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November 16, 2002

'Paper Doll' benefit helps Childrens Hospital nurses

Real-life dolls were enchanted by La Providencia Guild's Fall

Fashion Brunch on Sunday at the Universal Sheraton Hotel. Organizers

made sure prizes, table centerpieces and the fashion show illustrated

the theme "The Paper Doll," which created a whimsical mood among the

more than 700 members and guests.

Proceeds from the 41st event will go to the Childrens Hospital Los

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Angeles Endowment for Nursing Excellence, the fund-raising project of

the guild.

"The nurses are the real dolls," said Chairwoman Sue Ann Gordon,

who was an eloquent mistress of ceremonies. Sharing the spotlight on

the runway was guild President Tish Hawkins-Sellers.

Upon arrival, those attending purchased tickets and dropped

tickets into the drums at 24 baskets filled with gifts outside the

Grand Ballroom. Donations chairwoman Linda Hansen assembled the

prizes and Sharon Terranova organized the ticket sales.

In the foyer, Tomme Lenz had secured many vendors that were

selling vintage jewelry, hand bags and other accessories.

Lunch began with a scrumptious cream of tomato basil soup, topped

by a lightly browned pastry that melted in your mouth. Two breasts of

chicken were dressed with a dried fruit compote alongside fresh

vegetables and a petite pasta. Dessert was a hazelnut taco shell

stuffed with chocolate mousse and fresh berries.

Kudos to decorations chairwoman Marge Overstreet and her committee

who found the miniature full-length mirrors that reflected the images

of the paper dolls created by Tom Tierney. He also signed more than

25 of his Paper Doll books to be sold at the fund-raiser.

Fashions by Margo of Newhall ranged from evening gowns and

sportswear to, surprisingly enough, lingerie, and were interspersed

with clothing for men by J. David's Custom Clothiers of Santa

Clarita. The handsome male models flirted with guests in the audience

and one even kissed a guest's hand.

Eileen Hurst-Campbell of Lake View Terrace took home a major

prize. She will be spending two weeks at a Maui condo with her

children, Hunter and Kelly Campbell. Her mom, Mary Hurst, is a guild

member.

Pancake breakfast benefits

Temporary Aid Center

The Burbank Kiwanis For Fun is hosting a pumpkin or plain pancake

breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Genio's parking lot to raise

funds for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

Tickets are $4, $3 for children younger than 10. For tickets call

957-0003 or 846-2330.

Genio's is at 1420 W. Olive Ave.

Medical centers benefit

from Festival of Trees

Hotel stays in Greece and Vietnam are prizes in the International

Festival of Trees Gala being organized for Nov. 23 by the foundations

of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross

Medical Center and Sisters of Providence.

Funds raised will go to the Emergency and Trauma services in the

San Fernando Valley.

There will be a special opportunity drawing for two round-trip

tickets from Los Angeles to Papeete, Tahiti, on Air France and a

three-night stay at the Moorea Beachcomber Inter-Continental Hotel.

The retail value for this vacation is $4,700. Only 100 drawing

tickets will be sold for $100 per ticket.

For reservations, to become a sponsor or purchase an ad in the

commemorative program, call 847-4673.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph

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