Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

De and Pat Alcorn, News Net file photo

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Pat and De Alcorn.  “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of time has been beneficial to the community of Sierra Madre. The title of Grand Marshal is intended to honor a person or persons’ volume of work, dedication and overall enhancements to our community.” Pat & De are the perfect examples of this.

These two Sierra Madreans embody exactly what the Grand Marshal criteria is for the 4th of July. Between the two they dedicate hundreds of hours each year to make Sierra Madre a better place. There is not an event in town these two don’t attend or help out with. Both Pat & De go above and beyond continuing the betterment of Sierra Madre. The Alcorns attend most City Council meetings, Pat serves on the Community Services Commission, the 4th of July Committee, Sierra Madre Civic Club, and Friends of the Library; they are both CERT volunteers and together work the polls during all the elections, and more that we are sure we don’t even know about. Pat & De live the Sierra Madre spirit everyday, as Sierra Madreans that make a difference.

Additionally, the Committee is proud and honored to announce that the Sierra Madre Search and Rescue has been selected at “Hometown Heros”.  The volunteers of the SMSR are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year – anywhere, anytime, any weather. Since 1951 the SMSR has been educating Sierra Madre with Wilderness Safety, Community Education Events, saving our community and our community visitors. The Sierra Madre Search & Rescue Team was the first search & rescue team formed in California. They originated the Mount Wilson Trail Race and continue each year to assist with this event. They

World Famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team

dedicate thousands of hours each year to be trained and skilled to enter the tough San Gabriel Mountains, anytime someone is in need. These men and women are truly one of Sierra Madre’s best treasures. Please join us in honoring them.

Lastly, the Committee is pleased to announce the Official Sponsor of the 2014 Parade is The Kensington. The Kensington-Sierra Madre is an assisted living and memory care residence currently under construction in the heart of Sierra Madre. The committee thanks them for their partnership this year as we work together to bring the community an outstanding All-American Celebration.

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