Funds donated to the Civic Pride program will go to finance the purchase and planting of trees in Brace Canyon Park, said Janice Bartolo, deputy director of the Park, Recreation and Community Services Department. The reforestation at Brace is necessary due to the loss of trees that have reached their life expectancy, she said.
Some of those receiving certificates for donations were Vera Kuiumgian, Ara and Shoushan Boyadjian, Victor and Ramela Serobyan, Shirley Hoffman and Gladys Askey.
Officials announced that Burbank has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 35th consecutive year. Only Burbank and the city of Sacramento have received the honor since the program began.
La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles conducted its annual meeting and breakfast at the Castaway on March 10. Chairwoman Sue Ann Gordon and her committee decorated the room inspired by the Audrey Hepburn movie, “Breakfast at Tiffany's.” Guild members also dressed to the theme and were greeted by committee members Pat Maskell, Kris Veatch and Chris Welker.
Following officers' annual reports, Judy Gragg, outgoing president, passed the gavel to new President Nancy Johnson. Veronica Chavoor installed the 2012-2013 officers: First Vice President Rosemarie Witten, Second Vice President Deborah Spang, Secretary Lynn White-Shelby, Treasurer Pat Maskell, Public Relations Chair Glenda Jones and Parliamentarian Judy Gragg.
Chairwoman Bonnie McClure and Director Suzanne Lapis, of the Associates & Affiliate Office of Children's Hospital, were honored guests. They expounded on the guild's support of the hospital with fashion shows, spring cotillions and especially the Thrift Shop, located at 3310 N. Burbank Blvd.
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