The annual Wawona Boy Scout District Visionary Awards luncheon will be held Friday, Nov. 18, at the Boys & Girls Club of Merced County from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
County Supervisors Hub Walsh and John Pedrozo have volunteered to be Honorary Chairpersons for the promotion of the event.
The keynote speaker will be Brian Fuentes, pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, who'll talk about growing up in Merced and his rise to become a big-league baseball player.
The Visionary Award is presented to people who have provided extra service to community organizations, youth services and Boy Scout community services.
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Past recipients have been Al Romer from Livingston; Lee Andersen, retired Merced County Superintendent of Schools; Richard Warne, previous Livigston city manager; Lucrecia Sicaitos, pricipal of Sheehy School; Ana Pagan, director County Health Services; and Joe McColloch. pricipal of Los Banos Westside School.
Announcment of this year’s recipients will be made next week.
The event fee will be $25 a person or $175 for a table of eight to support the Wawna Boy Scout District. Onis Lentz is the Wawona Boy Scout District chair.
For resevations contact Wawona Boy Scout District Scout Executive Adan Barajas at (209) 202-4486.--Sun-Star staff