Dodger exec Kevin Malone leads annual prayer breakfast

May 10, 2000

Karen Hubbard

This columnist had the distinct pleasure of attending the 25th annual

City of Burbank Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Friday at The Castaway


Burbank's annual prayer breakfast is a local version of the

Presidential Prayer Breakfast held each year in Washington, D.C. That

event was inaugurated in 1952 by religious leaders in the U.S. Senate and


House of Representatives as a time for rededication of the individual and

the nation to God. Similar events have been held in nearly every state

and in numerous cities throughout America.

Dr. Richard Kasper, leader of Master's Men, welcomed guests and gave

the invocation. Introductions were made by Rotarian Gordon Bowers, a

captain with the Burbank Police Department. The flag salute was led by

James Lee, president of Burbank Kiwanis Key Club, and by Kimberly Davy,

president of Burbank Rotary Interact Club.

Outstanding special music was presented by the award-winning In Sync

choral group from Burbank High School. Under the direction of Michelle

Jensen, this group of nearly 40 voices performed three selections --

"Didn't My Lord Deliver," "A Few More" and "Mary Did You Know."

Burbank Mayor Bill Wiggins presented a plaque from the city giving

special recognition to Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Chairman Glenn Taylor for

his many years of dedicated service. Committee members included J. H.

"Harry" Woods, chairman emeritus, Richard Kasper, Burbank Master's Men,

Gordon A. Bowers, Rotary Club of Burbank, Herbert Vincent, Kiwanis Noon

Club, Suzanne Cox, Sunrise Rotary Club, Tom Arnott, Magnolia Park

Optimist Club and Harvey Wise, Burbank Master's Men.

The featured speaker for the morning was Kevin Malone, vice president

and general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. My special thanks to

Eugene and June Forrest and Joe and Paul Nelson, who made me feel so very

welcome at their table. I will look forward to attending this event again

next year.

It was also my pleasure, along with my friend and fellow Foothill

Civitan Club member Jenice McGlynn, to attend the Burbank Kiwanis for Fun

and Burbank Temporary Aid Center's first annual Car Show Sunday.

This event was very well attended and supported by the community and

was everything it was publicized to be. Great location, great cars,

music, pancake breakfast, hamburgers and hot dogs, drawings, baked goods

sale and more than 70 arts and crafts booths. Great fun! Great job!

* KAREN HUBBARD'S service club column appears every other week. She

welcomes information about projects, fund-raisers, meetings and awards.

Reach her by e-mail at or call/fax 842-4370.

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