For the survivors of family patriarch Andy Gump
, the tribute is simple.
VALENCIA - The white shining star, made with care by the late Andy Gump
as a gift to the community, was placed atop Santa Clarita's Christmas tree Tuesday in preparation for a lighting ceremony this weekend on the front lawn at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital.
Half of McKeon's funding has come from listed individuals, with donors such as David Burke, president of The Burke Group, an international labor relations firm that gave a total of $9,000; developer Larry Rasmussen, who contributed 2,000; and Barry Gump of Andy Gump
Hoping for a cure in his lifetime, Gump, president and CEO of Santa Clarita-based Andy Gump
, and his family will attend the annual Great Strides walk Sunday at Valencia Meadows Park, 25671 Fedala Road, to raise money for medical research into and treatment of the disease.
Other sponsors include Affordable Tire, Alameda Metals, Andy Gump
, AT&T Media Services, Carpet Clearance, Difatta Graphics, Fairw Partners, Mountasia, The Newhall Land and Farming Company, Salt Creek Grill, Magic Mountain, Stater Brothers, Valencia Acura and the Valencia Town Center.
And a final word about anyone raising their nose at the Andy Gump
porta-facilities: I'll visit the spacious plastic outhouses any day over a cramped stainless-steel airplane lavatory.
Six Flags California, Andy Gump
and other local corporations, Snyder said they've earned nearly half the cost - estimated between $12,000 and $14,000 - needed to pave the ground near the dugouts, press box, snack stand and bleachers area.
Thamra O'Kray, special-events coordinator at Andy Gump
, said they've seen an increase in the rentals of portable sanitation and shower units.
Golf stat of the weekend: An Andy Gump
clean-up truck holds 1,100 gallons.
By the end of the day, the canyon in which this golf course sits develops a haze that can't be escaped with a quick dash into an Andy Gump
Rentals, Kid Biz Balloons, Party World, Antelope Valley Ford, Sky Blue Environmental, Staples, Kinko's, Art Harris, Desert Christian High School, Advantage Home Health Care, Los Angeles County High Desert Hospital, Tarzana Regional Medical Center, Antelope Valley Pregnancy Counseling Center, Visiting Nurses Association, WIC (Palmdale and Lancaster), Project Rachel, Ralphs, Max Foods, Antelope Valley Neuroscience, Big Wheel Donuts, Supercuts, Checker Schuck's Kragen Auto Parts, Rite Aid, Longs Drugs, Chuck's Donuts, Taco Bell, Donut Inn, Donuts Plus, Del Taco, Wienerschnitzel, Andy Gump
and, God forbid, any I might have missed.
, king of the portable toilets, died Monday.