Around Town: Singing at the pier and helping out in Thailand


Performing her patriotic duties

Jenn Lucas sang the national anthem at the Huntington Beach Pier on the Fourth of July with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper by her side.

Lucas was also last year's national anthem singer. She is the former president of the Huntington Beach Youth Board as well as the recipient of the city's Youth Character Award, according to a news release.


Remembering the elephants

Fountain Valley High School graduate Emily Lund will be traveling to Thailand this summer to work on behalf of the Asian elephant.

Lund has earned an associate degree from Orange Coast College and is now attending Cal State Long Beach, with plans to study environmental science and policy.

She will travel to Thailand as part of the International Student Volunteers, according to her mother, Sharron Henson. The group has been working with an Asian conservation park to help save elephants in the country. The park aims to care for orphaned elephants and those that have been rescued from forced labor or the tourism industry.

Lund is planning to create a photo book of her experience and is using Kickstarter to raise funds toward that end. Her page is

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