“Scouting for Gold” was the theme for the 35th annual Big Strike Auction presented by the Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts of America on Saturday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. And several hundred supporters decided to do just that — in the form of silent and live auctions and, literally, panning for gold.
Council Executive Director Jon Maeda and event Chairwomen Linda Fors and Jenny Schwing chose a Western-theme, with corresponding dress encouraged.
Featured were a delicious chuck-wagon meal of beef ribs and corn from Los Gringos Locos and cowboy-themed, musical entertainment.
Glendale residents who pulled on their boots and grabbed their hats included Glady and Jack Kabateck, Joan and Bob Nellis, glamorous daughter Debbie Koach, Elizabeth and Greg Manassarian, Linda and Matt Sheffield, Debbie and Bruce Hinckley, Carol and Phil Mutchnik, Shela Anderson, and Glendale school board members Greg Krikorian, Joylene Wagner and Mary Boger. Scouts Justin Potter, 16, and Lucas Yepez, 18, greeted guests with gusto.