July 11, 2009


The members of Burbank’s La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Thrift Shop decorate the shop and window displays with a new theme each month.

This month’s window was created to coincide with the theme of the city of Burbank and Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert on July 4 at the Starlight Bowl — “Star Spangled Salute to America.”


La Providencia Guild’s theme for its windows is “Celebrate America” and displays include a kicked-back Uncle Sam picnicking at the Starlight Bowl in one window and teddy bears playing, flying kites and having a “Teddy Bear Picnic” in the second window. Customers can also enter weekly drawings for Starlight Bowl concerts events.

In addition to weekly Wednesday Senior Shopping Days with merchandise discounted 10% for seniors, sales days are July 18 (ladies blouses, tops, etc.), 24 (housewares) and 31 (coats, suits and jackets).

The Childrens Hospital Thrift Shop is at 3301 W. Burbank Blvd. in Burbank. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Founded in 1901, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles has been treating children for more than a century. It is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatrics and adolescent health.


Providence St. Joseph Medical Center Guild officers were installed at the Recognition and Installation Tea recently at Lakeside Golf Club.

President Lucy Brown welcomed guests, new members and provisional members. She reviewed the accomplishments made by the guild over the past two years. She called upon Sister Rose Byrne to give the invocation. Past presidents and new provisional members were recognized.

The “President’s Book” reviewing Brown’s accomplishments over the past two years was presented by Maureen Walsh.

A check for $150,000 was presented to Julie Sprengel, assistant administrator of the medical center, to go toward the guild’s pledge of $1 million to the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center.

Chairwoman for this year’s Tea was Julie McArdle who used the theme of “Life” as she presented this year’s board, including President Kathleen Marsden, Vice President Patt Scully, Second Vice President Janice Khoury, Treasurer Sharon Reid, Recording Secretary Jerry Delauney, Corresponding Secretary Chicky Abel, Fall Event Director Sharon Grooms, Finance Director Deedee Walser; Spring Event Director McArdle, Special Event Director Maria Balke, Gift Shop Chairman Brown; Co-Chairwoman Walsh; Co-Chairwoman Janice Khoury, Press Chairwoman Dee Call; Program Chairwoman Chik Smaldino, Co-Chairwoman Connie Draper and Parliamentarian Grace Mylroie Patz.

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