His honor assured his audience that Glendale’s budget “is in good shape,” the Adult Recreation Center is almost finished and the possibility of a five-star hotel on Brand Boulevard and Wilson Avenue is not imminent.
Glendale VIPs, who said they appreciated being updated on the city, included league President Karin Jonke, her mother Ruth Moore, Glendale Commission on the Status of Women Chairwoman Paula Devine, Glendale Unified School District board member Joylene Wagner and recent Character and Ethics Project awardee Ruth Charles.
At the end of the program, Jonke announced that the league’s Dec. 10 meeting will feature the Hoover High School choir.
La Crescenta Woman’s Club held its Halloween Costume Party on Oct. 24 at its clubhouse. For a mere $10 a person, hors d’oeuvres made up of “ghoulish goodies” and devilish desserts were enjoyed by close to 100 members and guests. Adding to the fun was a costume contest, music and dancing.
Glendale resident and club President Rita Even made a scary witch in pitch black. But she’ll lighten up as she makes appearances as “Woman of the Year,” as dubbed by the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce.
La Crescenta resident and event Chairwoman Marilyn Wright, swabbing down the deck, was a pretty pirate along with pirate husband Tim Wright, who had reservation desk duty. More residents — costumes optional — included Danette and Kerry Erickson, Dea McCrory, Carol Jones, Gloria Lee, Carol Benedetti, Carol Huntwork, Marianne Jennings, Pat and Pamela Wichert and Jean Bates and son Gary Bates.
The club is looking forward to their 100th anniversary in 2011. To that end, they’ve spent about $4,200 in clubhouse improvements, including new paint, drapes, molding, plumbing and electrical improvements.