Boys and Girls Club offers a truckload of prizes during Saturday’s Gala while honoring businesses and individuals who give back to the Burbank community. Special recognition goes to Carlos Huerta, 2012 Youth of the Year, for turning his life around with support from the club. He’s on his way to college with hopes of becoming a restauranteur.
Kiwanis For Fun Car Show brings people out for a great time and raises funds for children’s charities throughout town. Kiwanis set a high example for its sponsored club — Burbank Aktion Club — teaching them skills that lead to independence.
Burbank on Parade showcases entertainment with its 32nd annual event under the theme ‘Let’s Go to the Movies!’ More than 100 entries strut their musical stuff in singing and dancing.
Leaders in training adopt project to bring music lessons to students in elementary schools. Fundraising comedy night is planned for March 28 at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank.
Burbank Coordinating Council was recognized by government officials Monday for 80 years of support to the community.
Burbank organizations partner with Jordan Middle School to create the Betty Steinkolk Literacy Patio and Garden, a beautiful space to be shared by teachers and students. More than 60 community people and students volunteered most of the day on Saturday to complete the project that is dedicated to a beloved former principal.
Jordan Middle School teachers and staff showed how proud they were of students who received A’s on their report card by cooking up 1,500 pancakes for them
Church players, led by veteran TV actor Daniel Roebuck, give ‘The 39 Steps’ a go in this parody of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film of the same name. Proceeds will benefit St. Francis Xavier Church and School in Burbank.
Winners of the Civic Pride Committee’s Holiday Outdoor Decorating Contest mix whimsy with ingenuity in their yard entries. From Santa and his reindeer to Winnie the Pooh, designers bring a lot of cheer to their neighborhoods.
Shanna Warren was honored as Zonta Club’s Woman of the Year for giving hundreds of youngsters a safe place to go after school and during the summer. Civic officials and friends turn out to celebrate Warren’s accomplishments at a luncheon Saturday at the Castaway.
Carey Briggs, the new president of Burbank on Parade, announces the theme will be geared to movies when it marches down Olive Avenue on April 6. Several fundraising events are planned to ensure the parade continues its longtime tradition in town.
Magnolia Park Optimist Club honored Burbank Police Department employees for going above and beyond the call of duty. Police officer John Kaefer received Officer of the Year for his outstanding work on the Gang Enforcement Unit.
Washington Elementary School PTA entertained students and adults at the annual Family Festival Friday night with carnival games, food and a spooky graveyard. Funds raised will go to music and art programs and bus transportation for field trips.