Whether it is a tiny one-room apartment or a magnificent sprawling mansion, one has to agree with the words lyricist John Howard Payne penned for the 1822 song "Home! Sweet Home!" and that Dorothy repeats at the end of "The Wizard of Oz" — "There's no place like home."
In Burbank, if someone were to find themselves in a situation where they have lost that precious "nothing-else-like-it" dwelling or the funding to keep their home stocked with essentials, they quickly learn there's also no place like the Burbank Temporary Aid Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary of service to the community with a gala fundraiser at the Castaway this past Friday.
Staged with a "Wizard of Oz" theme, last week's event saw BTAC honor Warner Bros., represented by Lisa Rawlins, senior vice president of public affairs and Michael Walbrecht, vice president of public affairs, who were bestowed with the organization's 11th annual Burbank's Top Award for Citizenship.