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Wyland and Walkin': Big Things Happening At Glennwood House

The Laguna Beach home for adults with developmental disabilities is scheduled to open this spring.

Glennwood House, a home for 50 adults with developmental disabilities that's scheduled to open this spring, has some big events coming up.

The first involves a big name. Famed Laguna Beach artist Wyland, who's peppered the city over the years with murals and sculptures of whales and other marine life, has volunteered to do a mural on the outside wall of the Glennwood dining hall. Ten future resident candidates will take part in the painting, which will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 10 a.m. at the house, located at 2130 S. Coast Hwy. (at Ruby).

The other event is a walk-a-thon (or roll-a-thon, for the wheelchair bound) happening on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. This Walk-and-Roll fundraiser will start at Main Beach by the playground, then follow along the boardwalk to Heisler Park to Divers Cove, and then return.

Organizers of the Walk-and-Roll would love to have Laguna Beach locals participate, as it'll be a great way to meet their new Glennwood neighbors. The goal is for each person to raise $500—proceeds will go to finish the house construction costs—but "any donation amount will be greatly appreciated," according to a Glennwood news release. Participants are asked to wear  Glennwood colors of Dark Blue or Green.

Drop-off for all walkers will be at the start next to the Hotel Laguna, and  donor forms and donations will be collected on the morning of the event. There will be prizes for all participants, and raffle drawings at the end of the walk.

For any other questions, contact Cindy Beaman, Glennwood's volunteer coordinator, at Cindy@glennwoodhousing.org

And to learn more about Glennwood House, click up their website right here.

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