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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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848-5014, fax at 688-8005, or
mail at P.O. Box 10489, Burbank,