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Organizations: Students win Noon Lion poster contest

December 04, 2010
(Elaine Paonessa )

Burbank Noon Lions recently recognized local level competition winners in the annual Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest during an awards presentation on Nov. 22 at the Burbank Central Library.

First-level winners are Tnick Trivimol, Jordan Middle School; Cameron Sauve, Luther Burbank Middle School; and Sylvia Touris, Boys & Girls Club.

Students receiving awards were selected by personnel from their respective schools.

"Vision of Peace" was the theme for the contest. Students participated from Jordan and Luther Burbank middle schools and the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank.

The peace poster contest was established by Lions Clubs International to promote the awareness of world peace internationally, among youth.

Burbank government officials, students, teachers, Lions and parents gathered for the awards presentation to honor the winners.

This is the 15th year the Burbank Noon Lions Club has sponsored the project. Winners of this competition have the opportunity to proceed to the next level. After all judging takes place around the world, there will be 23 merit winners (receiving $500) and one top winner, receiving $2,500 and a trip to the United Nations in New York City.

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All Burbank student entries will be on display until January in the Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Holiday Inn donates food to Salvation Army

The Burbank Holiday Inn held a food drive among the executive staff, the employees and the residents of the hotel. Numerous boxes of can goods and nonperishable items were presented to Lt. Kari Rudd and Corps Assistant Carlos Figueroa, of the Salvation Army, Burbank Corps. Members of the executive staff of the hotel helping load the food were Erika Hoffman, Chris Havens, Lynn Yeretzian and Chris Bird.

Each holiday season, the Salvation Army provides a complete Christmas dinner for the entire family. A toy or clothing for each child is personally purchased through the taditional "Angel Tree Program" in the Burbank Town Center. This season there are 200 more families being helped in the Burbank area, and operational funds are lower that ever before. The Salvation Army in Burbank does not receive outside help from the army network, but has to cover its financial responsibilities and operation costs through donations from the community.

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