"Christmas in August" is the annual sale all of Glendale awaits with baited breath — at least those who love the holidays and want an early supply of bargain trinkets, clothes, wrapping paper, buttons and bows. Members of the Glendale Assistance League threw open their doors to waiting customers on Thursday. Those lucky enough to be given a low-numbered ticket were the first in. Bea Wojtyla was their charming greeter.
Honors go to Assistance League volunteers who put in hundreds of hours to collect the items, display them and sell them for three days. President Jean Peacock and Ann Chadney supervised their hard-working staff — all decked out in signature Assistance League aprons. Number-one cashier was Margo Burkhart. Wrappers and baggers were Clay Kempson, Rita Turkmany and Rose Ann Case. The creative force behind the sale was Sylvia Kowal, assisted by her co-chairwoman Claire Collins.
Customers were there from Glendale and beyond. Cecelia Walker came from the West Adams area of Los Angeles. Martha Feutz came from her Central Avenue home. Both were caught up in the fine china department. Feutz purchased a well-preserved set of holiday-themed plates. Walker decided to window shop.