Wine & Roses Celebration Benefits Rose Parade Float

First published in the Nov. 11 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun. Photos by Mary Emily Myers, Outlook Valley Sun

The La Cañada Tournament of Roses Association recently held its Wine & Roses Celebration, where attendees commemorated the organization’s visionary founders, friends, supporters and members.
Lisa Donahey and John Cervenka of Flintridge Riding Club served as emcees of the event that featured wine tasting, a bar, food stations, a live and silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a performance by the LCHS String Quartet.
The festivities also included an introduction of the 2021 Miss La Cañada Flintridge Royal Court and the 2022 Rose Court.
Proceeds of the event will support the LCFTRA’s 43rd float entry, “Who Says We Can’t?”

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Family Promise ‘Rattles’ in Fundraiser at Starlight Bowl

Photos by David Laurell
Family Promise bestowed their 2021 Impact Award upon Charles “Chuck” Cusumano, who was joined by family members including his wife Tracy, and sister-in-law and brother Evelyn and Roger Cusumano.

This past week, Burbank’s Verdugo Mountains shook, rattled and rolled.
It wasn’t the type of shaking, rattling and rolling that had Burbakers dropping, covering, holding on, and then checking their phones for the epicenter and magnitude. Instead, it was the type that rocked the hills with the sound of music – specifically the music from the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.
While the Starlight Bowl has not hosted an evening of music since August of 2019 due to the pandemic, last week the city allowed the bowl’s parking lot to serve as the venue for a 1950s “drive-in” concert staged as a fundraiser for the Burbank-based Family Promise of the Verdugos, an organization committed to helping local homeless families achieve lasting independence.

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