Members of the Burbank chapter of National Charity League were joined by their family members, friends and supporters as well as school and city officials for an evening of fun and fundraising at the Castaway restaurant this past week.
Mothers in the organization are known as Patronesses, while their daughters are Ticktockers.
Convening for its annual Mardi Gras Casino Night, the local league chapter, which is celebrating its 54th year, was honored to welcome special guests including Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, Burbank School Board Vice President Roberta Reynolds, City Treasurer Debbie Kukta and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Sue Georgino.
Other notable guests included Barbara Howell, executive director of the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, and Vicki Williams, who serves on the executive committee overseeing the organization that provides emergency aid to families and individuals in need.
"We are very proud of the volunteer service our Ticktockers have provided to (the Burbank Temporary Aid Center) and so many other nonprofit and charitable organizations here in Burbank," said Kim Kaufman, president of the league's Burbank chapter. "This past year, we have continued our work with groups that touch the lives of just about every Burbank resident in one way or another."