Monte Carlo Night 2009!
North Valley Honorary Mayor Nancy Cartwright, "The Voice of Bart Simpson" Hosts the 4th Annual Celebration of Food, Dance, Drink, Celebrity Guests, Live Auction and Texas Hold 'Em Poker!
Proceeds benefit Devonshire PALS new youth center for Kids-at-Risk.
2006 World Series of Poker Main Event Winner and Poker Committee Chairperson, Jamie Gold and Nancy Cartwright invite you to attend the "Biggest Party in Northridge!"
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Bart Rolls out Simpsons Stamps
If you haven’t made it out to your local post office this week, you may not know that the Simpsons are gracing the front of a new line of stamps honoring the yellow family’s record setting 20th season. To welcome the new stamps to the world, a little party was held on the Fox lot, complete with cotton candy and hot dogs, a Springfield delicacy.
Nancy was there to sign a giant copy of her (Bart’s) stamp and friend of the show and voice of Sideshow Bob, Kelsey Grammer, MCed the event. It was a wonderful unveiling of the only stamp for a television show that is still on air in prime time and over one BILLION of the stamps have already been issued.
We wonder: if you add up every frame in every second of every episode of the Simpsons and the Simpsons Movie, would there be more frames of the Simpsons or Simpsons stamps? Math-geeks, have at it.
All In for Pets
On Friday, April 17th at the Venetian Poker Room in Las Vegas, Nancy Cartwright and her company President, Peter Kjenaas, joined a field of nearly 200 for Jennifer Harmon's Third Annual Texas Hold 'Em tournament to benefit the Nevada SPCA.
This “no kill” shelter is a great example of what can be done when a community bands together to help bring a positive solution to a very persistent problem.
"I think what Jennifer is doing is great," said Nancy. "I am a huge animal-lover—2 dogs, 3 cats and 9 seahorses, and they need not only love, but champions like Jennifer."
Nancy did pretty well at the tourney too, playing against the likes of Daniel Negraneu, she made it to 28th position in this, her very first big tournament. “I like to take risks and play fun games—I think I must have a little Bart in me."
LOCAL EMMY AWARD WINNING STAR AND PHILANTHROPIST NANCY CARTWRIGHT RETURNS TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
Nancy Cartwright has become not only a star of the longest running scripted show in television history, “The Simpsons” lending voice to spikey-headed ten- year-old Bart, she has come to be known as one of the most generous philanthropists in show business. And she hasn’t forgotten her roots.
A native of Kettering, Nancy created the Nancy Cartwright Artist Achievement Scholarship for high school seniors, to help with their college tuition at Ohio University. The scholarship, in its fourth year, has been a great help to students and now, with an additional infusion of $100,000, Nancy’s legacy will continue in perpetuity. Nancy will return home for the check presentation, which will take place on June 4, 2009 at her alma mater, Kettering’s Fairmont High School graduation ceremony.
Consistent with her philanthropic and community-minded efforts, Nancy will also be participating in an event presented by Time Warner Cable at the Fraze Pavilion on Saturday, June 6. It is the 5th Annual Concert for Literacy benefiting Project READ, featuring Leroy Ellington & The E-Funk. Project READ is a home grown charity that Nancy has supported for several years.
In addition to her efforts in Ohio, Nancy is very active in her community just outside of Los Angeles, where she serves as Honorary Mayor and is on the Board of the local Chamber of Commerce and on the Executive Board of PALS (Police Activities League Supporters). She has been instrumental in helping to raise the funds to build a center for at-risk youth.
She also co-founded Happy House, a non-profit that strives to build better families, a cause very dear to her heart and for which she works diligently year-round.
Nancy has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for her work, most recently the Change the World Public Service Award from the Hollywood Note Foundation.
Happy House Party Better Than Ever
We should have known when the June-gloom-like clouds didn’t rear their ugly heads for a sixth day in a row that we were in for something special. Saturday, April 25th was the first sunny day all week, perfect poker and BBQ weather and Happy House was able to make the most of it.
Nearly 300 men, women and children came out to enjoy the weather, poker, food, live music and fun, as well as to support a great cause. The event kicked off with 118 people eagerly awaiting the “Shuffle up and deal!” call from party-host Nancy Cartwright. The action was fast and furious, with more than 100 people remaining beyond the rebuy period. But when the dust finally settled, it was a tie for first place as Doug Dohring and our very own Peter Kjenaas split top honors.
After duking it out for some time, they decided to call a truce and split top honors. Doug was a first-time attendee of the party and Peter has won or shared first place for two years running. Doug will be attending the PALS Monte Carlo poker fundraiser on October 3 for his efforts and Peter will head off to try his luck in Brad Garrett’s benefit on May 30th.
Others who made it to the final table won custom jewelry from Val Futris and Arbonne products provided by Doris Ryan or, for the risk-takers, there were NASCAR Racing packages courtesy of Speed School X at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale.
For those not playing poker, there was wonderful food, live music, a bounce house for the kids (and kids at heart) and even bingo. With a little something for everyone, it is no surprise the party was a fantastic success. Co-Executive Director for Happy House, Carol Loweree, said of the event, “Any day you can raise over $10,000 for a great cause, and have that much fun doing so, is a good day.”
Thank you to our many volunteers who made the event possible and, of course, thank you to everyone who attended. Events are nothing without the people who attend them.