The first time Terry Walker volunteered in La Cañada Flintridge was three decades ago, when she pitched in for the annual Children's Horse Show benefiting Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Since then, Walker has shepherded Boy Scouts on their local adventures, served for three years as president of the La Cañada Chamber of Commerce, and kept an eye on school finances as a member La Cañada Unified School District's budget oversight committee.
Soon Walker will be asked to do something she hasn't before: allow the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada to honor her as the 52nd La Cañadan of the Year.
Walker said she's happy to receive the honor, but added she has done only what any La Cañadan would do.
“I didn't think, and I still don't think, I was doing anything special,” Walker said of her years of volunteerism. “I was just doing what everybody in La Cañada does, and that's give back to their community.”