Wide-eyed grins and excitement reigned Monday as 3,500 disadvantaged children from across the Inland region searched for their favorite toys during the fifth annual Christmas Cheer All Year shopping spree, sponsored by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians.
Remembering the 'Good Times'
‘Celebrating 10 years of good times,” note signs along Interstate 10 that herald the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa’s grand opening in 2004 on the Morongo Reservation. The ultra-modern tower, designed by the Jerde Partnership, has hosted former President George W.
Bush, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Sam Donaldson, celebrities, musicians and film stars. It weathered the worst recession of a lifetime, employed thousands and had a hand in sending $450 million in taxes and compact payments to the state as a result of the tribal gaming compacts.
Morongo’s Annual Turkey Program Tops 1.3 Million Meals Served
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians began distributing 10,000 free turkeys on Monday, Nov. 17, to charities and churches that will use the donated birds to provide an estimated 150,000 Thanksgiving meals to families, seniors and veterans across Inland Southern California and beyond.