celebrates Bal de Noel
A winter wonderland of silver snowflakes and twinkling candles
greeted partygoers at this year’s Bal de Noel fund-raiser of the
National Charity League, Burbank Chapter.
President Dana Brooks and event co-chairwomen Vicki Andreassen and
Teresa Moren welcomed a festive crowd of 300 to the 44th annual gala
in the Starlight Room of The Castaway.
A highlight of the evening was the introduction of the evening’s
special hostesses, eight senior Ticktockers from the Class of 2004.
The girls were applauded and then joined the guests in enjoying the
dinner and dancing to the contemporary tunes of the Chuck Wansley
On the organizing committee were Pat Maskell and Karen Barragan,
door prize co-chairwomen, Claire Bartels, Lynne Meares, Linda
Fountain, Cori Riley, Maria Alvarez, Nancy Korb, Joan Ortiz and
The evening’s announcer was Shelby Grimm, who appears in the film
“The Haunted Mansion.” He announced the winners of 17 gift-filled
baskets as well as the silent auction and 50-50 prize winners.
The mother-daughter organization supports local charities such as
Burbank Center for the Retarded, Burbank Boys & Girls Club, Burbank
Temporary Aid Center and the Family Service Agency.
Patrons Club earns $11,500 for students
A total of $11,500 was raised when the Patrons Club of Glendale
Community College had its annual fund-raising luncheon at The
Castaway in Burbank.
Proceeds benefit scholarships and grants-in-aid, which provide
financial assistance to students to purchase books or other needs.
More than 250 people attended the event.
President Betty Musacco welcomed the more than 250 people
attending. First Vice President Pauline Richardson recited an
invocation and led the flag salute.
Wyann Vaughn, a former Patrons Club scholarship recipient, sang
the national anthem.
President John A. Davitt of Glendale Community College introduced
the members of the board of trustees and a number of Glendale city
officials. Patrons Club advisor, Dean of Student Affairs Paul
Schlossman, congratulated the Patrons Club for their dedicated
service in helping students obtain scholarships and grants-in-aid
funded by this event.
Chairwoman Margaret Hammond thanked all the guests for attending
this function. She then acknowledged and thanked the directors of the
talent revue, Lynn McMurrey, associate professor of dance; Ken Gray,
chairman of the Theatre Arts Department; Peter Green, instructor of
music; and Guido Girardi, instructor of set and lighting design for
the Theatre Arts Department.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph