Three Glendora residents are being recognized for their service to the local community and will take on the titles of Community Heroes at Glendora Day, Sept. 25, at the L.A. County Fair.
Every year, the fair honors “Community Heroes” from 17 surrounding cities throughout the fair.
Wednesday, Sept. 25 has been designated Glendora Day, a day complete with a reception honoring the Community Heroes, a parade and a ceremony.
This year’s honorees are Jake Peterson and Chuck and Tricia Gomer.
After the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary last year, Peterson gathered his toys and sold them in front of his house to raise money for victims and their families.
Chuck Gomer is a current member of the Glendora Unified School District Board. He is also member and past president of the EYE-DAS Foundation and Steering committee and Kiwanis club, and he developed a reading program with the school district and Kiwanis. He is also the founding director of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute and is a member of several medical institutes including Children’s Hospital LA board of directors, UC-Irvine Comprehensive Cancer Center scientific advisory board and the National Cancer Institute Clinical Program Project advisory committee.
His wife, Tricia, has also been very active with the local school district and faith communities. She currently serves on the Citrus Valley Health Partners board of directors and volunteers with the Glendora Public library and Kiwanis group. She has earned the Outstanding Volunteer Award with the Girl Scouts of America.
Residents of Glendora can enjoy the fair for $5 on Glendora Day when they enter promo code glendora at lacountyfair.com/onlinetickets, print the ticket and bring it with them to the Fair.
During Glendora Day, there will be a community reception at the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts at 3:30 p.m. followed by a Salute to Heroes presentation at 4:15 p.m. The festivities conclude with the Community Parade at 5 p.m.
For more information, visit www.lacountyfair.com.