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On The Town:

Springtime social scene hits high gear

April 09, 2008|By DAVID LAURELL

The springtime social scene kicked into high gear this past week as three local organizations gathered for their annual galas. The week’s festivities began with the Burbank Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star presenting its annual luncheon and fashion show at The Castaway Restaurant.

Along with enjoying the “Fashion Expedition,” which featured fashions by Holiday Hats and Gowns of Montrose, the organization honored Mercy Holiday and Wayne Torgerson as their Worthy Matron and Patron. Among those who made the day a success were the event’s chairwoman Liz Marin and her committee that included Donna German, Beverly Maples, Joanne Pierson, Cathy Krailo, Cindy Wolcott, Tammy Roseli, Tracy Pierson, Mariana Iliescu, Lucy Tajerian, Ann Elger and Joan Degele.

The Burbank Jaycees staged their annual awards and installation banquet on March 30 at The Castaway. This year’s event, which doubled as the chapter’s 10th anniversary celebration, saw Burbank Mayor Marsha Ramos present commendations to the 2007 outgoing board that included Chris Lorefice, Elana Edelstein, Jackie Lewis, Peggy Korecko, Robyn Sanford, Bernard Donohue, Louis Hamel, Ernesto Shahbaz, Dominic Izon and Theresa Sanchez.

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Among those who were honored as this year’s Top Community Partners were Burbank Chamber of Commerce President Gary Olsen, Bud Alleman of King, King, Alleman and Jensen Accountancy Corp., and Barbara Howell and Edward Stapleton of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

Among those in attendance for the celebration were Tina Schrader, Melissa Merritt, Celeste Dantes, John Dillon, Marie Dimacali, Nicole Marchluk, Ladan Gorgin, Jay Maharjan, Connie Young, Elizabeth Green, Susan Borders, Cindi Alleman, Leslie Monzon, Veronica Daube, Susie Augustine, Christine Basteris and founding charter member James Lawson.

On Saturday, the Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild presented its annual luncheon and fashion show under the theme of “An Affair to Remember.” The Sheraton Universal Grand Ballroom served as the venue for the show that highlighted the David Hayes Collection presented by Carin Holmenas. The show also featured men’s wear from Edwards-Lowell, jewelry from Joan Castle Joseff, and celebrity physician models from the medical center.

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