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Good Shepherd raises homeless funds The Auxiliary...

Good Shepherd raises homeless funds

The Auxiliary for Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women will

have its 19th Forget-Me-Not Awards Benefit Luncheon on April 5 at

the Wilshire Ebell Club, 743 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles. The day


will begin at 11 a.m. with a reception and silent auction, followed

by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

Mary Wight of Glendale is president of the auxiliary. Suzanne

Branchflower and Beverly Herman are co-chairwomen. Mary Beth Legg of


Toluca Lake is the press chairwoman and Margareta Stark of Burbank

and Emily Rosso of North Hollywood are on the benefit committee.

Included in the silent auction will be elegant gift baskets,

tickets to sporting and musical events and restaurant and hotel

packages. There will be a drawing for an eight-day trip for two to


Don Kobashigawa, a Toluca Lake dentist, will receive the Community

Partners Award in appreciation for his dedicated efforts on behalf of


Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children.

Longtime auxiliary member Carol Leahy will receive the

From-The-Heart Award for her faithful service beginning in 1985.

Rush Robinson will be featured at the piano during the reception.

Rush is an international pianist and has been featured with many

famous entertainers and shows.

Proceeds benefit the Women’s Village Project in downtown Los



Ticket price is $65. For information and reservations, call

Chickie Byrne at (323) 936-7589.

Trip to U.S. from Lebanon is topic

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., followed by dinner, program and

business meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The speaker will be Seta Javor, executive assistant to the

president of Woodbury University. Javor will tell of her experiences

traveling from Beirut, Lebanon, in 1978, finding various employment

opportunities in the United States and becoming a citizen in 1993.

The cost for dinner is $17. For reservations, call 352-2508 by 6

p.m. Sunday.

Young woman presented at ball

Jennifer Lorraine Farah of Burbank was presented at the 49th

annual Sweetheart Ball hosted by the St. Nicholas Cathedral Ladies

Society at the Century Plaza Hotel and Spa in Century City.

Jennifer, the daughter of Louis and Claudette Farah, is a junior

at Providence High School. She is a volunteer with the Burbank Child

Care Center and a member of the paramedic explorer program with

American Medical Response.

Close to 1,000 guests attended the gala honoring 23 young women

from California and Arizona.

Leading up to the presentation, the girls were introduced to the

community at a tea, modeled and honored their mothers at a fashion

show at the Universal Sheraton Hotel, and spoke in a tribute to their

fathers at the traditional Father/Daughter Luncheon at the Lakeside

Golf Club in Burbank.

During the holidays, the debutantes volunteer with the St.

Nicholas Cathedral’s community outreach program, The Kids Club, a

project that annually feeds and clothes thousands of Los Angeles

families in need.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph