A horse lover who has helped form the city’s network of trails, the staff sergeant for a food pantry, and a student who helped build a library for others are among the volunteers to be honored Monday by the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council.
The council’s annual Les Tupper Awards will be presented Monday night at Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s von Karman Auditorium. The award is named for the former La Cañada Unified School District member and longtime La Cañada cheerleader Les Tupper, who was considered “Mr. Volunteer Community Service,” acccording to coordinating council member Chuck Sambar.
This year’s winners include Girl Scout and state PTA volunteer Kathryn Battaglia; fellow high schooler, civic and political volunteer Alex Keledjian; longtime trail and school supporter Randy Strapazon; Barbara Weber, Assistance League leader and self-described “bread chair” of St. Bede the Venerable’s food giveaway efforts; the Flintridge Riding Club; and the La Cañada Baseball/Softball Assn.