Local Heroes to Lead Parade


Parade marshals and local residents retired Gen. Lee and Dorene Butler

Retired Gen. Lee and Dorene Butler were selected as grand marshals for the 46th Annual Patriots Day Parade set for Saturday, March 3, parade organizers announced.

Louise Buckley


Others selected by committee organizers for VIP treatment are honored patriot Louise E. Buckley, citizens of the year Betsy and Gary Jenkins, artist of the year Jorg Dubin and athlete of the year Natasha Strickland.


Laguna Beach High School staff selected junior citizens of the year Caroline Cannan and Bryce Blanton.

Caroline Cannan


The parade committee invites the public to help them fete the honorees at a brunch Sunday, Feb. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, on the Festival of Arts’ grounds.  Cost is $25 per person.  For reservations or information, email [email protected] or phone (949) 494-6016.

Bryce Blanton




Jorg Dubin, right

Natasha Strickland
Betsy and Gary Jenkins



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