There aren't enough words to express the gratitude for all the contributions from everyone that put in work or donated to the "Joy Drive" this year! We had one of the most well attended Christmas potlucks that have been hosted in recent years and achieved our goal of making it a very successful toy drive for the airport. Undoubtedly there will be some happy kids thanks to the generosity of all of our friends (old and new) that contributed.
The potluck would not have been possible had it not been for the financial contributions from American Airports, The California Black Aviation Association (CBAA,) members of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA Chapter 96,) and marketing company Van Wagner Aerial Media. On behalf of the Compton Woodley Users Group - an enormous Thank You!!
Coprorate sponsors like Deon & Sons, Omaha Airplane Supply, Robinson Helicopter Company, and Tom's Aircraft routinely provide materials and prizes for the attendees of the potluck to be raffled off. They have all been unwavering in their support of the event over the years and even often include toys with their donations, so we are hugely grateful to them for their contributioins again this year!
There are a couple of friends we want to acknowledge for helping spread the word about our toy drive - Postal Annex of Carson, and 4 Seasons West Ski & Snowboard Club! Thank you for using your mailing lists to help us!
To all the unmentioned contributing participants who cooked their specialty dishes, contributed to the amenities, donated anonymously, or otherwise provided support - THANK YOU!
Finally, to the Keitel family - a special thanks for all that you do. Larry & Jeanette went above and beyond the call of duty this year, as they are often known to do. Despite their insistance on humility, their contributuions to this event will never go unacknowledged and unpraised.
On behalf of the Compton Airport Users Group, to all the aformentiioned - one gargantuan official THANK YOU!!!