Last weekend, the Jaycees decided to spice things up a bit at the second annual Los Angeles International Tamale Festival at MacArthur Park. The event featured fabulous tamales, best tamale cook-off, live entertainment, sidewalk chalk artists and arts-and-crafts booths. Needless to say, a delicious time was had by all.
To make sure that all Burbank families enjoy a hearty holiday meal, the Jaycees will be accepting donations of goods from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Pavilions store, 1110 W. Alameda Ave., Burbank.
Donations from Operation Gobbler Food Drive will be distributed to underprivileged families throughout the holiday season by the Burbank Temporary Aid Center. Stop by and make a quick donation. Your generosity will help bring Thanksgiving to needy families.
Did you miss getting involved with the recent Back-to-School Mervyn's Child Spree event? Well, the Jaycees had so much fun with the event that they're doing it again with Holiday Child Spree.
Since 1992, the California Jaycees have taken underprivileged children shopping as part of a statewide partnership with Mervyn's Department Stores. The Burbank Jaycees will continue the tradition by taking 25 children from our community shopping for much-needed jackets, shoes and winter clothes on Dec. 9 at the Mervyn's Glendale Galleria.
Each child will be granted $100 to buy necessary clothes and will be accompanied by their own personal Jaycee chaperone.
Also known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Burbank Jaycees is a group dedicated to community improvement and personal betterment.
They are an organization of younger adults, 21 to 40 years old, who devote themselves to contributing to the advancement of the community by providing an opportunity for young professionals to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, fellowship and entrepreneurial ability necessary to create positive change.
For more information, contact Elana Edelstein at jaycee_elanayahoo.comor (818) 282-6480.
ANNIE P. HOVANESSIAN, a Burbank resident and an attorney in Los Angeles, writes about service clubs in the area. Contact her at (818) 846-6373 or anniehovanessianyahoo.com.