The thirteenth annual Salute to Local Heroes held on October 13th at Sycuan Casino Resort was a night of celebration. This evening was our opportunity to gather and honor those that are dedicated to the citizens of La Mesa and our community. The Wachena Ballroom was artfully decorated by Joanie Ham and her team from La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe and looked very patriotic that blended with our red, white, and blue theme.
This year’s heroes that were honored were: American Medical Response – Paramedic Keith Martin and EMT Eric Wood, Heartland Fire & Rescue –Firefighter Paramedic, Neil Carter, Firefighter Paramedic, John Oslovar, La Mesa Police Department – Police Services Specialist, Jennifer Buckel, and Detective Daniel Garcia, La Mesa Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol – Joe Wright, Sharp Grossmont Hospital – Nurse Manager, Tania Jones and Manager, Emergency Department, Paul R. Larimore.
The Chamber is grateful to the sponsors who make this evening possible. To date we thank our Title Sponsor – Sycuan Casino Resort, Presenting Sponsors – EDCO and AMR. They are joined by the following sponsors: Diamond Sponsor – SDG&E, Sapphire Sponsor – McGee Mechanical, Ruby Sponsors – Kirk Paving, Inc. and The Kitzman Family, Emerald Sponsors – Amanda Hammett Insurance & Financial Services – State Farm, AT&T, Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, San Diego Eye Professionals, USA Properties Fund, and Westmont of La Mesa, Garnet Sponsors – A.I.C., Inc., California Coast Credit Union – La Mesa, Fully Promoted EmbroidMe La Mesa, Kappa Surveying & Engineering and Oakwood Escrow La Mesa.
The Artistic Designer for the evening is La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe, joined by Print Sponsor AAA Imaging and Graphic Designer – Kostedt Design & Marketing. The evening was captured by Directors of Photography Sandra Small/ Photography and Photographer, Yvette Zehner of Eviezphotography.com.