This year the Cusumanos threw their holiday party at the Third and Olive restaurant where guests were entertained by crooner Douglas Roegiers. Among those in attendance were Caroline Cusumano; Mayor Dave Golonski; Vice Mayor Gary Bric and his wife, Shelly; Police Chief Tim Stehr and his wife, Barbara; former Burbank Mayors Bob Bowne, Mary Lou Howard and Vince Stefano; Bob Hope Airport Commissioner Don Brown; Planning Board member Greg Jackson and his wife, Carolyn and Dimples owner Sal Ferraro.
Others on hand included Lou and Tomme Lenz; Gary and Tracy Canfield; Jan Bartolo; Max Andrews; Ketih Sanneman; Boyd Flinders; Brian and Linda Bowman; J.J Connaughton; Dianne Bowne; Mary Lou Stefano; and Richard Raad.
Another holiday tradition in Burbank is a fundraiser at the home of Mayor Dave Golonski and his wife, Barbara Sykes. This annual event collects funds and toys for the children of the Kids International Foundation; the El Faro and Hacienda Orphanages of Tijuana, Mexico; the Five Acres Child and Family Services Agency; and the Burbank Coordinating Council’s Holiday Basket Program.
Among those who supported the cause while enjoying the cheer were U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff; former Mayors Michael Hastings and Jef Vander Borght; Rabbi Richard Flom and his wife, Lynne Kronzik; Fire Chief Tracy Pansini and his wife, Dana; Police Commissioner Claudia Bonis; Park Board members Todd Layfer, Garen Yegparian and Jess Talamantes; Burbank Water and Power General Manager Ron Davis and his wife, Cheryl, Water and Power board members Bob Olson and Tom Jamentz; and library trustees Lee Paysinger and Connie Wilson.