More than 200 guests attended the fifth annual Legacy Ball in support of Laguna Beach Seniors at the Susi Q Center, held last month at the Pelican Hill Resort.
The event netted a record $75,000 for programs and services at the center.
Ken Frank, Laguna Beach’s longtime city manager who retired last December, was this year’s recipient of the Legacy Award. In presenting the award, board president Chris Quilter praised his three decades of stewardship. “With all the changes we have experienced, we still know where we are: we are home,” Quilter said.
Other city officials in attendance included Mayor Toni Iseman, Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson, City Manager John Pietig, City Clerk Martha Anderson, and Council member Kelly Boyd, an event co-chair.
Also attending: Dr. Marilyn Ditty, executive director Age Well Senior Services; Dr. Tom Bent, director of Laguna Beach Community Clinic; Michael Beck, vice president of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach; Darrcy Loveland Bickel, executive director of Laguna Beach Community Foundation.
Volunteer Terri Johnson orchestrated the event with co-chairs Kelly and Michelle Boyd. Bree Burgess Rosen served as mistress of ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by singers involved with No Square Theatre and South Coast Swing, an offshoot of the Laguna Community Band.