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Free valentines offered in Burbank MEDIA...

Free valentines offered in Burbank

MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- Burbank’s Hope Enterprises and Mail Boxes

Etc. have teamed up for “Operation: S.W.A.K.” -- an acronym for

“sealed with a kiss” -- to provide free commemo- rative Bob Hope


stationary and first-class postage for valentines and letters to U.S.

military personnel stationed oversees.

Customers can use the stationary to send a message of hope to

friends and loved ones in the military through Feb. 14 at


participating Mail Box Etc. locations.

The collaboration is in part to celebrate a “Year of Hope and

Humor” in honor of Bob Hope’s 100th birthday May 29.

The offer is also extended to hospitalized veterans.

The Burbank Mail Boxes Etc. is at 1317 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Chamber monthly mixer Thursday

MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A cash drawing of $75 is featured at the

monthly Burbank Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Thursday at Arnie Morton’s The Steakhouse, 3400 W. Olive Ave, #180.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for prospective members. For

reservations and more information, call 846-3111.

Chamber hosts Red And White Ball

UNIVERSAL CITY -- Tickets are available for the “The Red and White

Ball” on Saturday, a black-tie gala featuring dinner, professional

entertainment and dancing hosted by the Burbank Chamber of Commerce.

The ball is at the Sheridan Universal Hotel, 333 Universal


Hollywood Drive. It is a tribute to the 2003 chamber president,

Charles R. “Bud” Alleman, Jr.

A silent auction will also be featured with gifts including

travel, sports and entertainment packages. The Grand Stakes drawing

is for a four-night Hawaiian getaway for two, including first-class

tickets on Aloha Airlines and an ocean- front room in Mauna Lani Bay

Hotel. The total value is about $6,000.

Sponsorships for the ball, which is open to the public, are still

available for $125 per person. For more information, call the chamber

at 846-3111.

Compiled by Jackson Bell