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February 17, 2007

BOY SCOUTS BENEFIT FROM ANNUAL BIG STRIKE AUCTION

The theme for the 33rd annual Big Strike Auction benefiting local Boy Scout programs is "Celebrating Heroes — Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," beginning at 6 p.m. March 30 at The Castaway in Burbank.

Co-chairmen of the event are husband and wife Bruce and Leslie Lilly of Burbank.

"This major recognition and fund-raising activity is to honor our young superheroes and leaders of tomorrow who are supported, trained and prepared by this generation of parents, teachers and scoutmasters," said Bruce Lilly, a Burbank dentist and scoutmaster.

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The event draws families, friends and neighbors from the Verdugo Hills Council's district, including Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta and surrounding communities, Council Executive Director Jon Maeda said.

"All proceeds from this highly successful annual event with its extensive live and silent auctions directly benefit the many scouting programs, educational training and activities during the entire year," he said.

Some of the items up for auction are trips, condo stays, artwork, entertainment venues, home and yard decorations, sports and restaurant certificates, said Sue Keys, who is coordinating the auction items.

A limited number of opportunity drawing tickets available at $100 per ticket will be for several high-value items including a $5,000 cash drawing grand prize. One need not be present to win. Tickets are $100 per person and can be reserved by calling the council office at (818) 243-6282.

UNIVERSITY WOMEN LEARN ABOUT BURBANK ANIMAL SHELTER

Burbank University Women will meet on March 8 at the Joslyn Adult Center Arts and Crafts Room, 1301 W. Olive Ave., Burbank.

There will be a presentation by the volunteers from the Burbank Animal Shelter who will describe their duties and the activities of the facility.

Refreshments and a time of fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m. The meeting follows at 7 p.m.

During the meeting, plans will be finalized for the Annual Scholarship Luncheon and Bridge scheduled for April 14 to raise money for college scholarships for Burbank high school girls. For more information, call Jane Mulder at (818) 848-2764.

POKER TOURNAMENT PROCEEDS BENEFIT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

The Boys & Girls Club will benefit from the annual Texas Hold' Em Poker Tournament. Beginning at 6 p.m. on March 24 at the Burbank Masonic Center.

Some of the prizes secured for the event are a plasma TV, a Motorola Razr phone and a surprise trip.

To register, go to www.bgcburbank.organd click on Texas Hold' Em Poker Tournament or call (818) 842-9333, ext. 10.

IMMIGRATION TO AMERICA IS TOPIC OF MEETING

The Immigrant Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. March 11 at the society's headquarters, 1310 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.

Jean Wilcox Hibben, genealogist, folklorist and great-granddaughter of John Adam Hollaender, a Bavarian orphan, will present the story, as told by his wife, on the immigration to America. For more information, call (818) 848-3122.

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