Members and guests of the La Cañada Thursday Club recently gathered at the Woodleigh Lane clubhouse to enjoy the organization's annual spring luncheon and fashion show.
It was the first club event held in the newly-enlarged Centennial Garden patio, inaugurating the club's celebration of its 100th year of serving the community. On April 19 the club will be hosting the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce mixer, a co-centennial celebration of each organization having reaching the century mark.
Big Brother chief speaks to Kiwanians
Ken Martinet, director of Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters for the past 17 years, was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada during last week's luncheon meeting held at Descanso Gardens.
The Big Brothers organization has been active for more than 100 years and the Los Angeles branch, which Martinet heads, was established 87 years ago. It is non-profit and serves children of all denominations and ethnic backgrounds with 70% currently Hispanic, 20% African American and 5% Caucasian. The Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization serves these children, who come principally from broken homes.