Holiday event volunteers honored

Front row, left to right: Theresa Ayala (parent of student volunteer), Erika Eras (MUSA), Alfredo Castro (PHS Cheer), Lorena Juarez (PHS Cheer), Lourdes Aguayo (PHS Cheer), Hector Lujan (Paramount Adult School). Back row, left to right: Councilmember Brenda Olmos, Councilmember Laurie Guillen, Mayor Tom Hansen, Councilmember Peggy Lemons, and Vice Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer. Courtesy photo

The groups who volunteered at the City’s recent holiday events were recognized at the January 14 City Council meeting. Volunteering at the Holiday Tree Lighting were members of Paramount High School Cheer, with advisor Lourdes Aguayo. During the Santa Train, Cheer also came out every night. Leading up to the train, members of MUSA, and president Erika Eras, put the candy canes and apples in the bags that were passed out to everybody on the four-day route, about 20,000 in all. At Breakfast with Santa and Snow Day, Cheer also helped, along with AVID Club from the high school and advisor Gloria Fernandez, volunteers from Paramount Adult School and advisor Hector Lujan, and members of Chapel of Change, led by Irene Ramirez.