Community volunteers honored

DOWNEY – More than two dozen local volunteers were honored by the Downey Coordinating Council last week as the organization hosted its 60th annual Community Service Awards Banquet. The event annually recognizes Downey residents who devote hours to local service organizations.

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia were on hand to congratulate the honorees.

This year’s award winners include:

Carol Veatch – American Business Women’s Association (El Dorado Chapter)

Linda Kennedy – Assistance League of Downey

Andrew Wahlquist – Downey Art Coalition

Jan Scott – Downey Chamber of Commerce

Jackie Dudley – Downey City Library

Carol Kearns – Downey Coordinating Council

Yadira Ramey – Downey Family YMCA

Kari Volen – Downey Federal Credit Union

Lois Wilson – Downey Historical Society

Sue England – Downey Rose Float Assn.

Alice Rogers – Downey Symphony Guild

Pat Gil – Downey Symphonic Society

Richard Daggett – Downey United Methodist Church

Patricia Fuente – FoodHelp Outreach

Marilyn Van Dyke – Friends of the Downey City Library

Eric Pierce – Gangs Out of Downey

Daniel Frase – Living Help Center

Pam Holloway – Living Help Center

Bernice Brunner – Moravian Church of Downey

Laura Coble – Newcomers Club of Downey

Shirley Lawrence – OLPH Women’s Guild

Mark Shelton – Optimist Club of Downey

Ruth Rodriguez – PIH Health Downey

Mary Clarke Atwood – Polio Survivors Assoc.

Beth Gendreau – PTA HELPS

Blanca Rochin – Soroptimist International of Downey

Julie Helm – TLC Family Resource Center

Adele Burger – Woman’s Club of Downey



Published: May 22, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 06