October 27, 2000
Joyce Rudolph LA CRESCENTA -- Church Women United, a group of several community churches, will have its World Community Day 2000 on Friday, Nov. 3, at Foothill Christian Church, 4459 Lowell Ave., La Crescenta. The speaker is Pastor Vern Campbell, the chaplain of Olive View/UCLA Medical Center. He will speak on the topic "Standing Up for Those In Need." The event begins at 10:30 a.m. The cost for lunch is $5. Following the lunch, there will be a mini-boutique.
November 24, 2000
Buck Wargo GLENDALE -- Trudy Kaun puts out a valiant effort every day. The 84-year-old Glendale woman recently received the 2000 Church Women United Valiant Woman Award -- the group's top volunteer honor. Kaun, a resident 49 years, is a Eucharistic minister for Holy Family Catholic Church. For 21 years, she has gone once a week to Royal Palms Convalescent Hospital to give Communion and put on a program with singing and Bible reading. "It makes you feel like what you are doing is worthwhile, but I feel that anyway," Kaun said.
December 15, 2000
Alex Coolman GRAND CENTRAL -- The home that Ruth Parks lives in on Sonora Avenue has cheerful yellow shutters and an old organ equipped with a few books of holiday music. Step inside the door and you sense that you're in a place that's comfortable, safe and happy. But Parks, an 84-year-old retired school teacher and a five-decade resident of Glendale, doesn't spend all her time thinking about things that are pleasant and comforting. A significant part of her time is dedicated to dealing with something that is, in fact, rather difficult to consider: the disease of leprosy, which can cause nerve damage and disfigurement in its victims.
June 21, 2002
Church Women United has Salad Bar Luncheon GLENDALE -- Church Women United will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Salad Bar Luncheon benefiting the Salvation Army Meals on Wheels lunch program. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 9 at the First United Methodist Church of Glendale, 130 N. Kenwood St. Donation for lunch is $6, and participants can choose from a variety of meat, vegetable and gelatin salads, enough to feed 500 people, said Jean Parks, president of Church Women United.
February 23, 2001
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- Jean Park will tell you it's a moving experience. For decades she has been joining in annual World Day of Prayer observances, most recently as president of Church Women United of Glendale, a group that has been commemorating the event for nearly 60 years. "It's the most wonderful feeling," Park said of praying with people around the world. "It's a feeling that you are close to God," she said. "It's a feeling of peace and security and the feeling that things can change throughout the world, that we can have peace."
March 5, 2004
Salad luncheon has new date, place GLENDALE -- A new date and location is scheduled for the Church Women United Salad Bar Luncheon, it was announced by President Jean Parks. The luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at the Glendale Salvation Army, 320 W. Windsor Road. Funds raised go to the Salvation Army's Meals on Wheels program. Church Women United is celebrating its World Day of Prayer today and will be collecting funds for its project to eliminate leprosy around the world.
May 14, 2004
Darleene Barrientos The main dish is salad at the religious social event of the year. Not just any salad -- this year's salad bar luncheon, hosted by the Church Women United of Glendale will feature vegetable salad, pasta salad, potato salad, chicken curry salad, even Jell-O salad with fruit. The women of 23 churches from Glendale, Burbank, La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge are preparing the huge buffet of salads, deviled eggs and dessert breads for the 27th annual event, which will be at the Salvation Army's gym, 320 W. Windsor Road.
February 28, 2005
Las Caritas gallops toward day at the races Members of Las Caritas Auxiliary of Assistance League of Glendale will have their annual fundraiser, "Springtacular Day at the Races," on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in the Clubhouse Plaza. Ways and Means co-chairs, Mabel Morse and Gracella Gibbs, designed the invitations and organized a silent auction that will be ongoing during the races. The ticket price includes a buffet lunch, valet parking and a racing program.
October 28, 2006
T op people recognized by Character, Ethics Group The Character and Ethics Project of Glendale recently honored recipients in its quarterly Community Awards Program. Those honored were Gharnik Tahmasian, Nancy Michael, Mary Ann Plumley, Mila Reid, Mojean McGinnis, Mary Jo Blatchley, Rebecca Torres, Jerry Jacobs, Melina Sardar, Joe Efflandt, Arlene Mortensen, Jeff Martin, Bill Bennett, John Rodarte, Joanne Berg, Gray Berg, Jim Pietsch, Rich Maradiaga, and Donnalee Monninger . The program recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations that exemplify one or more of the guiding principles of character and ethics.