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.