Every November at the Award of Valor Luncheon, Lakewood takes time to recognize Sheriff's deputies, firefighters, paramedics and residents who have demonstrated heroism and outstanding service to the community over the past year. This year will follow that tradition, with a luncheon at noon on Wednesday, November 8 at The Centre at Sycamore Plaza. The RSVP deadline is Friday, October 27.
Photo: Two of the 2016 Award of Valor honorees, Sergeant Sean O'Donoghue (left) and Deputy Torre Williams.
The Award of Valor annual luncheon brings together over 400 people, including Lakewood civic and business leaders, public safety professionals, block captains, Sheriff’s Station volunteers, Volunteers on Patrol and residents.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby and Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will speak and join the Lakewood community in a show of support and appreciation for local heroes and public safety personnel. Retired longtime KOCE-TV news anchor Ed Arnold will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
“This event is a great opportunity to say thank-you to the Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters who work hard every day protecting and serving us, and to the community volunteers who have gone above and beyond in the cause of public safety in Lakewood,” said Mayor Diane DuBois. “If you are able to, I hope you can join us at this wonderful and meaningful annual Lakewood event.”
Reservations are required. Tickets are $30 each and tables of nine are available for $270 if purchased by 5:00 p.m. on October 27. After that, tickets will be $40 each. Seats are not guaranteed after November 1.
Checks should be made payable to the City of Lakewood and mailed with names of attendees to: Lakewood City Hall, c/o Community Relations Office, 5050 Clark Avenue, Lakewood, California 90712. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.lakewoodcity.org/AOVtickets. Contact Lakewood’s Community Relations Office at 562-866-9771, extension 3123, for more information.
Award of Valor is sponsored by:
Piazza Family Restaurants
Rotary Club of Lakewood
City Light & Power, Inc.
EDCO Waste Services
H & H Nursery
R.F. Dickson Company
Water Replenishment District Director John Allen
West Coast Arborists, Inc.
Lakewood Lions Club
Lakewood Pan American Association
Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach