The event, sponsored by the Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club, began with a concert of patriotic music by the Burbank Community Band directed by Don Holcomb. Cash prizes were then presented to winning artists who participated in the patriotic poster contest in the Burbank public and parochial schools earlier this year.
The winners are: Grades 3-5: Jonathan Afzali and David Ramirez of St. Robert Bellarmine, Royce Correa of St. Finbar, Jamie Phan and Albert Manukyan of Bret Harte Elementary. Grades 6-8: Grace Dunn of David Starr Jordan Middle School, Hayley Gustafson, Colton Ku and Christian Sujuy of Luther Burbank Middle School and Skyler Heidel who is home schooled. Grades 9-12: Tateve Oganyan and Gustavo Osoria, both of Burbank High School.
Following the awards presentation, Kiwanis-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 204 began the historic flag ceremony and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. The program concluded with the playing of the national anthem. The Burbank Noon Kiwanis meets at noon every Wednesday at the Burbank YMCA. For more information, call (818) 954-9294.
Club Supports Memorial
By now, you probably know how good the Kiwanis For Fun Club pancake breakfasts are. Thoughts of the club's famous fluffy pancakes, smothered with syrup, are known to rouse patrons from their beds to the club's signature recreational vehicle and food tent. Patrons get the added benefit of knowing that their contributions are going right back into helping their community.
The club provided a pancake breakfast and lunch, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken sandwiches and French fries, for the Road Kings' 18th annual Picnic Car Show for Burbank charities on Sunday at Johnny Carson Park.