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CASINO NIGHT HELPS GUILD’S PLEDGE A recent...

CASINO NIGHT HELPS GUILD’S PLEDGE

A recent fund-raiser sponsored by Providence St. Joseph Medical

Center Guild has brought the guild closer to completing its pledge

toward a high dose rate brachytherapy device for oncology, President

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Julie McArdle said.

Funds were raised at the Monte Carlo Casino Night Nov. 7 at

Lakeside Golf Club.

Following the buffet dinner, guests tried their skill at the

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gaming tables. High rollers delighted in the many prizes distributed

at the evening’s close. Not to be ignored was the fierce competition

for the many items in the silent auction.

Two cash winners of the opportunity chances were Luisa Salazar of

Glendale and Lauren Graham of Santa Clarita.

Prior to dinner, Father James Toal extolled the virtues of the

guild and its commitment to the medical center. He offered a prayer

for the membership and for all those present.

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Event chairwoman was Janice Khoury, assisted by co-chair- woman

Josie McCurley. McArdle also reminded everyone the guild’s annual

spring fashion show luncheon is April 17.

LUNCHEON BENEFITS BRAILLE PUBLICATION

The annual Christmas Expectations Luncheon of the Braille

Institute Auxiliary was Thursday in the Crystal Room of the Beverly

Hills Hotel.

Pat Spears is the auxiliary president. Luncheon chairwoman was

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Rose Nielsen of La Canada Flintridge.

Entertainment was provided by the Braille Institute Johnny Mercer

Children’s Choir.

Proceeds will benefit Braille Institute’s publication of

“Expectations,” an anthology of children’s literature, as well as the

Special Collection of Brailled books for children, which now includes

“Dots for Tots,” an introduction to Braille for very young children.

Other local members of the auxiliary are Jackie Johns of Toluca

Lake and Fran Tuchman and Gloria Arnett, both of Burbank.

THORBURN CHIROPRACTIC CENTER COLLECTS TOYS

The annual Angel Tree Toy Drive sponsored by the Thorburn

Chiropractic Center in Burbank is wrapping up Dec. 16.

A gift to a child in need will enable the Salvation Army to

distribute toys to boys and girls who might not otherwise receive

Christmas presents.

For more information, call Charlene Thorburn at 841-1313.

CHORALE SERENADES CABRINI LITERARY GUILD

The Cabrini Literary Guild will meet for lunch Thursday at the

Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.

In keeping with the Christmas season, the program will feature the

Holy Family High School Chorale, directed by Jim Reizel.

Sign-in begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon at noon.

For reservations, call 248-9226.

SHOWCASE HOUSE GROUP GAINS NEW MEMBER

Rosy Horwath of La Canada Flintridge is one of 12 women who have

been welcomed into membership of the Pasadena Showcase House for the

Arts.

Horwath has been an active volunteer in the area. Her two children

Nick, 22, and Jenny, 20, are graduates of St. Francis High School and

Scared Heart Academy, where she is very active. Her husband, Danny,

is in the wholesale produce business, and they love to travel. In

addition, she has worked with Glendale Memorial Hospital and the

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Horwath’s sponsors are Beverly

Marksbury and Sharon Pelton.

For 39 years, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts has raised

funds through the Pasadena Showcase House of Design to promote youth

music education and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The group has

donated more than $12 million to the Los Angeles Philharmonic,

including a $1-million donation to the new Walt Disney Concert Hall,

making the group a major donor to this orchestra. Funds have also

provided opportunities for more than 250,000 children to discover

classical music.

The 40th Pasadena Showcase House of Design runs April 18 to May

16. For more information, visit www.PasadenaShowcase.org.

Compiled by Joyce Rudolph


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