November 6, 2012
Burbank on Parade President Carey Briggs has announced that “Let's Go to the Movies” is the theme for the parade on April 6. The parade committee has launched a major drive for volunteers and is getting an early start on fundraising, Briggs added. Coming up on Monday, Caminiti's Pizza & Sports restaurant, 1220 W. Burbank Blvd., will donate a percentage of dine in or take out orders to the parade between 5 and 8 p.m. Customers are asked to download and print the event flier from the parade Facebook page and present it when ordering.
May 11, 2012
Hundreds of people gathered early Thursday for the 37th annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast in the Rancho neighborhood under the themes of encouraging youth, coming together to better the community and having faith in one's abilities to help others. Mayor Dave Golonski said everyone faces challenges, and that while Burbank isn't perfect, residents pull together to make things happen. City officials, school leaders and faith-based groups gathered to hear guest speaker Jay Schroeder - a former NFL quarterback who played for the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Raiders and others - touch on the theme of having faith and using your God-given abilities to help others.
December 11, 1999
Robert Blechl BURBANK -- For the fourth year, students in Burbank can compete for a chance to go to Hawaii and promote world peace. Sponsored by the Burbank Noon Lions Club, students can enter an original work of art for the 12th annual International Peace Poster Contest. The deadline is Jan. 6. Entry information is available at Burbank Middle School, 3700 W. Jeffries Ave., and the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank, 2244 N. Buena Vista St. Submissions can also be made at these locations.
April 30, 2003
Ben Godar Music was in the air and on display as sunny skies shined on this year's Burbank on Parade. Saturday's event, themed "Music Makes the World Go Around," marched its way down Olive Avenue as hundreds of spectators watched from curbside. The Burbank Girl Scouts were among the participants focusing on the parade theme, and were awarded the President's Trophy for best entry. Nearly 400 scouts, ranging from 5-year-olds to adults, rode flat-bed trucks or walked along the parade route singing Girl Scout songs, event director Diane McKinley said.
July 11, 2009
LA PROVIDENCIA GUILD DISPLAYS SALUTE AMERICA The members of Burbank’s La Providencia Guild of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Thrift Shop decorate the shop and window displays with a new theme each month. This month’s window was created to coincide with the theme of the city of Burbank and Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert on July 4 at the Starlight Bowl — “Star Spangled Salute to America.” La Providencia Guild’s theme for its windows is “Celebrate America” and displays include a kicked-back Uncle Sam picnicking at the Starlight Bowl in one window and teddy bears playing, flying kites and having a “Teddy Bear Picnic” in the second window.
July 22, 2000
Alexa Capeloto RANCHO DISTRICT -- The Calvary Bible School promises a week of fun for local youth next week, when it has its four-day Vacation Bible School. This year, the church is offering a computer science-themed adventure, in which kids will decode certain symbols to discover a message about God. The event, called "GP4U: Decoding the Master's Plan," is open to all kids in grades K-6 and is free of charge. "Computers are so big now, and kids are really into them," said organizer Becky Tipton about this year's theme.
April 7, 2010
Burbank on Parade officials promise Saturday’s event will be packed with all the pageantry that’s created when the circus comes to town — including the big top itself. When deciding on this year’s theme — “Burbank on Parade Celebrates the Big Top” — organizers wanted something colorful and easy for people to come up with ideas for their entries, said parade President Linda Barnes. “The beginning of the parade will be spectacular, starting out with the letters spelling out Burbank, and we are actually going to have a big top tent,” Barnes said.
March 15, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- Burbank on Parade will start a brand new century with A Brand New Day. The parade committee chose the theme "It's A Brand New Day! Celebrating Community Spirit" to reflect the change of the century and the changes that took place in Burbank during that time, parade President Sandy Dennis said. "The 2000 theme is used so much, so we wanted to make it a little different but still reflect the new century," Dennis said.
February 5, 2013
Burbank on Parade is having a Big Band Swing Dance fundraiser event from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building, 1006 W. Magnolia Blvd. The Big Band Swing Express, conducted by Jonathan Goldman, will be playing music of the 1940s, popular modern jazz and a mix of movie theme selections, said Wayne Poirier, parade creative director. “This talented blend of local musicians and vocalists will provide this special performance for the Burbank on Parade fundraising effort,” he said.