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Thank You To The Kiwanis for their Donation to OCCTAC!

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OCCTAC Celebrates Halloween and Dia de los Muertos

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Come and join the fun!
Special Community Art Workshops for Dia de los Muertos

Today, Friday Oct.24th and next Friday Oct. 31st
from 1-3pm at OCCTAC, 2215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana.

We'll be making sugar skulls and decorations for our Dia de Los Muertos display.

Visit OCCTAC's altar at The Fiesta Market Place on Bush St. and Third St.
At the Santa Ana Community Celebration On Saturday, Nov. 1st from 2PM -10PM.

HALLOWEEN PARTY FUNDRAISER

You Are Cordially Invited!

Join us for our
Halloween Fundraiser Party

for OCCTAC Children and Families and Friends
organized by our OCCTAC
Padres en Accion Committee


Date: Friday, October 31st
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
at OCCTAC
2215 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706

DJ music!
Halloween Parade contest at 6:00 PM
in six different categories with PRIZES
A Jumper for the kids

Pizza, Sodas, Water, Cookies, Nachos and lots of FUN!

We will also have a table selling
Neon necklaces, bracelets and more.

For more information,
please call the Padres en Accion
at (714) 547 5468 extension 304.
or Email: padresenaccion@occtac.org



More from the OC Register: Art for Life

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Dear Friends!

Your blogger was out of town and almost missed this one:
Another article on the Orange County Register, dated September 21st, 2008.
Our thanks go to the Register for their coverage and support!

Orange County Register Writes About Our Center!

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http://www.ocregister.com/articles/instruments-center-children-2190540-arts-guitars#

Thursday, October 9, 2008
Strum, drum, dream: Donation means kids can play
Exhibitor sends drums, horns, guitars to Santa Ana center.
By ERIC CARPENTER
The Orange County Register
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SANTA ANA – In the eight years since the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center opened, plenty of music teachers have been willing to teach children how to play drums, guitar and saxophone.

The problem: a severe shortage of instruments.

That all changed this afternoon when a semi-tractor trailer arrived carrying 45 new instruments, including two drum sets, acoustic guitars, and brass and woodwind instruments.

All for free.

"Wow," said Daniella Cervantes, 11, as she got her first look at the shiny instruments lined up on tables. "It's very nice and it looks artistic. Now we'll all get a chance to play."

The donation came from a San Francisco Bay-area convention exhibitor –…