Girl Scouts hit the cookie-sale trail
Burbank Girl Scouts gathered at the home of Robert and Dena Taylor
on March 1 to pick up their boxes of cookies for the annual sale.
Officials from the Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley
headquarters believe selling the cookies helps girls gain real-life
skills such as money management, decision-making and goal-setting.
Former Scouts who are today’s businesswomen have told Girl Scout
officials selling cookies was their first step toward successful
All of the proceeds from cookies sold in Burbank supplement local
troop activities. Programs such as the recent Girl Scout Thinking Day
and the upcoming Girl Scout Week/Girl Scout Sunday events are made
possible by the cookie-sale efforts of the nearly 500 Girl Scouts who
live in Burbank.
For people trying to stick to their new year’s resolutions, the
Girl Scouts have an alternative -- buy a box of cookies and donate it
back to the troop as part of the Girl Scout Gift of Caring
community-service program. Cookies are then donated to food banks,
homeless shelters or foster homes.
Girl Scout cookie orders will continue to be taken through March
30 at Burbank supermarkets, banks and retailers or to order cookies,
call 886-1801, ext. 155.
Boy Scouts supported by Big Strike Auction
Sue and Gary Keyes are co-chairing the 29th annual Big Strike
Auction Dinner fund-raiser March 22, benefiting the Verdugo Hills
Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Local individuals, organizations and corporations donate gifts for
the event that raises funds for Scout programs for boys in Glendale,
Burbank, Montrose, La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge and other
The Keyes have been leaders of Boy and Girl Scouts troops as cub
masters, committee chairmen, den leaders, scoutmasters and
commissioners along with responsibilities on earlier Big Strike
Auction committees over the recent years.
Former Dodger Jay Johnstone will be the auctioneer.
Tickets are $100 and can be reserved by calling 243-6282.
Jewel City Kiwanis add silent auction to car show
A silent auction makes its debut at the Jewel City Kiwanis 10th
annual Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 16 at Verdugo Park,
1621 Canada Blvd., in Glendale.
One of the top items for this first silent auction is three months
worth of lunches donated by Tam O’Shanter Inn, member Rich Jessup
More than 300 classic and collectible cars and trucks will be
displayed along with a few motorcycles. Trophies will go to the top
vehicles in their classes. Those displaying cars can register from 7
to 9:30 a.m.
Throughout the day, there will be drawings for prizes and
car-related vendor stands available for shopping. Local high school
jazz bands will perform in the afternoon.
The Jewel City Kiwanis will set up their barbecue-catering trailer
for grilling Verdugo Burgers, chicken sandwiches or hot dogs with an
order of Kiwanis Fries.
All the proceeds support local children’s charities such as Boy
Scouts, YMCA, American Red Cross and several local elementary
schools. Collectors can purchase souvenir hats and T-shirts.
The show is open to the public with free admission and free
parking. To enter a vehicle or for more information, call Jessup at
Autism group learns about educational plans
The Foothill Autism Alliance, Inc., an organization that supports
families of individuals with autism, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at
the Burbank Center for the Retarded, 230 Amherst Drive in Burbank.
Attorney Dina C. Kaplan and Andrea D. Lorant will speak on
“Preparing Your Child’s Individual Education Plan.” To make sure
students are making progress at school, a team of parents,
administrators, teachers and possibly the student meets at least once
a year to discuss goals and objectives.
For more information, call 662-8847.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph