Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade honorees revealed


The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Committee this week announced honorees for the 52nd annual event in March.

The grand marshal will be Gloria Fickling, a Laguna Beach writer who, with her late husband, Skip Fickling, co-authored the Honey West novels that starred a female detective.

Honorees also include Honored Patriot George Ciampa, a World War II veteran; Citizen of the Year Heidi Miller; Junior Citizens of the Year Marisa Schatz and Joseph Ravenna; Artists of the Year the Laguna Art Museum, which turns 100 in 2018; and Athletes of the Year the Laguna Beach Water Polo Club’s 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 14-and-under girls teams that all won titles during last summer’s Junior Olympics.


Honorees will be celebrated during a Feb. 4 brunch at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.

The brunch begins at 11:15 a.m. and costs $30 per person. Reservations should be made by Jan. 22.

The parade, themed “Waves of Freedom,” begins at 11 a.m. March 3 in front of Laguna Beach High School at 625 Park Ave.

The annual event is held the first Saturday of every March and showcases a variety of entrants such as civic and community organizations and school bands.

To RSVP, call Sandi Werthe at (949) 494-6016.

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