On Thursday evening April 28, the Masons of Burbank hosted a Public Schools Recognition Night at the Burbank Masonic Center (406 Irving Dr.). The event was hosted by the two presiding officers of the Lodges; Al Moen, Master of Burbank #406 and Michael Strand, Master of Magnolia Park #618. The Master of Ceremonies duties were shared by Erik Adams and Mike Campbell, Senior Deacons of their respective Lodges.
The festivities were kicked off with a musical presentation by solo vocalist, Talin Silva of Providencia Elementary School. The music then continued with a performance by “Clef Hangers”, an all Boy Choir from David Starr Jordan Middle School, conducted by Christine DeMore , with accompanist, Judie Stroh.
The program continued with a special recognition of three of Burbank’s Finest (local teachers that is), who were recommended by their Principals and selected for their devotion to their profession and dedication to their students. Those recognized were: Kay Cee Mills, Burbank High School; Ted DeVirgilis, John Muir Middle School; and Tyson Colt , Edison Elementary School.
Each teacher was presented with a framed Certificate of Appreciation, an engraved commemorative the occasion and a small Honorarium. Each of the musical presenters were given a small Honorarium to go toward their respective school’s program.
The evening concluded with music provided by the Burbank High School Jazz Band, conducted by Mike Stanley. After which all in attendance were treated to a Bar B-Q supper prepared by the Lodge members.