More than 250 members and supporters of the Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Burbank were joined by local dignitaries to honor the organization's work that has included the establishment of an endowment fund for civic and educational support, at the ANC's annual gala this past Friday evening.
Held at the Arbat Banquet Hall, guests were welcomed by Silva Kechichian, who serves as the chairwoman of the board of the ANC's local chapter; and by Souzy Ohanian, who headed up the event committee, and Nanneh Chehras, who served as the evening's mistress of ceremonies.
Among the special guests in attendance was Rep. Adam Schiff (D – Burbank), who was the evening's keynote speaker. “We are honored to have Rep. Schiff join us this year in marking our progress in advancing our local community concerns,” said Kechichian. “This (is) a great opportunity for supporters, active in all spheres of community life, to join together and renew our collective commitment to a vibrant Armenian American civic presence in Burbank.”