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FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY HONORED FOR 50 YEARS...

FAMILY SERVICE AGENCY HONORED FOR 50 YEARS

The Family Service Agency of Burbank honored those who have served

on the board of directors over the years during its 50th anniversary

Gala in October at The Castaway Starlight Ballroom.

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The agency provides programs designed to help strengthen the lives

of families, men, women and youths struggling with relationship

issues, substance abuse, domestic violence as well as social and

diversity issues.

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These programs include family, child and couples counseling,

parenting education, domestic violence advocacy, counseling services

for battered spouses and their children and psycho-educational

services for perpetrators of family assault.

Counseling and psycho-educational services are also provided on

site at Burbank’s Community Day School and through the C.R.A.F.T.

program, both of which are collaborative efforts with the Burbank

Unified School District.

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Those honored were Rodney Sanneman, Dennis Duke, Richard Inga,

Charlene Dettmann, Jack Ricketts, Anita Vennari, Jane Shanks, Teresa

Collum, Kermit Floyd, Marsha Ramos, Dave Augustine, Hank Jannace,

Janet Killian, Randal Karraker, Julia Larsen, George Mauney, Mary

Alice O’Connor, the Rev. Ross Purdy, Scott Rife, Ana Reinke, Alma

Rubinfeld, Joyce Starleaf, Michael Wilford and Executive Director

Laurie Bleick.

During the gala, Dele Bon, a former battered woman who is now an

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agency advocate, shared her story of triumph over domestic violence.

Chairwoman Julia Larsen and the board of directors organized the

event. Proceeds from the Gala will support all of its programs. The

agency is at 2013 W. Magnolia Blvd.

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE KICKOFF

The Salvation Army Burbank Corps will kickoff the annual Red

Kettle Drive today at various locations in Burbank.

The ringing of the bell and the red kettle have been a holiday

tradition for many years all over the world.

These and other donations are what enable the Salvation Army to

provide many services to needy families throughout the year. Local

service club members and individual volunteers will ring the bells

Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at various locations in the city.

To volunteer, call 845-7214.

TREE OF LIGHTS HONORS LOVED ONES

VNACare and Hospice in the Home will have its annual Tree of

Lights ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Glendale City Center, 101

N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.

The Tree of Lights is dedicated to the memory of or in honor of

loved ones and friends. The Book of Names, noting those honored by

donations to VNACare, will be featured at the site. Donations in any

amount can be made by calling Lynn Weiner at 956-1860, ext. 138.

During the free ceremony there will be musical entertainment,

guest speakers and refreshments.

VNACare Home Health and Hospice is a nonprofit home health agency,

which provides at-home care for patients with insufficient or no

health insurance.

Hospice in the Home allows terminally ill patients to remain at

home while receiving professional care.

GIRL SCOUTS GET GOLF LESSONS FROM PROS

Ten Burbank Girl Scouts are attending the Golf for Girls event

hosted by the Ladies Professional Golf Assn. and the Tregnan Golf

Academy on Griffith Park Drive in Los Angeles.

This collaborative program introduces girls in elementary and

middle school to golf, and includes tutoring with women golf pro

mentors to build the girls’ self-confidence.

Troop 1522 leader Diane McKinley and four of her Burbank Cadette

Girl Scouts joined the other 74 girls and troop leaders at the Nov.

15 intermediate session. Troop 1348 leader Nancy Bozarth and six of

her Burbank Junior Girl Scouts will be in good company among the 80

participants of today’s beginner session.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph


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