On Dec. 16, members and husbands gathered to attend the Las Candelas annual holiday party.
“It’s the Hap-Happiest Time of the Year!” was the theme for the gala event held at the Valley Hunt Club. Cocktails and reception began at 5:30 p.m. followed by an elegant dinner of Caesar salad, grilled bistro flat iron steak, duck roasted Yukon gold potatoes, asparagus and oven dried tomato. Dessert featured English toffee pudding.
The festive evening included caroling by The Towne Singers Chambers Singers.
Among those attending the event were Marcia & Dr. John Lytle, Diane & Newt Russell, Debbie & Bruce Hinckley, Fran & Terry Buchanan, Ann & Stan Jones, Diane Johnson, Valery Moorhead, Paul Greene & Marion Graydon Greene, Jeannie Flint & David Werbelow, Ellyn & Rich Semler, Ann & Karl Ways, Kathy Walker & Chris Walker and Margaret Steenken & guest.
Also in attendance were Carole DePaul & Ted, Pattie McCornick, Cathy & Bob Keen, Shirley Johnstone & Joe King, Linda & Bob Gregg, Ruth & Gerald Barrone, Ginny & John Simpson, Bobbi & Sal Gangi, JC & John Byer, Doris Boyer & Dr, DeGrassi, Dianne Endsley, Sharon & Doug Anderson, Glady & Jack Kabateck, Harriet &Bob Rector, Anna & Bill Brewer, Bette Ryan & Fred Keenan, Patti & Ron Baker, Jose & Monica Sierra, Esther & Ken Bowen, Mary Barber, Marilyn Butler, Mary & Dr. Donald Boger, Carolyn & Ron Beaton, Jeri Benton & Bob Clark.
Las Candelas is celebrating 60 years of a group of women who provide volunteer service to emotionally disturbed children and promote better understanding of the mental health needs of the children of the community. This organization provides services at Glendale Healthy Kids, Glendale YWCA, Hillsides Education Center, Hathaway/Sycamores Center and the Didi Hirsch Mental Health, (formerly Verdugo Mental Health).