One can almost smell the pine in the air.
Burbank Y’s Men will continue their 40-year tradition of selling
Christmas trees. Beginning Dec. 1, residents will be able to choose
from an assortment of trees -- nobles, grand firs, plantation
Douglases, Frasers and Scotch pines -- and have them flocked,
flame-retarded and delivered. There will also be commercial trees
available for businesses, churches and organizations.
The tree lot will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week
at 601 S. San Fernando Road, at Providencia Avenue. Frank Sakata is
this year’s planning chairman, and estimates the club will sell
somewhere between 1,500 and 2,500 trees.
All of the proceeds, generally around $25,000, will go to the
YMCA’s youth programs. For more information, call 563-1644 (after
Nov. 25) or 845-8551 anytime.
Burbank Family YMCA Y’s Men Service Club meets at 6 p.m. on the
first and third Tuesday at the Burbank YMCA, 321 E. Magnolia Blvd.
For membership information, call Denny Grossman at 841-0387.
Burbank Optimists lose a brother
Burbank Noon Optimist Club recently lost a charter member, brother
Chuck Van Rensselaer Sr.
Van Rensselaer was active for most of the club’s 19-year existence
and in addition to being a past president, he also served as
sergeant-at-arms for several years. A memorial for him was at Little
White Chapel and the Optimist Creed was read at the service.
He was instrumental in getting the club involved with the Boy
Scouts, and is most remembered for his good nature and friendliness.
When the city of Burbank decided not to support a Halloween program
at Vic Roy Park 13 years ago, Van Rensselaer stepped in and
volunteered the club to sponsor it because he wanted local kids to
have a place to go.
Burbank Noon Optimists meet at noon every Thursday at the Anabelle
Hotel, 2011 W. Olive Ave. For membership information, call Bob
Ventura at 506-8714.
Burbank-Glendale Shrine Club announces ’04 line
Burbank-Glendale Shrine Club announced its officers for 2004. The
installation will not be performed for another few weeks, but the new
line is: Christopher K. Barnes, president; Goodwin T. Glance, first
vice president; Herbert E. Rohwer, second vice president; Merill L.
Rush, treasurer; Norman A. Furman, secretary; and Warnock J. McBride,
Serving as directors for the ensuing term as nobles are Vernon G.
Ross, Martin J. Larsson, Tom Brennan, Warnock J. McBride, Charles W.
Pruett Jr., Joe Houser and Marc Canterbury.
Burbank-Glendale Shrine Club meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday at
the Coral Cafe, 3321 W. Burbank Blvd. For more information, call
Furman at 207-3772.
Peace be with you
Burbank Noon Lions is sponsoring its 16th annual International
Peace Poster contest at 4 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of the
Burbank Central Library, 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd. The program includes
the local level competition of the contest as well as an awards
Students from John Muir, David Starr Jordan and Luther Bank middle
schools, as well as the Boys & Girls Club, have submitted original
posters based on this year’s peaceful theme of “Create a Better
This is the eighth year that the Burbank Noon Lions have sponsored
the competition in Burbank, and the winners will move on to the next
level. All entries are on display at the Central Library.
Burbank Noon Lions meet at noon on the second and fourth Thursdays
at The Castaway, 1250 Harvard Road. For membership information, call
Marva Murphy at 955-8018.
* EDWARD HEADINGTON’s service club column runs the first Wednes-
day of the month. Reach him by e-mail at edwardheadington@sbc
global.net, phone at 848-5014, fax at 688-8005, or mail at P.O. Box
10489, Burbank, CA 91510.