As a reward for being named La Cañadan of the Year, Terry Walker received plenty of praise Wednesday afternoon — even if she had to withstand a bit of ribbing on the way.
More than 100 people came to the La Cañada Kiwanis Club's tribute to Walker at Descanso Gardens, including four City Council members, Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Capt. David Silversparre and Walker's parents, who were celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary.
Walker, whose accomplishments include three years as president of the La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, launching the weekly farmers market, adding snow and reindeer to the Festival in Lights, and helping at her husband Woody's pet clinic, knew she was in for a roast.
Her sister, Kathy Hughes, told the crowd that Walker told her, “The good news is, I've been awarded La Cañadan of the Year. The bad news is, they're having a luncheon and you get to speak.”