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Source: City of La Mesa

February 11, 2017 (La Mesa) -- Since the incorporation of La Mesa in 1912, the city has benefited from the influence and giving spirit of residents and businesses within its borders. One way the City recognizes these contributions is by adding their names to the La Mesa “Walk of Fame.” Recipients are recognized through placement of a bronze plaque on the sidewalks of La Mesa Blvd. in the downtown Village between Spring St. and 4th St.

La Mesa will honor four individuals on Monday, February 13, with a ceremony beginning at 9:00 Legacy Park followed by the unveiling of each plaque along the boulevard. Join the ceremony as we honor:

Mary Alice Brady, a former foster child and a champion of programs and services for children, especially those in foster homes. Mary’s lifelong mission is to help improve their quality of life. Her distinguished history of community and civic involvement has included significant roles in creating the Boys & Girls Club in La Mesa, Grossmont Hospital, and the East County YMCA.

Ron Brady, a visionary businessman, community leader and philanthropist, gives freely of his time, energy and capital to the community. He is committed to making a difference in the lives of our youth, through donations to the East County Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, and Grossmont Hospital.

Mary-Em Howard (1918-2013) exemplified commitment to community service and the importance of volunteering. Together with her husband, Col. Robert C. Howard (Bob), they were active in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Mary-Em served thousands of hours at local hospitals, and was a charter member and officer of La Mesa Beautiful and La Mesa Historical Society. She sponsored planting trees to honor citizens and beautify La Mesa.

John B. Reed, Jr. (1917-2013), known as JB to many, was a residential, church and commercial building contractor, and served as special building inspector for La Mesa’s Springs project. Baseball was his passion and he sponsored numerous Little League and Pony League teams, built La Mesa’s first Little League field, and served on the Boys Baseball of America Board. JB was a longtime La Mesa Lions Club Member.

La Mesa invites family, friends and the community to the ceremony to recognize these four individuals. The ceremony will be held on Monday, February 13 at 9:00 AM at Legacy Park at the corner of Allison Ave., Cypress St. and La Mesa Blvd.

For more information, call 619-667-1300.