Florists, mannequins matched at gala
Las Floristas mannequins were matched with their florists at a
premiere party Feb. 1 in anticipation of the 65th annual Floral
Headdress Ball in April.
Local floral designers husband and wife Vynss and Lisa Gonzales of
Burbank will design the headdress for Mary Dalton-Mills. Don Davidson
of La Canada Flintridge and his partner, Miguel Alcarez, will create
the floral headpiece for Jade Higgins.
The highlight of the premiere party at the California Club in Los
Angeles was the presentation of the new Premiere Award, which was
presented to past honorary ball chairwoman Harlyne Norris.
Las Floristas is committed to a budget of $330,000 for its
multifaceted children’s programs at Rancho Los Amigos National
Rehabilitation Center and that commitment has been realized through
Norris’ support. President Carolyn Johnson presented Norris with the
crystal vase award.
Serving on the party’s committee as co-chairwoman was Maggie Simms
of Toluca Lake.
The Headdress Ball will be April 25 at Merv Griffin’s Beverly
Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The theme will be “Las Floristas a la
Guild celebrates 60th anniversary
The annual fund-raising luncheon will celebrate the 60th diamond
anniversary of The Cabrini Literary Guild on March 1 at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.
The group was founded in 1943 to inspire interest in literature,
the arts, philanthropy and allied fields for Catholic and
non-Catholic women in Glendale and Burbank. The organization is
nonpartisan and members support the principles of fair play and
loyalty to the American heritage.
It is named for Mother Cabrini, who performed great works along
with her order of nuns under the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred
Heart that once was based in Burbank.
The guild sponsors an annual writing contest in April for all the
Catholic high school students in the archdioceses of Los Angeles.
Donations and writing awards are generated from proceeds of the
annual fund-raiser. Thousands of dollars have been donated to assist
Catholic and other local charities. The guild is a member of the
Glendale Community Foundation.
The day’s events include entertainment and a raffle. Admission is
$50 and reservations can be made by calling 244-9815.
Noon Rotary Club dedicates benches
The Burbank parks department and the Burbank Noon Rotary Club will
dedicate two benches for the Stough Park Nature Trail at noon today
in honor of the 80 years the club has provided service to Burbank.
The Nature Center is at the top of Walnut Avenue near DeBell Golf
There will be cookies and punch served.
Beta Sigma Phi honors princesses
Glendale Area Council of Beta Sigma Phi had its annual “Angels of
Friendship” Princess Luncheon on Feb. 8 at the La Canada Country
Club. The hostess was Jean Kattelman of Preceptor Lambda Kappa.
Each of the five chapters elects a Valentine princess and crowns
her at the Christmas Open House in December. They are honored for
their goodwill and service to their chapters at this annual luncheon.
The honorees are Diana Freeman of Preceptor Iota Tau; Marie
Wilson, Delta Master; Benetta Parsons, Preceptor Lambda Kappa; Judy
Morgan, Preceptor Alpha Lambda; and Martha Hines, Preceptor Beta Mu.
Guests attending from the Southern California Council were
President Rosellen Curtis; Vice President Grace Mylroie Patz; Civic
Awareness chairwoman, Kitty Lopez, both from the Glendale council;
and Drinda Cook, recording secretary for Antelope Valley Council.
The Crescenta Valley High School Charismatics, led by Director
Claire Rowan, entertained.
Business Women hear about health issues
The Verdugo Glen Chapter of the American Business Women’s Assn.
will meet Wednesday at the Glendale Elks Lodge, 120 E. Colorado St.
Networking begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, a program and
business meeting at 6:30 p.m.
The speaker is Dr. Lakshimidavi Putta, who is board certified in
family practice, with a fellowship in obstetrics. Putta specializes
in women’s health. She will speak on “Getting through Menopause
Cost for dinner is $17.
For reservations, call 352-2508 by 6 p.m. Sunday.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph