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Daughters of the Confederacy to meet...

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

drawing.

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


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