Daughters of the Confederacy to meet
The Burbank Chapter of The United Daughters of the Confederacy, a
national service organization for women who have ancestors who served
in the Civil War with the Confederate States of America, is looking
for prospective members.
The next meeting will be a potluck luncheon at 10:30 a.m. today in
a private home. The guest speaker will be Richard McMillan, professor
of history at Pierce College.
For location or more information, call 843-5288.
Las Candelas honor 50th anniversary
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Las Candelas, two members
will be honored during the “Fashioned With Love” gala Feb. 27 at the
Hilton Universal City.
Las Candelas was founded in 1953 to provide volunteer service to
emotionally disturbed children, and to promote a better
understanding of mental health.
During the 24th biennial fashion show and luncheon, a special
tribute will be given to Marcia Ray, who died in November 2001, said
event Chairwoman Debbie Hinckley.
Mrs. Ray joined the group a year after it was chartered and was
president twice. For the group’s biennial fashion shows, Mrs. Ray was
always in charge of patron donations and was known for her beautiful
handwritten letters, Hinckley said.
In addition, charter member and past president Sue Howard will
attend and will be recognized. She is an Honorary Life Member and is
still active with the group.
Returning to show his designs during the fashion show is David
Hayes. He will donate one of his original designs for a special
In its early years, Las Candelas shared their time and talents
with emotionally challenged children in facilities including
Camarillo State Mental Hospital and L.A. County USC Medical Center.
Today, the group’s 40 members continue supporting the Verdugo
Mental Health Center, which Las Candelas co-founded as the Glendale
Guidance Clinic in 1955, and the Glen Roberts Child Study Center.
This year’s president is Mary Boger.
Tickets are $85. For reservations, call 500-0550.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph