Salute to Local Heroes & Installation Dinner
14th Annual Salute to Local Heroes & Installation Dinner
Thursday, October 5, 2023
“Lights! Camera! Celebrate!”
This evening is our opportunity to come together and honor those that are dedicated to the citizens of La Mesa and our community. The pandemic has given us a great opportunity to see our local heroes in action. We are celebrating those that serve our community in extraordinary ways from: the La Mesa Police Department, Heartland Fire & Rescue – La Mesa, AMR Paramedics, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. During this evening we will also install our Board of Directors.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
Time: 5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Sycuan Casino Resort
5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019
The Heritage Ballroom
Individual tickets: $115
2 for $210
Table of 8 for $760
TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.
Valet Parking is only available to hotel guests and Black/Gold cardmembers, please “Self Park.” The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service (employee driving golf carts) – look for them driving around – they will take you to the entry area. If you have any questions or a special request – Please call Mary England (619) 251-7730.
All reservations will be held at the door
Business, Cocktail & Celebration Glam
• Salad •
Mesclun greens, cucumbers, baby tomatoes, shredded carrots, with choice of ranch or balsamic vinaigrette dressing
• Entree •
Chicken Piccata, served with grilled asparagus with mushroom rice pilaf
• Dessert •
Fresh seasonal berries, served with Chantilly Cream
Dinner is served with freshly brewed StarbucksⒸ coffee, TeavanaⒸ iced tea and warm rolls with butter.
Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free meals are available upon request – please advise when purchasing your dinner ticket.
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Sycuan Casino Resort
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Edible Arrangements – La Mesa
La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe
Social Media Partner:
Lemon Grove Media & Communications
This Year’s Heroes
American Medical Response
Ed Bell, Paramedic
Missy Hale, Paramedic
Melissa Luna, Paramedic
Heartland Fire & Rescue—La Mesa
Rachel Clarke, Deputy Fire Marshal
Heartland Communications Facility Authority
Kim Gonzalez, Dispatcher
La Mesa Police Department
Jamie Roberts, Detective
Officer Hannah Rost
Slawomir Stojanowski, Downtown Operations Assistant
La Mesa Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol
The fourteenth annual Salute to Local Heroes held on October 5, 2022, at the popular Sycuan Casino Resort was a night of celebration. This unique evening celebrates the strength of our community and honors eight local heroes that are dedicated to the citizens of our community. These heroes are from law enforcement, the fire district, the paramedic field, and the retired senior volunteer patrol. The ballroom was artfully decorated by Joannie Ham and her team from her local business, La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe.
This year’s heroes to be honored are American Medical Response – Paramedic Ruth Jewel Hamilton Wilson, EMT Dylan Lieto and EMT Brenda Winkle, Heartland Fire & Rescue – Fire Captain Dave Hardenburger, Fire Engineer Steve Harris and Firefighter Seth Perrins, La Mesa Police Department – Detective Justin Bourque and La Mesa Police Department Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol – Mike Boatright.
The Chamber is grateful to the sponsors who make this evening possible. We thank our Title Sponsor – Sycuan Casino Resort and Presenting Sponsors – EDCO and AMR. They are joined by Broadway Sponsors – Focuscom Inc. and McGee Mechanical, Hollywood Sponsor – Cox Communications and The Kitzman Family, Entertainer Sponsors – AT&T, Amanda Hammett Insurance & Financial Services – State Farm, Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World, Gold Sponsors – A.I.C., Inc., California Coast Credit Union, Fully Promoted EmbroidMe La Mesa, Kappa Surveying & Engineering, Marque Urgent Care, Westmont of La Mesa, Artistic Designer – La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe, Awards Partner – Edible Arrangements – La Mesa, Printing Sponsor – AAA Imaging and Graphic Design Sponsor – Kostedt Design & Marketing.
The evening was captured by Directors of Photography Sandra Small/ Photographer and Photographer, Yvette Zehnr of Eviezphotography.com, with live social media coverage facilitated by social media Partner, Focuscom Inc.