were seen strolling along, trying delectable bites.
Fuddruckers' employees were dishing up their delicious hamburgers
and French fries. Johnny Rockets created mini chocolate shakes topped
with whipped cream. Picanha Brazilian Grill offered two meat samples
and cheese rolls. Tony Roma's had their famous ribs. And completing
the array were creamy ice cream samples from Cold Stone Creamery --
the perfect finish for the balmy evening.
And while savoring the food, many enjoyed the live music by Cold
Duck, playing 1960s music, followed by Burbank's favorite -- Captain
Cardiac and the Coronaries. Dressed in their red-sequined jackets and
black pants, the group crooned 1950s and '60s tunes with some of the
band members coming out to twist with dancers on the dance floor. A
couple had brought their dog who shuffled along the slick floor, as
if keeping time to the music.
The beer and wine garden offered a selection of fine wine and
specialty beers for the discriminating audiences and the KidZone kept
the youngsters happy.
Funds raised will go to scholarships so that more people can enjoy
the programs at the Burbank Community YMCA. The facility has a pool,
gymnasium, child care center and offers programs like camping
experiences for children and teens.
The child care center is a good one, according to one father, who
said there is nothing more stressful than dropping off your young
child to their first child-care experience. It was nice to know they
were in a safe environment at the Burbank Community YMCA, he added.
One woman, a longtime Burbank resident, remarked what a wonderful
job the city has done bringing the AMC theaters, Burbank Town Center
and new restaurants to town and organizing so many community events
in the Downtown area, like the summer dance parties.
Where people were spread out over the city before, these events
have brought them together. The result, she said, is a great sense of
community. We couldn't agree with her more.
The city needs more events like this one.