Friday, September 10, 2010

Miss California Sings for Glenner Centers

The reigning Miss California sang to a packed auditorium yesterday as our Encinitas participants sang along to standards like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "Stormy Weather."

Arianna Asfar, who hails from Rancho Penasquitos in northern San Diego, is a spokeswoman for the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers and a wonderful ambassador for both Glenner and for uniting youth with the elderly. Her platform issue is "A Helping Hand for America's Seniors."

In addition to being a very bright and beautiful young woman, she's also a talented vocalist. When she was 16, she auditioned for "American Idol" and finished in the Top 36. The recipient of more than 75 talent awards, Arianna also is the founder of the Adopt-A-Grandfriend Club and told a newspaper reporter she was inspired by visits to her grandmother in northern California.

Our Glenner community will be seeing more of Miss California in the coming months as she prepares to compete in the Miss America Pageant on Jan. 15, 2010 (to be televised on ABC). Yesterday's performance took place at Silverado Senior Living's Silverado campus, where our North County center is located.