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Day of family fun and football fundraising

The John Burroughs High School Arrowhead Club roared into Johnny Carson Park with its 23rd annual car show fundraiser Sunday. Staged with the assistance of the Burbank Kiwanis For Fun Foundation, this annual event benefits the Burroughs football program.

“The money we raise at this event helps us do so many things including refurbishing helmets and equipment,” said Arrowhead Club President Mark Stevens, “We are very appreciative that the Kiwanis Club stepped up to help us, and work in conjunction with us in putting on this show.”


Along with having the opportunity to peruse a plethora of classic and brand-new cars, attendees also had the chance to meet Burbank Indians players from the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams, and enjoy a dance routine presented by the school’s cheerleaders.

Among those who were out supporting the event were Noel Lowery Christianson, Ken Greenbough, Don Baldaseroni, Jennifer Garnier, Jay and Barry Martinson, Carol Atlas, Cheryl Stevens, Tom, Shari and Ashley McDonald, Tony and Donna Wade, David and Kathy St. Amant, Andrea Gordon, Ryan, Kelli, Madison, Kiana and Tyler Gleeson, and Burbank Councilman Dave Golonski and his wife, Barbara Sykes, who were accompanied by their son, John, and grandchildren Grant and JoAnn “Joey Rose” Lowery.


Coming off their successful 2009 season, in which the Burroughs freshman, JV and varsity teams each won league championships, their current campaign will be the last in Memorial Field before it is razed to make way for the new stadium. The final Memorial Field Homecoming Game, which pits the Burroughs Indians against their cross-town rivals, the Burbank Bulldogs, will take place on Nov. 11. As of last year’s game, the two teams have met 60 times, with Burroughs taking the win in 38 of those fights for hometown pride.

Along with William Dale, David McIntosh, Mellow Sawyer, James Shaap, Jeff Gerber, Joseph Vartuli, David Sparks, Michael Stewart, Greg Clark, Ahaben Fermanyan, Robert Gordon and Sonny Laubhan, others whose support and participation made Sunday’s event a success were Nick and Rochelle Sfetku, Gary Meyers, Kenneth Brock, Tom Amrhein, Robert Trainor, Larry Frisman, Bob Money, Bill Murray, Jim Nicholson, Ron and Bob Anderson, Jim Ranshaw, Harry Roger. P.J. Sepulveda, Ed Seip, Don Becken, Vasken Hagopian, David Sawlsville, Ralph Bauman and Joe Silver.

Also making the roster for assuring the success of this year’s car show were Patrick Cleveland, Lon Berger, Chris Summerell, Ross Lowande, Shawn O’Donohoe and John Rodriguez, Ray Clark, Dan Glick, Gary Peever, Tom Evans, Tommy Davis, Mike Green, Penny Buck, Robert Bonnett, Bob and Al Cervantes, Steve Rostam, Michael Steeley, Jim Smith, Spencer Murray, Ray Astamendi, Jim Shaw, Mike Barry, John Hennessay, Tom Burger, Mark Kanitra, Michael Welty, Jim Thompson, Steve Alexander, Bernie Harris, Roger Baker and Chuck and Jinny Hanson.