By Mary Foppiano, Avila Beach Civic Association

Hi All – I know that we have all been looking forward to seeing the close of 2020 in hopes that 2021 would be much better….no pandemic…no fires…no election commercials…to mention a few. Well, today SLO County (my column is due by the middle of each month) has regressed back to the purple most restrictive level…does that mean that we are going out with a very muffled bang? 

As you may know, the Avila Beach Community Center has been closed since mid-March, and it does not look like we will be able to open until next year. Because of the pandemic, anyone who knows me knows that I am really missing our Doggie Parades. I am adding some pictures from past years to my column to bring a smile to your faces…and to welcome the holiday season. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do…and that you will be with us next year! Happy Holidays and stay well!!!