Sunland and Tujunga, as well as parts of Los Angeles and the San
Fernando Valley go to ever-greater lengths panning for larger
financial rewards than earned during any previous year at its annual
Big Strike Auction dinners.
Council Executive Director Andrew Messer said the fundraiser
revenue from this year's event benefits the region's many scouting
programs that stress the teaching of character and ethics to Scouts
of all ages. Hundreds of supporters expected once again to attend
this extensive Boy Scouts auction will avail themselves to more than
500 colorful, treasured and highly valued items during the silent
auction before dinner and live auction following the meal.
Event Chairman Sam Engel Jr. said plans are near completion and
reservations are now being accepted from all interested Gold Rush
miners and prospector friends of scouting life.
Tickets are $100 and reservations can be made by calling 243-6282.
Incarnation Church leader
speaks to Cabrini Guild
Father Paul Hruby will be the guest speaker when the Cabrini
Literary Guild has its luncheon meeting Thursday at the Oakmont
Country Club in Glendale.
Hruby, of Incarnation Catholic Parish in Glendale, will speak on
Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky, a Trappist monastery that was the home
of Thomas Merton, monk, poet, philosopher and author, who wrote
prolifically on a vast range of topics. Hruby will discuss his
monthlong stay at the abbey and his experiences of the contemplative
life that Thomas Merton experienced and wrote about.
The guild is a Catholic philanthropic organization in the
Glendale-Burbank- foothill area dedicated to stimulating interest in
literature and philanthropy. The guild has contributed thousands of
dollars to students of archdiocesan high schools who have
participated in the annual creative writing contest. In addition,
money raised from the annual fundraiser allows the guild to support
local charities including the Salvation Army Meals on Wheels, Good
Shepherd Center for Women, Glendale YWCA Shelter for Women and the
Glendale Library Literacy Program.
Sign-in for the meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. followed by luncheon
served at noon.