Community: Cabrini award inspires winner to keep writing

Cabrini Literary Guild members will don their sombreros and ruffled skirts for the annual fundraising luncheon themed “South of the Border” at 11 a.m. March 1 at the Oakmont Country Club.

The funds raised go to winners of the annual creative writing contest who attend Archdiocesan high schools. The winners will be announced in April. This year, there are 36 entries from Immaculate Heart, Mayfield Senior School, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, Holy Family and St. Francis.

Winning the contest in 2003 helped Cecile Lim of Glendale with her college career and beyond, she said.

“It was a good experience such that it prompted me to submit other essays and literary pieces, thus winning various other awards,” she said. “I also double-majored in literature, and currently try to write fiction and essays on philosophy when I have the time.”

Lim graduated from Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles and received her four-year degree from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Over the years, the luncheon has raised funds for such charities as Ascencia (homeless shelter), Brothers’ Helpers, Glendale YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter, Catholic Charities (Loaves & Fishes), Glendale Public Library's Adult Literacy Program, Shield of Roses and St. Catherine Academy.

The cost to attend the luncheon is $75 and the reservation deadline is Friday. For more information, call Mary Wight at (818) 244-6272.


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