The Pink Panther was found up Chevy Chase Canyon, courtesy of the Ark Family Center and its "First Summer Extravaganza." Joan and Warren Binzley opened their Glendale home and gardens on Saturday to more than 100 members and guests willing to part with their dollars to benefit the Ark Leadership Academy and Youth Mentorship Programs.
The Pink Panther theme was carried out with a giant statue, bearing a strong resemblance to actor Peter Sellers who played Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. "Peter Sellers" overlooked guests enjoying appetizers at white linen-covered tables. Silent auction tables laden with baskets of goodies were sprinkled throughout the Binzley's garden.
Guests included Glendale attorney Allen Sarkisian and wife Robina Sarkisian; Paula Devine, pretty in pink with her signature gold hoop earrings, and husband Art Devine. Burbank neighbors Maryam Abrahamian and Nora Shirinian were also a part of the festivities. Shirinian is the mother of Ark member Karen Shirinian and the aunt of Ark member Helen Kalognomos from Sunland.