Parade Honorees Announced


Capt. Jason Ehret, active duty U.S. Navy Seal and a 1984 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, will serve as the grand marshal of the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade, Saturday, March 2.

The Patriots Day Parade honorees will be presented at the association’s honoree brunch Sunday, Feb. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tivoli Terrace, Festival of Arts Grounds. The public is invited. Cost is $25 per person.

The honored patriot is Dr. Joseph A. Pursch, who served as a flight surgeon and chief of neuropsychiatry, among his duties during his 20-year career in the U.S. Navy, and currently is in private practice in Laguna Beach.

Citizens of the year are Bonnie and Arnold Hano, longtime local activists and volunteers, and Junior Citizens of the Year are Laguna Beach High School seniors Michelle Brown and Brock Csira.

Athlete of the year is Laguna Beach High standout football player Drake Martinez, who was recently chosen for the Orange County Register’s 2012 all-county football team.

Artists of the year are the Pageant of the Masters, in honor of their 80th anniversary.

For further information or reservations, contact Sandi Werthe at 949-494-6016 or by email [email protected].

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