and former Leader service-club columnist Bob Young.
Randy Garcia, immediate past president of the Burbank Civitan
Club, was the master of ceremonies for the noon event. More than 10
service clubs were represented in the 100-plus crowd.
"We enjoy getting together like this," said organizer and Burbank
Civitan member Bill Newbro. "We hope this leads to more interaction
throughout the year."
Burbank Civitan Club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each
month at The Coral Cafe, 3321 W. Burbank Blvd. For membership
information, contact Newbro at 846-0731.
It's beginning to look a lot like ...
Burbank Y's Men will continue a 40-year tradition by selling
Christmas trees. Trees will soon be available at the corner of San
Fernando Road and Providencia Avenue. Delivery, flame retarding and
flocking are offered. All of the proceeds will go to programs for
Burbank Family YMCA Y's Men Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first
and third Tuesday of each month at the Burbank YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia
Blvd. For membership information, call Denny Grossman at 841-0387.
Several months ago, the Magnolia Optimists participated in a drive
to send magazines and other written material to soldiers overseas. It
was called "Hands Across the Battlefield" and several club members
were able to help out. Much to the club members' surprise, they
recently received a thank-you letter from 1st Sgt. Wayne Roth, who is
serving in Afghanistan.
"Sometimes it is hard to stay motivated when you are far from
home," Roth wrote. "Then you receive a letter or package from someone
like you that cares, that you never met, from home."
Burbank Magnolia Park Optimist Club meets at 7:30 a.m. Thursdays
at DeBell Golf Course, 500 Walnut Ave. For membership information,
call Gene Gardner at 845-1192.
Go in peace
Burbank Noon Lions recently had their Peace Poster contest at
Burbank Central Library. This year's theme was "Dream of Peace," and
those eligible were all 11- to 13 year-old students attending Burbank
public schools or participating in activities at the Burbank Boys &
Girls Club. The posters are on display in the Children's Room of the
The 2002 first-level winners are Cassondra Gamero of the Burbank
Boys & Girls Club, James Sutton of Jordan Middle School, Gustavo
Osorio of Luther Burbank Middle School, and Sung Min Park of John
Muir Middle School. Each received $50 savings-bond certificates and
has the opportunity to proceed to the next level of national
competition. They are also invited to be a part of a private drawing
session with Charles Zembillas, founder of The Animation Academy in
Burbank Noon Lions meet at noon the second and fourth Thursday of
each month at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. For membership
information, call Marva Murphy at 955-8018.
* EDWARD HEADINGTON'S service club column runs alternating
Wednesdays. Reach him by e-mail at email@example.com, fax at
688-8005, or mail at P.O. Box 10489, Burbank, CA 91510.