Locals can enjoy special blue menu items and a retailer discount for wearing blue while supporting the Children’s Center.
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, local businesses are raising awareness of this very important issue while supporting the work of The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV). April 1 is National Wear Blue Day, for which people across the U.S. are encouraged to wear blue as a visible commitment to prevent child abuse. The Antelope Valley is taking this a step further. From blueberry pancakes to designated blue “foodie” t-shirts and wear-blue discounts, the business community is showing their support.
Restaurants Going Blue April 1
Several restaurants in the area are offering special blue menu items and, in some cases, donating a portion of sales to CCAV. Here’s a list of participating restaurants:
- Complexity Wine Lounge — 2010 W Ave J-8, Suite 101, in Lancaster
- Easy Egg Cafe — 41967 50th Street West, Quartz Hill
- Lemon Leaf — 39800 Country Club Drive, Palmdale (inside the AV Country Club)
- Lucky Luke Brewpub — 735 W Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster
- The Original Karen’s Kitchen — 42123 50th St. W, Lancaster
- Raven’s Nest — 42458 60th Street W, Quartz Hill
- Scramblez Grill & Bar — 2715 W Avenue L, Lancaster
- The Third Place Barroom and Kitchen — 43953 15th Street West, Lancaster
“April 1 can be a full day of eating blue while supporting a worthwhile cause,” said Dave Owens, a local resident who administers the “AV Restaurant Support Group” on Facebook. “It’s really awesome to see these restaurants stepping up at a time when they’re just reopening after the pandemic closures.”
Blue AV Food Crew Shirts
Owens and The AV Restaurant Support Group are selling limited edition blue “AV Food Crew” t-shirts for $20-25 (depending on size) for the entire month of April. All proceeds benefit CCAV. For more information or to purchase, contact AV Sports and Graphics at firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-945-3144.
Retailer Offering Discount & Donation for Going Blue
Leo + mamas, 2010 W Ave. J-8 in Lancaster, is offering a 10 percent discount to every customer wearing blue plus is donating 10 percent of their profits from all sales on April 1.
“We are honored to have the support of so many small businesses in the Antelope Valley and encourage everyone to support them in return,” said CCAV Executive Director Sue Page. “It is truly a testament to their generosity and desire to make our community a great place to live, work and play.”
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, CCAV is promoting the hashtag, #EndChildAbuseAV, on all social media posts and is encouraging residents to post their own “go blue” photos in support of the cause.