Jay Johnstone returns as auctioneer
Famed Major League baseball great Jay Johnstone will step up to
the plate again this year as auctioneer for the Big Strike Auction
Dinner of the Verdugo Hills Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The 29th annual event will be March 22 at the Hilton Glendale.
“The overwhelming success of last year’s auction dinner for the
Verdugo Hills Council is attributable in large part to Johnstone’s
entertaining and enthusiastic participation in the evening’s live
auction activities,” Council Executive Director Andrew Messer said.
A 20-year Major League baseball player who played for the Los
Angeles Dodgers, Johnstone has earned four World Series rings.
Proceeds go to Boy Scouting activities of the council, which
covers Glendale, Burbank, La Canada Flintridge and La Crescenta.
Sue Keyes is chairwoman of the event. For more information and
advance reservations, call the Scouts headquarters at 243-6282.
Canine Companions at Glendale Beautiful
Glendale Beautiful will have its luncheon meeting Tuesday at the
Joe Bridges Club House at Glenoaks Park in Glendale.
The guest speaker is Howard J. Bressler and Bella from Canine
Companions for Independence.
Social time is at 11:30 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. There is a
$7 charge for lunch.
The purpose of Glendale Beautiful is to promote, encourage and
protect the beauty of the city.
For reservations, call Gladys Wymore at 246-3634. Glenoaks Park is
at 2531 E. Glenoaks Blvd.
Cabrini Guild has Day of Recollection
The Cabrini Literary Guild will have a Day of Recollection on Jan.
14 at the Immaculate Heart Retreat House.
Father Lawrence Signey will conduct the service.
The event is a day of quiet time, reflection, prayer and
meditation to provide an atmosphere of spirituality, peace and
friendship for its members. The day will begin at 9:30 a.m. and
conclude at 2:30 p.m.
The Cabrini Literary Guild is a philanthropic organization
contributing to many local charities.
For information, call 352-5511. Deadline for reservations is