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Community news: Las Candelas lights up its holiday gala, Crescenta Valley High School graduating class has 50th reunion

January 08, 2013|By Joyce Rudolph
  • Las Candelas members, from left, Mary Boger, Newt Russell, Ann Jones and Diane Russell gather at the holiday party.
Las Candelas members, from left, Mary Boger, Newt Russell,… (Photo by Carolyn…)

Members and husbands gathered for the Las Candelas annual Holiday Party on Dec. 16 at the Valley Hunt Club. The theme of the gala event was “It's the Hap-Happiest Time of the Year!”

The festive evening included caroling by the Towne Singers “Chambers Singers.”

Those attending were Marcia and Dr. John Lytle, Diane and Newt Russell, Debbie and Bruce Hinckley, Fran and Terry Buchanan, Ann and Stan Jones, Diane Johnson, Valery Moorhead, Paul Greene and Marion Graydon Greene, Jeannie Flint and David Werbelow, Ellyn and Rich Semler, Ann and Karl Ways, Kathy Walker and Chris Walker, Margaret Steenken,

Carole DePaul, Pattie McCornick, Cathy and Bob Keen, Shirley Johnstone and Joe King, Linda and Bob Gregg, Ruth and Gerald Barrone, Ginny and John Simpson, Bobbi and Sal Gangi, JC and John Byer, Doris Boyer and Dr. DeGrassi, Dianne Endsley, Sharon and Doug Anderson, Glady and Jack Kabateck, Harriet and Bob Rector, Anna and Bill Brewer, Bette Ryan and Fred Keenan, Patti and Ron Baker, Jose and Monica Sierra, Esther and Ken Bowen, Mary Barber, Marilyn Butler, Mary and Dr. Donald Boger, Carolyn and Ron Beaton, Jeri Benton and Bob Clark.


Las Candelas is celebrating 60 years of providing volunteer service to emotionally disturbed children and promoting better understanding of the mental health needs of children. This organization provides services at Glendale Healthy Kids, Glendale YWCA, Hillsides Education Center, Hathaway/Sycamores Center and Didi Hirsch Mental Health, (formerly Verdugo Mental Health).

CV graduating class has 50th reunion

A 50-year reunion is being planned by members of the first class to graduate from Crescenta Valley High School in 1963.

They will celebrate June 22 and 23 at Angeles National Golf Club.

Planning committee members are seeking addresses and email addresses of classmates to notify them of the event. Former Falcons are asked to contact Denice “Pruden” Heatherington at or Gene Wilcott at

Plans include a Saturday night “Buffet of Memories: An Evening with Old Friends, Fine Food & Good Spirits,” and a Sunday brunch.

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