An elaborate musical revue saluting America was the highlight of La
Providencia Guild’s gala Sunday at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Proceeds from the “Celebrate America” fashion show and brunch
benefit an endowment for nursing excellence at Childrens Hospital Los
President Irene Terusa and Chairwoman Sharon Terranova sparkled in
their patriotic colors, and welcomed more than 600 members and guests
during the social time. There were exciting opportunity prizes and
vendor fashion accessories to peruse while sipping cappuccino or
beverages on ice.
Inside the Grand Ballroom, tables were festively decorated with
white wooden basket centerpieces filled with a live ivy plant and
tissue and stars. Red, white or blue teddy bears added whimsy to each
The Marine Corps Color Guard led off festivities down the runway.
Chairwoman Terranova invited all to say the Pledge of Allegiance and
vocal trio Traci, Molly and Cate Pierce sang “The Star-Spangled
Guild member and veteran entertainer Lisa Murray coordinated the
musical program. Burbank High School’s In Sync sang patriotic songs
guided by vocal director Brett Carroll. Murray sang several
selections herself, including “We’re with You, America,” written by
To the delight of everyone at our table, fresh tomato basil soup
topped with a light pastry was served again this year, and set the
stage for a delicious meal of chicken breast with fruit compote and
creme sauce. A white chocolate box filled with cake and whipped cream
was placed on a plate splashed with red, white and blue sauces.
Styles from Margo of Newhall were shown in a glitzy revue
performed to lively music. A Charlie Chaplin character introduced a
segment featuring the song “All That Jazz” from the hit musical
“Chicago.” Models got into the act, doing high kicks and poses on
Throughout the show, women of all ages enjoyed watching the
GQ-esque male models show men’s wear from J. David Custom Clothiers
in Santa Clarita.
Murray sang “God Bless America” for the show’s finale as three
models strutted proudly each wearing a gown of solid red, white or
Teresa Kirkaldy, a guest of Marilyn Teasley, won the $1,000 in
cash and $250 gift certificate for Margo’s. Barbara Angele, a guest
of Linda Hansen, won the 50/50 drawing prize of $5,600.