La Victoria gives holiday cheer to local community via new garden

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Palms Elementary School will showcase a Garden Gift at the upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to Noon on the Palms campus located at 3520 Motor Ave.

In the spirit of the season of giving, the California-based makers of the LA VICTORIA® salsas and sauces, will unveil the newly designed garden this month. The new garden is a gift to the school and surrounding community and will be used for new curriculum and other community based programs. The ribbon cutting will be attended be local city and school officials.

Palms Elementary School was the 2014 recipient of the LA VICTORIA® Brand School Garden Makeover, an initiative that celebrates the company’s commitment to using quality ingredients in their salsa by harvesting and bottling their tomatoes in just 24 hours.

The makers of the LA VICTORIA® brand partnered with the Motor Avenue Improvement Association (http:// www.motorassociation.org/), the Los Angeles Conservation Corps (http://lacorps.org/), students and the community to revamp the school’s underdeveloped garden. From tomatoes to peppers, herbs and fruit trees, students and community members will be able to enjoy the new garden just in time for the holiday season.

Palms Elementary is home to a close group of diverse and welcoming students. Palms Elementary students play, eat and learn with individuals from more than 20 different nationalities. With a Kindergarten and a premiere deaf or hard of hearing collaborative class programs, the student body includes individuals of all abilities. Finally, every major religion is represented at Palms. These students don’t see color, ability or religion, they see people.

The Motor Improvement Association (MAIA) is a cooperative organization of businesses, property owners and residents primarily located on Motor Avenue between National and Washington Boulevard. The MAIA seeks to improve the quality of life for its members and the Motor community by assertively promoting the community’s interests and facilitating community services and programs.

Established in Southern California in 1917, the makers of the LA VICTORIA® brand were the first to offer salsa in jars and other Mexican sauces more than 90 years ago. LA VICTORIA® products include salsa, taco sauce, enchilada sauce, chiles, tortillas and tortilla chips. More information available at www.lavictoria.com.

La Victoria gives holiday cheer to local community via new garden