Celebrating Fall & Family: PCDA Harvest Moon Gala 2017

Music Therapy at PCDA is child and family-centered with a specific
focus on social emotional development and supporting parent child interactions. Music therapists work individually with children and
caregivers using a variety of rhythm and music-based techniques to
engage children with others in purposeful and functional activities.

– Professional Child Development Associates


REASON    Celebrating the new season and advances social emotional education, hundreds of guests joined Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) for the annual Harvest Moon Gala Dinner & Art Auction held at the South Pasadena home of Mario & Therese Molina, on October 1st.

REVELERS    In attendance were prominent Pasadena realtors, education enthusiasts and PCDA supporters: Leah & Kirk Dilbeck, Lin & Alan Vlacich, Chelby Crawford, Carolyn & Craig Watson, Virginia Ko and Dr. Diane Cullinane, PCDA Executive Director.

RECAP    Guests were welcomed to the lush estate with a backdrop of live music, striking and colorful works of art up for auction, and a plentiful silent auction made up of various treasures from gowns and jewels to sports memorabilia and culinary experiences.

The three-course dinner created by celebrated Pasadena chef Claud Beltran featured blackened rib eye and smoked shrimp, polished off by an apple accented cinnamon custard.

The evenings’ highlights included a mini concert from several PCDA clients, the presentation of  the PCDA Community Service Award to South Pasadena City Council-member Robert S. “Bob” Joe and presentation of the PCDA Achievement Award to PCDA Teen Club program member Ethan Uy.

PCDA offers programs for young children, teens, young adults and parents guided by an interdisciplinary team of professionals in order to address a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns. For more information, visit www.pcdateam.org.

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