November 2009, Tri-annual Issue
“Up and Coming News from Nancy Cartwright
Volume 14 Issue 3
Just From Nancy…
Yay for Fall!
Having been born and raised in Ohio, I have to admit that I totally miss the change of seasons here in Los Angeles. HOWEVER, I have this amazing sycamore tree that goes through its cycles season after season and I relish how glorious this time of year is by watching the changes in that tree.
Another way to know that it is Fall is because every October Fox premieres the Simpsons’ Halloween episode. This year’s spooky offering marked season 20, as you know, and the premiere party was a doozie! It was held at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica airport. Inside, we were invited to play a giant Twister game on a huge inflatable board, and get rolled down the bowling alley inside a giant bowling ball. There was a silk-screen station where all the guests could choose a pattern for a t-shirt, all gratis, of course.
Twenty down, twenty more to go!
For the Nonce, Nancy
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
• November 21 st – The Second Annual Children’s Day at Woodley Park
• January 30th – Reception for CSUN Performing Arts Center
• March 14th – Hosting International Family Film Festival
• April 16-18 – Ohio University appearance
• April 24th – Fifth Annual Happy House Poker Tournament and BBQ
Join Us for Children’s Day
Nancy is proud to once again be a part of Children’s Day – A Salute to Kids on November 21st at Woodley Park in the San Fernando Valley. She was a part of last year’s first Children’s Day event and this year promises to be bigger and better. There will be celebrities, music, dancing, carnival rides, rock climbing, face painting, arts and crafts as well as plays put on by other children.
The event will begin at 9 am and go until 4 in the afternoon. The best part is, admission is free. So join 50,000 people including children and their families and have a great day dedicated to the kids.
For more information, or for directions, visit the website, www.childrensday2009.com. See you there!
4th ANNUAL MONTE CARLO A HUGE SUCCESS
The 4th Annual Monte Carlo Night took place on October 3 with a Denim & Diamonds theme. It seems this party gets better every year!! Every one of the people in attendance—numbering over 500!—had a blast. Nancy, dressed in elegant cowgirl regalia, once again opened her home to raise additional funds for PALS (Police Activities League Supporters) to purchase materials needed for the various programs at the Greig Smith LAPD Devonshire Youth Center.
Loads of Nancy’s celebrity friends, professional poker players as well as a few hundred other people came for an evening of Texas Hold ‘Em and other games. Tom Kenny, the amazing voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, once again lent his talents as emcee of the festivities.
The celebrity guests mixed, mingled and played Monte Carlo games until the very end of the evening. Kirstie Alley, Camryn Manheim, Yancy Arias, Bill Smitrovich, Kate Linder, Stefanie Schaeffer, Patrick Cassidy, Derrick Williams, Jose Canseco, Dorian Harewood, and others joined Jamie Gold, World Series of Poker Main Event winner of 2006, as well as Poker pros Mary Jones (who once again hosted poker boot camp), Barbara Enright, Marsha Waggoner, Kristy Gazes and others. Mark Eddleman won the 1st Place Trophy. Second place went to Mike Armstrong and the third place winner was Marina Baroco.
The silent auction and Chinese raffle let several people bring home treasures including jewelry, specialty baskets and celebrity and sports memorabilia. Some lucky person even won lunch with Nancy!
The evening could not have been possible without the support of many people and sponsors including Innovative Artists, Polanti Watches, Rockstar, Before and After Mints, Wiseman & Burke, Law Offices of Leah Antonio-Ketcham, Esq., H20 Water, LifeSource Water, Fox Television and many others.
Thank you to all who contributed and attended. We look forward to seeing you next year!
[image: Nancy and Tom Kenny]
[Image: Winner Mark Eddleman flanked by pro Jamie Gold and Nancy]
happy house building better families
The Happy House 5th Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament and Party April 24th, 2010
Join host, Nancy Cartwright, for the 5th annual Happy House Texas Hold’em Party to raise funds for Happy House!
The event will be at Nancy’s house.
April 24th, Saturday from 1-6
Poker sign-in at noon
$60 to play, $15 dollars to attend, $10 Re-Buys!
Children under 12 are free.
Call 818.882.7483 or visit www.HappyHouse.Org
501c3 tax exempt number 20-4367250
© Happy House all rights reserved.
On September 19 and 20th Nancy had the honor of performing at her Alma Mater, Kettering-Fairmont High School in Kettering, OH. Returning to the theatre that gave her a start, director Ross Taylor cast six highly-gifted young actors to perform with Nancy, with narration by local television celebrity and anchorman for FOX 45, Pete Scalia.
The show, which benefited the local literacy group, Project Read, was a staged reading of the pulp-fiction era short story, If I Were You, by L. Ron Hubbard. Complete with background and cue-specific sound effects, the polished performance brought to life words from the age of popular fiction in America, circa 1930.
The young actors, who delivered a truly professional quality performance, included Kevin Erman as the evil Professor; Caroline Grogan as Tom’s loyal Maize Little; Jay Kain as the arrogant ringmaster, Mr. Schmidt; Allie Dyer as the lascivious circus owner, Mrs. Johnson; Katherine Ygbuhay as the trapped Betty the Trapeze Artist; and Tim Green as the courageous lion tamer, Jerry Gordon.
An experience like this is not easy to top but the biggest highlight of her journey back home was not on the stage but on the playing field. Nancy was invited by the Fairmont Firebirds marching band to “dot the I” in the pre-game Homecoming festivities. Following the run on to the field to a standing ovation from her hometown crowd, Nancy remarked. “I was in band in high school and even though I was squad leader my senior year and got us into so much trouble, nothing quite compares to “dotting the I” when you are into your 6th decade of life! What a hoot!”
PALS Youth Center Open for Business
On Sunday, October 25, a dream became reality with the opening of the Greig Smith LAPD Devonshire Youth Center in Northridge. The much awaited 5,500 square foot facility was introduced to the community by PALS President Lorraine New, Councilman Greig Smith, LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Moore, campaign co-chair Greg Baker, North Valley Honorary Mayor Nancy Cartwright and other local dignitaries and officials.
LAPD Devonshire PALS (Police Activities League Supporters) has spent five years raising the necessary funds to build a center dedicated to the community’s youth. Mayor Villaraigosa donated $1 million on behalf of the city; Nancy Cartwright’s annual Monte Carlo nights helped to raise funds as well as donations from the community’s businesses and individuals that helped to complete the project.
Instead of operating out of one room as they have been doing, PALS can now accommodate hundreds of young people monthly. Kids of all ages can take advantage of and enjoy after-school programs from sports to computer training, reading, tutoring, arts and numerous other activities.
The center has already been the site for local youth to enjoy Halloween and it will serve as a hub for educational, entertaining and fun activities for the children of the region, providing a safe and productive haven after school and on weekends and holidays. For more information, visit www.devonshire-pals.org.1
- The Nancy News Volume 14, Issue 3, (2009, November). PDF format. ↩