Tickets on Sale for Senior Inspiration Awards Luncheon
PALM DESERT – Tickets are selling fast for the 22nd Annual Senior Inspiration Awards, a beloved Coachella Valley tradition recognizing senior citizens who are role models for all ages.
The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 14 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, 74-855 Country Club Dr. More than 500 people annually attend the luncheon that was established by former Supervisor Corky Larson in 1992 as a way to recognize the community’s unsung heroes.
“The Senior Inspiration Awards is always a special event honoring top volunteers in our community who set the example of how to spend your golden years,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “ You won’t want to miss this opportunity to leave inspired by the accomplishments and volunteer spirit that these extraordinary honorees exemplify!”
The County of Riverside and the Coachella Valley’s nine cities each select a senior citizen 70 years of age and older who demonstrates a zest for physical and mental well-being through volunteerism and active engagement in the community.
The 2014 honorees are: Inez Hall and Jack Schleicher (Riverside County), Carol Bingham (Cathedral City), Ramona Lujan (Coachella), Alicia Salinas (Desert Hot Springs), Stella Ohanesian (Indian Wells), Betty Morgin (Indio), Barbara Paumier (La Quinta), Louise Kermode (Palm Desert), Barbara McQueen (Palm Springs) and Linda Bray (Rancho Mirage).
Brooke Beare and Patrick Evans of CBS Local 2 will again serve as the masters of ceremonies.
Tickets are still only $25 per person and include salad, choice of tarragon crusted chicken or vegetarian entrée and dessert. The tickets are available to purchase by calling Pat Cooper at 760-863-2556.