Las Candelas plans biennial fashion show
Members of the Glendale-based nonprofit organization Las Candelas celebrated their annual summer gathering at El Portal in Pasadena on Sept. 12 after a three-month break from their programs. Honored that evening was Bobbi Gangi, who will begin her second term as president of Las Candelas in October.
The purpose of the organization is to provide volunteer service for emotionally disturbed children. Funds to support their services are raised through their biennial Fashion Show Luncheon. The event is planned for Feb. 28 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Hotel, and the theme chosen by chairwomen Ellyn Semler and Dianne Endsley is "Reach for the Stars."
The summer gathering was organized by social chairwoman Shirley Johnstone and assistant Roberta Raffaelli. A crowd of 50 gathered on the patio of El Portal Restaurant for a "margaritas and taquitos" reception complete with strolling Mexican musicians before sitting down together for a feast of tacos, enchiladas and chile rellenos. The highlight of the evening was introducing the 2010-11 Las Candelas Provisionals Sharon Anderson, Ginny Simpson and Harriet Rector, all Glendale residents.