For most Burbankers, the first week of July includes making preparations for Fourth of July family get-togethers, finalizing summer vacation or day-trip plans and, overall, just figuring out how to stay cool through the sizzling temperatures of the coming few months.
The women of the La Providencia Guild of Children's Hospital Los Angeles are not most Burbankers.
For guild members, the smell of backyard barbecues, sounds of exploding pyrotechnics and rising temperatures mean just one thing – It's Christmastime!
As is the organization's annual tradition, guildmembers staged their “Christmas in July Mega Sale” at their Burbank Boulevard thrift shop this past Saturday.
Thrift Shop Chairperson Deborah Spang and Lorelei Kelley, who served as the chair of the event, headed up a team of volunteer elves who turned the shop into a Christmassy wonderland, with proceeds benefiting the pediatric care facility. Along with the usual items of clothing, furnishings, jewelry, accessories, books and collectibles they offer, this annual event highlights previously owned Christmas items and decorations, along with homemade baked goods including brownies, cookies, cinnamon rolls and specialty sweets.