Glendale residents and ceaseless do-gooders Mary and Paul Wight were honored with the “From the Heart” Award at a “Forget-Me-Not”-themed luncheon at the Wilshire Country Club. The luncheon was sponsored by the Auxiliary for the Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children. On Saturday, Oct. 8, dozens of the Wight’s family, friends and fans gathered to pay homage to the couple’s volunteer work as members of the Center’s Auxiliary and in the Glendale community as past board members of the Glendale Symphony and the Cabrini Literary Guild. Also honored were Vanessa De Vargas and Vanessa Kogevinas with the “Community Partners” Award. Both are co-chairpersons of the Charity Design Project. They were project managers of the decoration of 30 client rooms and the communal room of the Center’s Hawkes Transitional Residence in West Los Angeles.
A substantial Glendale contingent had their own table with the Wights. Glendale supporters included Maureen Walsh, Jo Ann Grimaldi, Marcella Kalish, Wanda Bistagne, Miryam Finkelberg, Joyce and Joe Ayvazi and Rita and Robert Burns. Several of the Glendale guests were members of the Cabrini Literary Guild.