Making A Life
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
Sir Winston Churchill
Tonight, Thursday, Oct. 25 we are honoring many people that have made a life by what they have given. Our annual recognition banquet is being held at La Cañada Flintridge Country Club. The honorees that we are celebrating for the great work they do in the Crescenta Valley are: Woman of the Year – Mercy Velazquez; Organization of the Year – Foothills Relay for Life; Business of the Year – Caspian Services, Inc.; Educator of the Year – Grant Clark of Crescenta Valley High School; Man of the Year – Aldo Mascheroni; Volunteer of the Year – Robert Barney; Beautification Award – Tickle Tree Café; Student of the Year – Guy Burstein of Clark Magnet High School. We are also honoring our service heroes: California Highway Patrol – Officer Kevin Denmon; Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Deputy Jeffrey Martin; Glendale Police Department Officer – Jeff Rivas and Los Angeles County Fire Department – Capt. Don Kunitomi. These are all people who consistently give their all to make the Crescenta Valley a better place to live and work.
Aldo Mascheroni is perhaps best known in La Crescenta as Mr. Soccer. Married for 30 years to his wonderful wife Cheryl, they have two daughters, Jillian and Kristen. Aldo has been a great leader here in our community, and has shown a remarkable ability to organize and excel in taking care of his family, his work and two large local charitable organizations. For 39 years, Aldo has worked with the Parsons Corporation in Pasadena as a senior draftsman of large-project construction plans. Aldo’s immense organizational skills resulted in the company naming him to organize and lead the annual Parsons American Cancer Charity Golf Tournament, which has raised several million dollars. Over 3,700 children in Glendale and La Crescenta play AYSO soccer every year, and Aldo has served as the leader of this organization now for over eight years. Through years of very long hours, Aldo has nurtured and advanced the cause of youth soccer and youth development for so many kids. He does all this with a great sense of humor and a smile for every kid.
If you forgot to get us your RSVP for the dinner tonight recognizing these fine individuals, please call the office as we may still be able to squeeze you in. Thank you to the names listed above and to the unsung additional heroes that work towards the common goal of improving our town.
Please mark your calendars for Nov. 14 for Taste of the Foothills, when over 25 restaurants gather to give you a taste of their gourmet cuisine.
Important CV Chamber dates: Oct. 25 – Recognition banquet;
Nov. 14 – Taste of the Foothills.
Please contact our office for more details on any event. How to reach us: (818) 248-4957/ email@example.com / www.LaCrescenta.org / 3131 Foothill Blvd., Ste. D.