to show off their creativity and do something with their class, club or group by representing each year Santa Clarita has been a city with a 30th anniversary-themed project.

“We have received an amazing number of submissions for this contest,” City Communications Manager Carrie Lujan said. “The amount of creativity and kindness the students put into their entries is incredible. It really speaks volumes as to the kind of community Santa Clarita is.”

The students at Charles Helmers Elementary School wanted to give back to the City and came up with the idea of giving to 30 different charities and organizations in Santa Clarita. For the week of November 13-20 students collected donations, wrote hundreds of letters and planted 30 plants in honor of the city turning 30 years old. Courtesy Photos

Entries ranged from speaking in 30 different languages to donating 300 stuffed animals to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station to comfort children in need.

The city received 19 submissions and will announce the winner soon.

Whichever school wins will have a party on the city’s birthday on Dec. 15, complete with birthday cake, music, games, balloons and visits from the City Council, Fire Department, Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol.

The students at Charles Helmers Elementary School wanted to give back to the City and came up with the idea of giving to 30 different charities and organizations in Santa Clarita. For the week of November 13-20 students collected donations, wrote hundreds of letters and planted 30 plants in honor of the city turning 30 years old. Courtesy Photos

About the author

Gina Ender

Gina Ender

Gina Ender is a journalist covering city government and breaking news in the Santa Clarita Valley. She joined The Signal as a staff writer in February 2017. You can contact Gina Ender at gender@signalscv.com, 661-287-5525 or follow her on Twitter at @ginaender.