The Armenian National Committee of Glendale did itself proud as it honored individuals and organizations during its 2010 annual banquet at Renaissance Banquet Hall. On Thursday, a sumptuous silent auction, cocktails and dinner gave way to the program in which the honorees were presented.
This year's award winners included former Glendale Mayor Larry Zarian, who received the committee's Leadership Award. He was applauded by proud twin sons Lawrence ("The Fashion Guy") Zarian and broadcaster Gregory Zarian. Alissa Asmarian, owner of Favorite Place Restaurant, received the Friend of ANC Glendale Award.
Honored organizations were Glendale Healthy Kids and the Glendale Youth Alliance. On hand to accept their award was Glendale Healthy Kids Executive Director Camille Levee and Immediate Past President Elizabeth Manasserian.
VIPs from Glendale included Co-Chairman of ANC Glendale Sarkis Ourfalian, Armenian American Chamber of Commerce President Zaven Kazazian and Glendale City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian. Glendale Community College Board of Trustee members present included Anita Quinonez Gabrielian and Vahe Peroomian. Generous with a silent auction donation, Peroomian gave a photograph taken with his specially designed infrared camera. His "The Rolling Hills of Sevan" was shot when Peroomian was touring Armenia in 2008 and came across a frozen Lake Sevan. His photo shows stark contrasts with white clouds against black skies.