Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, for which Las Floristas has
already raised more than $5.5 million.
The ball preview party theme, "A Step Back in Time," was appropriate
because Las Floristas' founding in 1938 and the Queen Mary's maiden
voyage in 1934 were just a few years apart.
During the preview party, mannequins were matched with their designer
teams, who will create their 5-by-5-foot floral headpieces for the spring
ball at Merv Griffin's Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
Burbank designers competing for the second year are Vynss and Lisa
Gonzales. They were matched with Susan Dilday of Long Beach. The
designers own Creations from the Heart in Burbank. Vynss has designed for
Hollywood's elite in the TV, motion picture and music industries. They
won two sweepstakes awards in Las Floristas' floral display competitions
in previous years. Lisa is an associate equity trader. They have been
married for 11 years and have three sons, Anthony, Isaac and Elijah.
Former Burbank resident mannequin Sandy Wessel of Yorba Linda has been
matched with design team Modesto Busto and Eric Railer of Fountain
Valley. Members attending the preview party were Ted Flynn and Thomas
and Maggie Simms, all of Toluca Lake, and Julie Pejsa of La Canada
Cabrini Literary Guild
has 'Il Carnevale' luncheon
The Cabrini Literary Guild will present its annual fund-raiser, "Il
Carnevale," on Saturday, March 3, at the Oakmont Country Club in
A silent auction will kick off the day at 10:30 a.m. The noon luncheon
will be followed by entertainment, a raffle and door prizes.
Marie Urrutia is chairwoman of the planning committee. She is assisted
by Rosa Hohman, co-chairwoman, and President Terry Campbell.
Tickets are $45 and can be reserved by calling 244-9815.
Proceeds will go to scholarships for local Catholic high school
students and to the guild's writing awards program for Catholic high
Guild members are from the Burbank, Glendale and foothills areas.