Lambs Players Theater organized a beautiful tribute, the Crown Awards, to honor the movers and shakers of Coronado's leading non-profit organizations who greatly contribute to the stability and continued success of our community service programs.

Honoree Alejandro Valle and family in front of the Crown Awards' commemorative poster

Twelve volunteers were selected by their respective organizations as most deserving of this inaugural distinction: Coronado Schools Foundation's Mark Andrews, PAWS's Louise Shirey, Coronado Little League's Alex Valle, Islander Sports Foundation's Mary Humphrey, COSA'S Chris Bevevino, SAFE's Chuck Howe, FOCUS Ethel Kallsen, Coronado Hospital Foundation's Caroline Captnich, Coronado 4th of July Andrew Szymanski and the Coronado Historical Society's Courtney McGowen were the honorees.

The Crown Awards 2009 Honorees

CSF President Spiro Chaconas, CLL President JC Smith, ISF President John Ovrom with Honoree Alex Valle

Specially prepared musical numbers opened the evening's celebration, and emcee Carol LeBeau, sitting at a special table on the stage due to recent foot surgery, graciously carried on with the production. Special guest Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka, handed each recipient a custom crystal trophy to symbolize the importance of these selfless individuals to each of the programs they were representing.

Channel 10's Carol LeBeau poses with Norma and Jaime Paullada at the Crown Awards in Coronado

In this inaugural event for the Crown Awards, Lambs Players Theater, Jeff Tyler and his crew worked tirelessly to establish a new tradition in the emeral city which they hope will continue to honor the efforts of individuals who give back to their beloved community in a tangible way.

Congratulations to the first 2009 Crown Award recipients, and thank you for your work and dedication to our non-profit organizations!

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