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Jay Johnstone returns as auctioneer Famed...

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