Events in September

Many thanks to those of you who love PIE and enjoy supporting WCHA!  On  Wednesday, August 24th, there was a “Dine-In Night” at Polly’s Pies on Atlantic Avenue, between the hours of 3:00pm and 8:30pm.  On that night, Polly’s Pies donated 20% of their sales to our organization.   Thank you for bringing your friends, family, and enjoying  home-style cooking, without the home-style cleanup — and of course, a delicious pie!  Pictures from the event can be viewed here:

If you haven’t renewed your membership or would like to sign up to be a member of Willmore City Heritage Association you are in luck.  Visit our membership / donations page for additional information.

There are several events happening in September.  We hope you and yours will attend.


We Love Long Beach Breakfast in the First 9/17/11

Happy to announce that We Love Long Beach is hosting a pancake breakfast in our neighborhood on Saturday, September 17th from 9am – 11am.  The 1st District Council Office, Long Beach Heritage – Bembridge House,  Community Partners Council (CPC) and Willmore City Heritage Association are a few of the groups attending from the 1st District.  These breakfasts are wonderful gatherings  to meet your fellow neighbors and celebrate all that is great about Long Beach + 1st District + Downtown + Willmore City Historic District!!!


Code Enforcement Meeting

This meeting gives neighbors a platform to report code violations they observe occurring in the Willmore City / Drake Park Historic District and the West End neighborhoods with a City of Long Beach Code Enforcement representative.

PLACE: Willmore Community Police Center, 910 Daisy Ave.

DATE:  Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TIME: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Monthly Meeting: Last one at the Willmore Community Police Center

Come say farewell to the Community Police Center during this months meeting, share story, and celebrate a place that has been great to the improvement of our neighborhood.  Details will be given on the future monthly meeting location.

PLACE: Willmore Community Police Center, 910 Daisy Ave.

DATE: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TIME: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Bembridge House Docent Training:  Available Every Tuesday!

Come learn about Long Beach history, the Bembridge House, and be a docent at the Bembridge House Historic Site to share the home’s story.  It takes approximately 2 hours.  Docent training available most Tuesday’s between 1-4pm.  Contact Jill Black at or  562-495-3377  to schedule your class.

953 N Park Circle Drive, Long Beach CA 
In the Drake Park,  Willmore City Historic District of Long Beach California


Saturday, September 10th  Latin American Parade & Festival

The 3rd Annual Latin American Parade & Festival returns to the streets of Downtown Long Beach on September 10th. This year, we anticipate 1,000 parade participants, more than 15 live performances and 40 vendor booths. Don’t miss the fun!

The parade steps off at Pine and 6th at 3PM and will make its way to the new Festival location at 4th Street and The Promenade. The Festival will run from 3-9PM.

For more info visit:


Rose Park Restoration Trade Fair:  Sunday, September 25, 2011

WCHA is proud to be participating in this years Rose Park Restoration Trade Fair!  We will have a booth showcasing all that is great about our neighborhood and look forward to gathering with our fellow Long Beach historic districts!  This is a wonderful event celebrating all that is great about living in some of Long Beach’s best communities and support the Rose Park neighborhood.  See you there!


Show your Willmore City PRIDE by Sport’n a WCHA Market Tote around town!

“Beginning today – August 1, 2011, large retailers in Long Beach will no longer distribute plastic bags. Customers are being encouraged to bring their own reusable bags to help reduce litter on our streets and preserve landfill space. Small retailers and farmer’s markets must comply with this new ordinance beginning January 1, 2012.“  –

Share your pride for your neighborhood and get your Willmore Market Tote today for a $3 donation.   Send an email to if you would like one.  They can also be purchased at Willmore Five and Dime near the corner of 10th & Daisy Avenue.


Love Coffee + Love Willmore = Order Newhall Coffee

Whenever you enjoy your coffee passion, Newhall Coffee for a Cause offers an opportunity to sample some of California’s finest blends from the Newhall Coffee Roasting Company. And best of all, fifty percent of your payment is donated directly to Willmore City Heritage Association. Visit the link below to participate.

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