Tanita, Yamauchi Selected as Outstanding Citizens

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Alhambra Vice Mayor Gary Yamauchi and Monterey Park resident Carol Tanita have been selected for the 2014 Outstanding Citizen Award by the Mighty Mission Amigos District (MMA), San Gabriel Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Yamauchi and community volunteer Tanita will be honored at the 2014 Outstanding Citizen Awards Dinner and Dance on Friday, Aug. 22.

Gary Yamauchi and Carol Tanita

Gary Yamauchi and Carol Tanita

MMA District Chair and Alhambra Unified School Board President Robert Gin said, “I want to extend an invitation to everyone to join us in honoring Gary Yamauchi and Carol Tanita for their countless hours of service in making our community a better place to live. They are exceptional individuals who have impacted the lives of many. They have served our community in various capacities and live up to the Scout Oath and Law in their everyday personal and professional lives. They are very deserving of this award.”

The dinner and dance will be held at the Hilton Los Angeles/San Gabriel, 225 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, with a reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and dancing at 9 p.m.

An opportunity drawing will be held for dinner attendees to win an assortment of prizes, Gin said. The proceeds from the dinner will allow more local youth to benefit from the aims and ideals of Scouting.

The Mission Amigos District serves nearly 1,400 youth in the communities of Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, South San Gabriel, El Monte and South El Monte, and has more than 500 adult volunteers.

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