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Noon Kiwanis Club gives annual flag salute

BURBANK SERVICE CLUBS

A grand salute to the American flag was made for the seventh straight

year when the Burbank Noon Kiwanis Club conducted its Pause for the

Pledge of Allegiance Program on Flag Day, June 14.

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The Burbank Community Band opened up the festivities with a

concert, followed by cash awards being presented to 15 finalists in

the patriotic poster contest. Boy Scout Troop 204, sponsored by the

Kiwanis since 1924, delivered its Historic Flag Ceremony, describing

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the development of the flag as we know it today.

The program ended with a “pause” among the audience to pledge

allegiance to the flag -- joining fellow Americans in programs

scheduled across the country -- and the band playing “The

Star-Spangled Banner.”

Sam Engel Sr. was the master of ceremonies for the program, and

Mayor Stacey Murphy was among those present. Don Holmcomb led the

Burbank Community Band, and Samuel A. Ward sang “America the

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Beautiful.”

There were 15 finalists chosen from the more than 250 posters

submitted by Burbank students. Finalists in grades three to five:

Andres Carrasco, Paul Frias, Lilit Kepenekian, Rianne Magnabijon and

Monica Roche; grades six to eight: Christina Chau, Melody Chung,

Katherine Murphy, Alysa Valles and Katherine Vargas; and grades nine

to 12: Jennifer Cole, Russell Kemp, Adrienne Reyes, Anita Saakian and

Alen Sokiazian.

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Burbank Noon Kiwanis meet at noon every Wednesday at the Burbank

YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd. For membership information, call Herb

Vincent at 848-2962.

SERTOMA HONORS EMBLEM CLUB MEMBER

Elaine Paonessa, a longtime member of the Burbank Emblem Club and

the Burbank Sertoma Club’s candidate for the national organization’s

Service to Mankind award, recently won at both the district and

regional level.

Sertoma member Lorelei Kelley helped with the entry and joined

Elaine and her family -- husband Bill, daughter Gay, son Guy and

daughter-in-law Cynthia -- at the Pacific West Regional Convention a

few weeks ago.

Burbank Sertoma Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Genio’s

Restaurant, 1420 W. Olive Ave. For membership information, contact

Bob Tomer at 848-8536.

FOOTHILL SERVICE CLUB FOR THE BLIND GATHERS FOR BANQUET

The Foothill Service for the Blind, a social organization for

blind and visually impaired residents of Burbank, Glendale and La

Crescenta, recently had its annual Spring Banquet. The Burbank Emblem

Club helped serve dinners, continuing a tradition of service that

goes back more than 50 years, and renowned mezzo-soprano soloist Sun

Kim Wendorff sang a spectacular mix of international songs.

Foothill Service Club for the Blind meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

every Wednesday at its clubhouse, 117 E. Los Feliz Road in Glendale.

For membership information, call Cindy Frank at 846-0759.

* EDWARD HEADINGTON’s service clubs column runs the first

Wednesday of

the month. Reach him by e-mail at eheadington@msn.com, phone at

848-5014, fax at 688-8005, or

mail at P.O. Box 10489, Burbank,

CA 91510.


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