Glendale News-Press: Glendale Latino Association Celebrates 25 Years

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Members and guests of the Glendale Latino Assn. celebrated its 25th Anniversary party in Glendale’s Embassy Suites.On Sept. 30 the party was in full swing by 5:30 p.m. Dozens of guests stopped by after work to sip, sup and socialize in the Embassy’s well-appointed lobby.

Pride and good humor was the order of the day when Glendale City Councilwoman Laura Friedman arrived with a City Proclamation congratulating the association on its 25 years of community service. Friedman presented the proclamation to officers and board members of the association.

Glendale Community College Supt./President David Viar was present to informally thank association members for scholarships awarded to excelling, local students.In May, $14,000 was awarded to 13 high school and college students at the group’s Annual Breakfast ceremony.To date, scholarship money donated by the association has totaled over $115,000.

Mixer admission fees, opportunity drawings, contributions and sponsorships help fill scholarship coffers. Over the last year, sponsors have included the Glendale College Foundation, Glendale College Police Chief Gary Montecuollo, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, and Massage Envy Spa, represented at the mixer by owner Helen McDonagh. Also stopping by was Betty Porto, owner of Porto’s Bakery. A party just wouldn’t be a party without Glendale Arts CEO Elissa Glickman. Glendale Arts was also a sponsor, generously providing funds and venues.

During the mixer, plenty a business card was exchanged — all the name of networking and conviviality.

Source: Glendale News-Press

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