By Shirley Wild | [email protected] | Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: February 15, 2019 at 3:23 pm | UPDATED: February 15, 2019 at 3:25 pm On Jan. 13, Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team held the eighth-annual Long Beach Heroes Awards Dinner at the Bay Shore Church. Long Beach Heroes, fashioned after the CNN Heroes program, gave thousands of dollars to otherwise unsung heroes who have done amazing things in the community. The Community Action Team’s Long Beach Turkey Trot 5K/10K funded the event. A panel of judges announced Maleka Chris as the 2018 Long Beach Hero of the Year. Susan Malecki nominated Maleka, who founded the nonprofit Love Beyond Limits. Seen at the scene: Receiving a check for $500 to continue doing their good work were the 2018 Long Beach Heroes Anthony Formoso, Doug Felchlin, Hulean T., Izzy Matos, Jacob Baruch, Julie McCall, Lisa Hoffmaster, Luci West, Mary Ann Hernandez, Patricia DeBacker and Paige Pelonis. Soroptimist International of Long Beach “Munch and a Movie” Soroptimist International of Long Beach held its fourth annual Munch and a Movie event on Jan. 26 at the beautiful and historic Scottish Rite Event Center. The organization hosted the double movie feature, with a deli lunch and silent auction, to… Read full this story
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