Each year the L.A. County Fair honors Community Heroes – young adults and adults – from 18 surrounding cities during the 23 days of the Fair, Sept. 4 – Oct. 3. Wednesday, Sept. 15 is Glendora Day at the Fair, a day for celebrating volunteers, humanitarians, students, neighbors and community organizations working to make their city a better place to live for everyone.
Glendora Day festivities include community and business expo, a horse race, and a parade down Broadway featuring the Glendora High School Tartan Band. A presentation will be held on the Building 4 Stage following the parade to honor Glendora’s Community Heroes for 2010, Cady Tescher and Dorothy Fountain.
Junior Hero Cady Tescher has been involved in school, church and community activities that benefit others. “Cady has demonstrated generosity, compassion, kindness and courage,” states Karen Davis, Glendora City Council member and former Mayor. “She represents the ideals and standards of a hometown hero.” At Glendora High School, Cady is a member of the Making a Difference Cub, the Associated Student Body, and the Pep Club. She volunteers with the Glendora Community Coordinating Council’s Holiday Basket program, Project Angel at Glenkirk Church, and the Rotary Needy Kids program. Cady also participates in the Glendora Library’s annual Night on the Plaza, Laidlaw/Harley Davidson Autism Ride, Shriners Hospital for Children peer counseling, the American Legion Auxiliary and other fundraisers.
Adult Hero Dorothy Fountain is a teacher in the Glendora Unified School District, and has been involved in the Glendora Teachers Association and the Community Read-In Program. “For 14 years, the GUSD Community Read-In has been a labor of love for Dorothy,” Davis states. “She works with five school liaisons to carry out this annual tradition.” A former Miller Unruh Reading Specialist for the district, Fountain collaborated with other reading specialists on a grant more than a decade ago, and has kept the program going ever since. “She is definitely a hero to our community!” Davis says.
Glendora residents, friends, family and supporters can join their community celebration on Sept. 15 for just $5 before 5 p.m. with a coupon or voucher available at lacountyfair.com. Coupons are also available at the Glendora Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and other community locations. Come for the Fair; stay for the community festivities: parade at 5 p.m. and hero presentation at 5:30 p.m.
The L.A. County Fair opens Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4 – 6 and then Wednesday – Sunday, Sept. 8 – Oct. 3, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing at Fairplex Park will be Sept. 9 – Sept. 27, dark Mondays Sept. 13, 20 and Tuesdays.
For information about ways to save at the Fair, visit lacountyfair.com.
Under the direction of the Los Angeles County Fair Association, Fairplex is home to the L.A. County Fair, the largest county fair in the world, as well as The Learning Centers which encompasses Fairtime Learning, The Child Development Center, The Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), the Junior Fair Board, and the Millard Sheets Center for the Arts. Fairplex also operates a diverse hospitality business with the Sheraton Fairplex, McKinley’s Grille, KOA RV Park, Finish Line Sports Grill, Cornucopia Foods, and the Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Conference Center (opening 2011). The campus is also home to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum and the Auto Club Raceway at Pomona; horse-racing and Barretts Equine Limited; as well as the Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition. For more information, please visit www.fairplex.com.