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January 26th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Five Acres therapeutic treatment center for abused and at-risk children rang in its 121st holiday season at an open house that spotlighted the famous Henson Puppets, as well as guest appearances by the 2008 Tournament of Roses Queen and her Court. The program was hosted by actors Kevin Kilner and Jordan Baker.
Five Acres, founded in 1888 as one of Los Angeles’ earliest orphanages, is a child and family services agency providing therapeutic prevention, treatment and education programs to strengthen families and prevent child abuse. Services include residential care and education, mental health services in homes and schools, deaf services, foster care and adoptions and domestic violence prevention. The agency serves nearly 5,000 children and families throughout Southern California annually.
Henson puppeteer Jordan Baker (right) entertained the Rose Queen, her court, as well as the children in residence at Five Acres during the recent holiday open house.