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Sierra Madre Chamber of Commerce Installation Dinner/35th Annual Citizen of the Year Banquet
Friday, January 26th, 2001

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The Annual Installation Dinner/Citizen of the Year Banquet is one of the most popular events put on by the Chamber of Commerce.  Outgoing members of the Executive Board who were recognized were Ann Luke, President, Sue Levoe, Vice-President, Bill McKernan, Secretary, Lucile Flanders, Treasurer and Cynthia Abernathy, Promotion Council Chair.  For a complete list of this Year's Board of Director's, click here.  This year's event honored Marilyn McKernan as Citizen of the Year.  Members of Marilyn's family came from Florida, Michigan and Minnesota  to help her celebrate her day.  Two of Marilyn's nieces, Colleen 
McKernan and Donna Madsen, emceed the award presentation part of the dinner.  It was done roast-style, with moments of sentimentality thrown in. The evening began with a revamped version of "Secret Agent Man," performed by Marilyn's nephew, Chris Madsen. The highlight for most seemed to be when Marilyn's "grand-nieces and nephews" spoke to her.  After the dinner, the McKernan's revived the seemingly on-again/off-again tradition of the Citizen of the Year party moving to the Buccaneer.

Click on the link below to download video files from last night's event.  The video is of quite poor quality, as I was way too far away for my camera's capabilities.  The main reason I'm posting them is for the audio.  So think of it as an audio file.  If you save the files to your hard drive, you will not have to download them again.  Downloading can be time consuming.  With good conditions and 56k, figure about 1.5 - 2 minutes for each 15 seconds of video file.  You will need an .mpg viewing software, a sound card and speakers for these files to work properly.

Video Files
Marilyn's nephew Chris sang "Citizen of the Year" to the tune of Secret Agent Man, (last part of song) (58 second file)
Bill's sister discusses Marilyn's trip to the beauty shop (11 second file)
Bill's sister discusses Bill & Marilyn's twice weekly romantic dinner (11 second file)
Chamber's junior member Michael Hawkshaw speaks to "Aunt" Mimi ( 39 second file)
Bill gives the Ceremonial Bowl to Marilyn (file gets cut off) (7 seconds)
Marilyn steps up, Bill steps down (mainly applause) (11 seconds)
Crowd shot, standing ovation for Marilyn (11 seconds)

Click on the thumbnail to see the full size picture

Marilyn greets the Woman's Club contingent

Thanks to the sponsors

Mary Kay Gifford and Lucille Flanders

2 of 4 Rose Princesses

Chief Bailey mingles

Karl and Ruth Tiegler share a moment

Chamber Board

Chamber Board closer

Outgoing Pres. Ann Luke gets proclamation from Rep. Dreier's representative

....and Assemblyman Margett's

There was a great turnout

The younger side of Marilyn's family speaks 

Marilyn was recognized by Assemblyman Margett, as well

Mayor Stockly passes on a proclamation

Supervisor Antonovich was represented

Bill displays the Ceremonial Bowl

More of the Woman's Club contingent

Msgr. Arthur Lirette gave the invocation

Marilyn poses with her sisters at the post-party party.

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