News from Riverside County
Palm Desert, CA – Tickets are on sale for the 2017 Senior Inspiration Awards, the 25th annual event honoring 11 outstanding volunteers, senior citizens 65 years and older, who inspire others through their volunteerism and contributions to the community.
More than 600 people annually attend this luncheon, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 24 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, 74-855 Country Club Dr.
“The Senior Inspiration Awards is a tradition started 25 years ago that recognizes phenomenal senior citizen volunteers from Riverside County and each Coachella Valley city,” said Jan Harnik, mayor of Palm Desert and chair of the Senior Inspiration Awards committee. “The honorees are unsung heroes who volunteer, not for recognition, but out of their love for making our community better. It is inspirational to hear the great stories of the thousands of hours they have devoted and their encouragement to us to be active.”
Tickets are on sale online at seniorinspirationawards.org. Tickets are also available to purchase by calling Brittney Baird at 760-863-2556 and sending a check payable to “Regional Access Project Foundation” to Brittney Baird, 73-710 Fred Waring Dr., Suite 222, Palm Desert, CA 92260.
Tickets are $30 per person and include salad, choice of beer-braised chicken breast or herb crusted pacific seabass or vegetarian entrée, and dessert.
The 2017 honorees are: Barbara Eves and Bill Claborn (Riverside County), Edie Del Fiorentino (Cathedral City), Paul Lira (Coachella), Paul Miller (Desert Hot Springs), Donald Pelegrino (Indian Wells), Priscilla Garcia (Indio), Linda Williams (La Quinta), Hal Gruen (Palm Desert), Charles Dunn (Palm Springs) and Margi White (Rancho Mirage).
Brooke Beare and Kris Long of CBS Local 2 will serve as the masters of ceremonies.