In This Issue of Wavelength
4th of July Salutes the Centennial
One hundred and five years ago, the residents of Huntington Beach held a 4th of July parade even before the city was incorporated! Golden West College and the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley participated the centennial celebration with their float entry. Riders on the float were IIdefonso Flores GWC Classified Employee of the Year, Lyvyane Tran-ASGWC Homecoming Queen, David Lopez-ASGWC President, Clarisa Malhiot-ASGWC Homecoming Queen. Also riding on the float from the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley are Outstanding Club members who help staff make a difference to kids at the club through their commitment to volunteerism and willingness to help. On the float once again this year, the Jon Kubus Band played great patriotic music to the delight of the enthusiastic crowd of parade goers.
Driving the G-Dub was Wes Bryan, GWC President and riding shotgun was Shirley Dettloff, Foundation President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley.
“My experience at the Fourth of July event was magical. I was very honored to be given an opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful tradition that every American can share with one another, and I am especially honored because I was able to be on the float that represented my school. I had a wonderful time! Being in and at the parade I was able to sing and dance and share wonderful moments with everyone that came to the event. Seeing waving flags and our country’s colors – blue, white, and red – I believe on that day, everyone was able to connect and rejoice with one another. I know we were all proud to be Americans!”
- Lyvyane Tran, ASGWC President