Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy

Girl Scouts hit the cookie-sale trail Burbank...

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