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September 28, 2002

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph

Woman's Club gives funds to charities

The Woman's Club of Burbank presented checks to its philanthropies

during a Victorian-themed luncheon Tuesday at The Castaway.

President Julia Larsen made the presentations to representatives

from Burbank Center for the Retarded, Burbank Coordinating Council,

Burbank YMCA, Burbank Historical Society, Burbank Police Department's


K-9 Unit, Burbank Tournament of Roses, Family Service Agency,

Salvation Army Burbank Corps and the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal


Special guests attending were Assistant City Manager Mary Alvord

and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Susan Bowers.

The program was an antique hat show presented by The Guild of

California Hospital Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles. Narrator

Deanna Williams described hats beginning with a burgundy style from

the 1860s. Models paraded other examples from the mid-1800s to 1970s.

Some featured large brims covered with feathers or velvet and smaller

ones adorned with lace, ribbon and fabric rosettes.

During the luncheon, charity representatives gave updates on their

groups as well as announced upcoming activities.

Eva Sippel, representing the animal-shelter volunteers, announced

that the group is sponsoring its third annul Animal Shelter Fair from

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the shelter, 1150 Victory Place.

There will be free off-site parking and shuttle service with

costumed characters on street corners surrounding the shelter guiding

cars into area lots.

Teri Bastian from the Tournament of Roses said volunteers are

already building the base of the float in preparation for New Year's

Day. Volunteers are needed on Saturdays. Those interested can call


Burbank's 71st entry in the 114th Rose Parade is titled "Bathtime

Friends" and was designed by Julianne Beuscher. It depicts the parade

theme "Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination" with a small boy

wearing goggles and fins in a bathtub, and swimming alongside the tub

are various sea life including a huge octopus.

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