Salute to Local Heroes & Installation Dinner
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.
13th Annual Salute to Local Heroes & Installation Dinner
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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. This year we have added heroes from Sharp Grossmont Hospital, expanding those that we will honor this evening. We are now celebrating those that serve our community in extraordinary ways from: the La Mesa Police Department, Heartland Fire & Rescue – La Mesa, AMR Paramedics, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol. During this evening we will also install our Board of Directors.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Time: 5:30 – 8:45 p.m.
Location: Sycuan Casino Resort
5485 Casino Way, El Cajon, CA 92019
For a map of the property, click here.
(1) for $95, (2) for $170 or a table of (8) for $640
Complimentary Valet parking included
All reservations will be held at the door
For details: Call 619-465-7700 or email email@example.com
Business, Cocktail, and Celebration Glam
• Salad •
Mixed Green Salad: Mesclun greens, cucumbers, baby tomato, shredded carrots and choice of ranch or balsamic vinaigrette
• Entree •
Served with grilled asparagus and mushroom rice pilaf
• Dessert •
Fresh Berries 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.
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SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Sycuan Casino Resort
Kirk Paving, Inc.
The Kitzman Family
Kostedt Design & Marketing
La Mesa Floral Design Shoppe
This Year’s Heroes
American Medical Response
Keith Martin, Paramedic
Eric Wood, EMT
Heartland Fire & Rescue—La Mesa
Neil Carter, Firefighter Paramedic
John Oslovar, Firefighter Paramedic
La Mesa Police Department
Jennifer Buckel, Police Services Specialist
Daniel Garcia, Detective
La Mesa Police Department
Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol
Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Tania Jones, Nurse Manager
Paul R. Larimore, Manager, Emergency Department