ON THE TOWN:Salad bar benefits Meals on Wheels

Want something done? Ask a 90-year-old church woman to do it. Just like Iva Carrico from Glendale's Incarnation Church. Practically single-handed, Carrico was in charge of the decoration theme and its execution at the 30th annual Meals on Wheels Salad Bar Lunch on July 10 at the First United Methodist Church in Glendale.

Sponsored by Glendale Church Women United, funds from the $6-a-plate salad bar will provide scholarships for the Salvation Army's Meals on Wheels program. Last year's salad bar brought in more than $1,100.

Carrico's "Happy Face" theme was well in evidence from stickers to table decorations, welcoming the more than 150 in attendance.

Glendale residents attending were co-chairwomen Evelyn Horigan and Karil Drake, President of Church Women United Jean Parks, Marilynne Durand, Jo McCarty, Cathy Meli, Jerry Gagnon, Martha McDaniel, Mary Weiss, Jo Galloway, Aurora Teti and Mary Ellen Ulrich.

There were 17 church congregations in and around Glendale that donated the luncheon food and workers. For the second year in a row, Glendale restaurants have also donated food, including Billy's, Milano's, Damon's, Foxy's, Shaker's and the Toasted Bun.

Damon's Steak House owners donated the 70th anniversary earnings of $13,695 to Glendale Healthy Kids' sponsorship of the USC Mobile Dental Clinic on Saturday. Damon's owners Patrick Campbell and Joe Ayvazi presented their check at an open house where children from Glendale schools were undergoing dental procedures in Roosevelt's Middle School gymnasium and outside trailers.

There are 85 students from the Glendale Unified School District who have appointments for free dental procedures through July 20.

Each child will average five appointments throughout this week to complete their dental work. Last year, Glendale Healthy Kids donated $111,808 of dental services to Glendale school children.

Glendale Healthy Kids board members and their associates took civic leaders on tours of the five USC Mobile Dental Clinic trailers in operation at the site.

Guides included Glendale Healthy Kids President Katherine Powers, Glendale Healthy Kids board members Ruth Charles and Barry McComb, Glendale Healthy Kids Executive Director Camille Levee, new Glendale Unified School District Assistant Supt. of Educational Services Dick Sheehan, school district board members Joylene Wagner and Mary Boger, and vice president of Comprehensive Community Health Centers Bob Howard.

Also on hand was USC professor Charles M. Goldstein, D.D.S., who, as director of Community Outreach Programs, began the mobile dental clinic in 1970. Marjorie Domingo, D.D.S., USC Mobile clinic director, also lent her support.

Glendale resident Marita Nazari brought her three children to the Roosevelt gym for dental work.

"We don't have insurance," she said. "We've worked really hard, and we can't afford insurance."

Each child undergoing dental procedures this week will average $1,200 in treatments. Besides Damon's, other donors to Glendale Healthy Kids include Glendale Sunrise Rotary, CVS Pharmacies and the Annenberg Foundation.

The Glendale Assn. for the Retarded had its Summer Fiesta on Saturday at the La Cañada Flintridge home of Rosalie and Ron Youra.

Co-hosts were Monica and Jose Sierra of La Cañada Flintridge. More than 120 supporters showed up in their summer-casual best to enjoy music, Margaritas, and an overflowing taco bar.

Glendale residents attending were Glendale Assn. for the Retarded board and foundation members Kimberly Ward, Paul Greene, Randy Melby, Charles Moore, Brian Navis, Richard Eldred, Laurel Patric, Patrick Paige, Jen Benton, Leon Mayer, Joan Earl and Executive Director Sandy Doughty.

Also on hand from Glendale were Ginny and John Simpson, Marion Greene, Donna Melby, David Greenbaum, Diane Endsley, Doris Boyer, JoAnne Brosi, Georgia McAninch, Virginia Moore, James Patric, Andrew Roth, Cathy Zappala, and Glendale Assn. for the Retarded client Charles Rey.

Guests enjoyed the jazz instrumental trio from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. The junior students were Justin Kopczynski on guitar from Glendale, Taylor Murphy on drums from Burbank, and Mike Gurrola on bass from La Crescenta.

All evenings proceeds will benefit programs offered by the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded dedicated to supporting independence in adults with developmental disabilities.

Glendale's Temple Sinai presented a benefit concert featuring Martin Chalifour, first violin and principal concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, on Sunday.

There were 130 music lovers who donated $18 each to attend the concert sponsored by temple members and Glendale residents Dorothy and Jack Spillman and Carol and Marc Lavender.

The two couples purchased the donated services of Chalifour at a temple fundraiser and contributed the performance back to the temple.

Other Glendale residents attending were Cantor Mariana Gindlin, past temple board member and Sisterhood president Selma Stevens, Susan and Phillip Hain, Dorothy Vanderpool and Noemi Abolessian.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the temple's music programs.

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