The club raised the contributions by its annual fashion show and silent auction — this year’s “Passport to Fashion.”
Gloria Lee organized the check presentation luncheon, with Sally Benson as decorations chairwoman. Setup credit goes to Ellie Pipes, who is also club historian. Among the 30 club members present were talented tea server Donna Dieny, house chairwoman Carol Huntwork and program chairman and club member for 51 years Patricia Wichert. Angie Perry, a club member for 58 years, was the longest continuing member present.
Crescenta Valley High School student awards were also recognized, but the awardees were taking Advanced Placement exams and could not be at the luncheon.
Glendale Healthy Kids’ 2008 “A Taste of Downtown Glendale” offered tastes and sips from 28 restaurants on May 14. Executive Director Camille Levee and President Kathleen Powers were found supping on samples from Outback Steakhouse, newly ensconced at the Marketplace.
Ten-month-old Lily Tanossian’s dessert of choice was vanilla ice cream, courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery, also in the Marketplace. Mom Nayree and Dad Nishan Tanossian approved.
Jamba Juice in the sparkling Americana at Brand was the pick for beverages by Glendale neighbors Catherine and Shahab Emrani and Robin and Barry Shereshevsky.
Glendale Healthy Kids targeted the evening’s proceeds as $50,000. But a little more than an hour after its 5:30 p.m. start, $45,000 had already been raised, much of that from advanced ticket sales. Proceeds will provide access to medical, dental, mental health and health education services for children from low-income, uninsured families in the Glendale area.