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La Providencia Guild dons masks at gala "Il...

July 03, 2004

La Providencia Guild dons masks at gala

"Il Carnevale" was the theme for the 56th annual Cotillion Ball

celebrated by La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

Members and their guests gathered for an elegant evening of

cocktails, dinner and dancing at The Castaway Starlight Room.

This year's chairwoman, Estela Ihlenfeldt, designed a festive

carnival theme complete with custom masks that were complementary

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gifts given to all guests attending.

President Sharon Ranshaw and her executive officers greeted guests

and the evening's chairwomen were introduced. They were Sharon

Terranova, centerpieces; Marjorie Overstreet, decorations; Lynne

Meares, invitations; Marilyn Teasley, donations; Judy Gragg, program;

Charlene Dettmann, reservations; Elaine Thomas, thank-you's; Linda

Hansen, tickets; Mary Jo Hjelmstrom, special drawing; and Lisa

Murray, entertainment.

Following the feast of lobster thermidor and chicken breast with

Chardonnay cream sauce was a creative offering of special peach

mousse dessert.

Music was by We the People, and a special attraction was an

artistic dance interpretation and salsa instruction by the Dance

Doctor.

Students honored for community service

Six students were recognized at a May meeting of the Beta Epsilon

Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.

Students were introduced and given certificates and $100 checks in

recognition for their community service.

They were Bernie Becerra, Monterey High School; Irene Vega,

Burbank Adult School; Thomas Boucher, Providence High School; Ashley

Walden, Bellarmine-Jefferson High School; Jasma Wise, John Burroughs

High School; and Megan Winters, Burbank High School.

Also honored were Veronica Borboa and Jaclyn Hofman, who received

$500 grants to further their education. One of the society's purposes

is to endow scholarships and grant fellowships to women educators.

The new slate of officers was installed at a June breakfast buffet

meeting at the Tam O'Shanter Restaurant. They are Co-presidents Pam

Allender and Linda Beaumaster, First Vice Presidents Susan Stone and

Martha Hankins, Second Vice President Diana Wong, Recording Secretary

Jackie Dwight, and Corresponding Secretary Linda Wolfe.

Cabrini Literary Guild installs officers

The Cabrini Literary Guild installed officers during its final

meeting of the year at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.

They are President Carmen McClelland, First Vice President Anne

Herrmann; Second Vice President Marie Urrutia, Recording Secretary

Joan Hutton and Treasurer Marjorie Shannon.

Terry Campbell, philanthropy chairwoman, presented checks to the

following charities: Catholic Charities Loaves and Fishes- Glendale;

Catholic Youth Organization Youth Services-Glendale; Salvation Army

Meals on Wheels-Glendale; Good Shepherd Center for Women; Shield of

Roses; Glendale YWCA Shelter for Women; Glendale Public Library

Literacy Program; Burbank Public Library Literacy Program; Glendale

Community Foundation; and Southern California Renewal Communities.

The checks presented were raised by the Cabrini annual fundraiser.

The guild will resume meetings with a September membership tea.

For more information, call 248-9226.

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