The "Celebration of the Century" was held Thursday on the Americana's Green. More than 320 supporters partied in black ties and gowns from twilight to midnight under a clear sky of sparkling stars in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber President Rich Roche welcomed his audience and introduced incoming chamber President Rick Lemmo.
An opportunity drawing attracted generous shoppers, dinner attracted the hungry and dancing to the music of California attracted the light of foot. VIPs taking advantage of all three included Rep. Adam Schiff, Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian and wife Darlene, and former Glendale Mayors Frank Quintero and wife Jani, Carl Raggio and Sheldon Baker; and City Manager Jim Starbird.
More VIPs included Chamber Executive Vice President and former President Judee Kendall, Morre Dean, presiding over the Glendale Adventist (Centennial Sponsor) table, wife Katrina and children Tyler, 13 and Jill, 10; and newly installed president of Glendale Beautiful Doyle Kutch, nattily attired in black tie.