Getting Ready to Suit Up
On Saturday I had the chance to stop over at the opening day ceremonies for CSA – Crescenta Sports Association – as the baseball season begins.
It has been many years since any of the Goldsworthy boys (now men) played baseball and it was fun to see the little guys and gals outfitted in their uniforms. I was proud that not only did CV Weekly sponsor a team (3-year-old players, below) but I also recognized the names of many local businesses emblazoned on the shirts of other teams. The level of support by the community for this program is encouraging and I applaud those who support it and other like programs. (You can read about the opening day ceremonies on page 16.)
On Sunday I wasn’t the one who had to don a special outfit, but the bride-to-be did. I attended a bridal shower at Pasadena’s Pop Champagne Bar & Restaurant on Union. With its brick walls and beamed ceiling, not to mention the stunning chandelier, the restaurant had an “old vibe” that I found very appealing. The food was delicious (the dessert bar nearly brought me to tears) and the service was top-notch. I look forward to heading back soon – maybe for their Thursday date night specials.
On Tuesday I made my way to Jeri’s Costumes on Mayfield to get outfitted in appropriate (for me) western wear for this Friday night’s 10th annual Denim & Diamonds Gala.
Held at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, the event supports the Glendale Educational Foundation and features a fantastic dinner, a band to dance to and live entertainment. One of the highlights of the evening is the opportunity to win a diamond ring!
Another highlight is the recognition of key alumni of the Glendale Unified School District. Spotlighted this year is Dr. Patrick M. Nemechek, for Distinguished Achievement in Health & Fitness. This is awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions in the area of health and fitness. Nemechek has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and pioneered innovative medical treatment in protocols in the areas of HIV and the autonomic nervous system. He graduated from Crescenta Valley High School in 1978.
Christine Walters will be presented with the Premier Rose Diamond Award. This is awarded to an individual who has distinguished service and/or philanthropic efforts. Walters has been a board of education member of the Glendale Unified School District since 2009 and has served as president twice during her two terms. She graduated from Glendale High School in 1982.
Ardashes (Ardy) Kassakhian will be recognized with the Hope Diamond Award. This is awarded to an individual who has made significant achievement early in their career. Kassakhian is on his third term as city clerk for the City of Glendale and is the youngest person ever elected to public office in Glendale. He graduated from Glendale High School in 1994.
The Denim & Diamonds invitation also encourages the wearing of western wear and, though I do own a pair of blue jeans, I don’t think of myself as a “denim girl.” So Jeri’s Costumes to the rescue! For the past couple of years, Jeri has outfitted me in a fun saloon girl costume that fits in perfectly with the western theme. And, thanks to Jeri, I have to say that I will look fabulous on Friday night celebrating these awardees and kicking up my heels – western style.