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April 28, 2001

Joyce Rudolph, Weekend

BURBANK -- In a salute to animation, "Toon Into Burbank," is the theme

for the 20th annual Burbank On Parade beginning at 11 a.m. today down

Olive Avenue.

The event, from Lincoln to Lomita streets, will be led by grand

marshals the Powerpuff Girls, characters from the popular show on the

Cartoon Network. Officials say the parade is a way of welcoming the

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animation studio, which moved to Burbank in May.

Lively and colorful bands and drill teams from public and private

middle and high schools, decorated floats, equestrian units and novelty

entries make up the pageantry. Special guests will be local government

officials and dignitaries.

Following the parade, more fun continues at George Izay Park, 1111 W.

Olive Ave. There will be an awards ceremony with trophies presented in

various categories to outstanding parade participants. The Road Kings

will display cars that carried dignitaries down the route.

The Fine Arts Federation of Burbank is sponsoring a Fine Arts and

Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday in Izay Park. On sale

will be paintings, watercolors, photography, pottery, stained glass,

sculpture, wood crafts, jewelry, gift items and holiday decorations.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Horse show benefits

area youth programs

The Cosequin Hollywood Charity Horse Show, hosted by actor William

Shatner, rides into town today with activities continuing throughout the

day at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Drive in Burbank.

Benefiting from the proceeds are LA's BEST After School Enrichment

Program, Ahead with Horses therapeutic riding organization and the

Children's Museum of Los Angeles.

Beginning at 3 p.m. on the Cricket Field, there will be entertainment

by the medieval Imperial Knights, Rosindo's Spanish Horses and the

Fresian Magic Team.

"It's fantastic to watch the horses involved in intricate maneuvers,"

said Patrick Scott, director of fund development with LA's BEST.

Funds raised for LA's BEST purchase computer supplies used by

youngsters in the afterschool program, he said. The program has a $12

million annual budget, and $1.8 million of that is realized from the

private sector.

Shatner will kick off opening ceremonies at 5:30 p.m.

A Western Dinner party begins at 7 p.m. with special guest Rita

Coolidge. There will be a silent auction featuring sports, music, film,

television and celebrity memorabilia.

Tickets range from $10 to $75 and can be purchased by calling the box

office at 840-9066.

Mary Baker Eddy display

at Burbank library

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