Florists, mannequins matched at gala Las Floristas...

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