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Cabrini Guild awards students The Cabrini Literary...

Cabrini Guild awards students

The Cabrini Literary Guild announced the winners of its annual

Writing Awards during a luncheon at the Oakmont Country Club in



Kelsey Short of Altadena received first prize in the fiction

category for her entry titled “Turkey Woman From Turlock.” Kelsey

attends La Salle High School in Monrovia.

Rachel Pringle of Glendale received first prize in non-fiction for


her entry “It’s A Dog’s Life.” She attends Mayfield Senior School in


Winners in the fiction category were Leah Hoffman, Pamela Mae

Davis, Victoria Farlow and Christine Aquirre. Winners in the

nonfiction category were Elizabeth Englese, Jeanette Acosta, Collyn

Kalunian and Rachel Borellis.

The program speaker was John Goddard, author and world traveler.

Goddard spoke about having goals in life no matter what age and


following through on them. He also reminded everyone of their

responsibility to have a respect for and preserving the environment,

which he became very aware of on his extensive world travels. Goddard

lives in La Canada Flintridge.

Designers show work at showcase event

Area designers are showing their landscape and interior-design

expertise at the Pasadena Showcase of Design continuing through

Sunday in Pasadena.


Landscape artists who have created outdoor designs are Leo Snider

of Coventry Landscape Co. in La Crescenta, Peter Lewis of Aqua Walls

of Glendale, Barry H. Magness and Melissa Carson of Carson-Magness

Landscaping of Glendale, and Ken Bilheimer, Terry Morrill and Trent

Morrill of Morrill Landscape Group in La Crescenta.

La Canada Flintridge interior designers Traci Larsen and Dawn

Busalacchi of Traci Larsen Interiors have created a writer’s retreat

inside the house.

This year, Platinum Special Events and Catering Company of West

Los Angeles is the caterer for the on-site restaurant, La Cocina

Divina. Buni DeMesme-Anders of Glendale is restaurant co-chairwoman

with Joy Sullivan of San Marino.

For tickets, call (213) 365-3500. Proceeds benefit youth music


Organization installs officers

Freddie Burrows was installed as president of the Glendale

Philanthropic Educational Organization Reciprocity Bureau recently

during a dinner meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day

Saints, 1101 N. Central Ave., Glendale.

The bureau serves as an umbrella organization for the 17 chapters

in Glendale and the foothill communities.

Burrows, who belongs to Chapter HG, will be assisted this year by

Anne Peplow, Chapter KD, vice president; Shirley Buono, IH, recording

secretary; Ginny Friedricks, BA, corresponding secretary; and Anne

Krall, KU, treasurer.

Society will present cash awards

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Beta Epsilon Chapter

has titled its next meeting “Celebrate Our Investment in the Future”

beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the home of Belinda Lister.

A cash award and certificate of excellence will be presented to a

senior from each of the Burbank public and private high schools.

Recipients were selected by their teachers for outstanding work in

the community.

A recruitment grant will also be given to a woman who is finishing

her training as an educator and is about to enter the profession.

Nancy Hurst will make the presentations.

Former executive director honored

Richard Schulhof will be recognized June 7 at the “In Full Bloom:

A Sweet Southern Night,” the third annual black-tie benefit to

support Descanso Gardens’ educational programs.

Schulhof served as Descanso’s executive director from 1996 until

2002, when he accepted a position as deputy director at the Arnold

Arboretum of Harvard University with the opportunity to conduct

graduate research studying long-term ecological change in forest


At Descanso, he helped expand educational programs and created new


The event is sponsored by the organization Supporting Education

and Excellence at Descanso Gardens. In the first two years, the group

generated more than $240,000.

“Richard Schulhof provided visionary leadership at a time when

Descanso Gardens was in a position to elevate its education programs.

As a result, support for those programs rose to a new level,” said

Lucia Logan, SEEDS committee member and chairwoman of the benefit.

For more information, call the Descanso Gardens Development Office

at 952-4391.