Elks Celebrate Local Heroes

Photo provided by Joe ALLEN, Elks
From left, Exalted Ruler John Reiger, Dave Silversparre, Steve Goldsworthy and accepting for the Montrose Search and Rescue team Lt. Mark Slater.

Glendale Elks Lodge #1289 recognized local emergency personnel at a banquet held on Feb. 22 at its clubhouse in Glendale. Among those honored were Steve Goldsworthy as first responder of the year and the Montrose Search and Rescue team as law enforcement special unit. Presenting their awards was Dave Silversparre, former captain of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Michelle Gonzalez with the Glendale Police Dept. was recognized for her “commitment and dedication to the community” and Firestation 21 was also honored as first responders of the year.

From left Exalted Ruler John Reiger, Michelle Gonzalez and GPD chief Carl Povilaitis.

Silversparre making presentation