West Covina Fourth of July Heroes Parade

What a day it was – the weather was just right and beautiful smiles all around you early in the morning.

West Covina honored frontliners, essential service providers, veterans and community outreach organizations during this parade and Sama Ka Na Caravan was among those who received the honor for our work in the community during the pandemic. We are very thankful for the recognition.

Congratulations as well to the following honorees:

  • Chef Stephen Serna – Army Veteran
  • USA Philippines Business Association (UPBA) – Community outreach leaders
  • Ivy Veneracion and Chef Carl Veneracion – Essential service provider as owners of Eatscetera
  • Maui Borci – Nurse and Essential Service Provider as owner of Tatay Ry
  • Socal Pinoys Facebook Group headed by Charles Lawrence Chamorro – Community outreach
  • Jollybox Ph headed by Madeline Arenas – Charity work
  • 1in3out headed by Jeffrey Garcia – Charity work
  • Christine Consunji – Community leader
  • Abigail Castillo – Health and wellness instructor
  • Roella Lumague – Essential service provider as dental hygienist and owner of Wow Taho
  • Jennifer Suzara-Cheng – Essential service provider as LAUSD Educator
  • John & Shiena Brillante – Frontliner – Nurses
  • Dr. Silverina Chua of Smile Silver Dental – Essential Service Providers
  • Touching Hands Caregivers headed by Lida De Cou – Frontliners
  • Jane Magan Chang – Essential service provider as a hairstylist
  • Kenneth Laurente – military veteran
  • SoCal Pinoys Bayanihan Foundation headed by Alex Juanillas – charity work
  • Chef Marvin Aritrangco – Healthcare and Essential service provider in the food industry
  • Jack Gonzales – Veteran
  • Aura Bernal – Essential service provider as a teacher’s aide
  • Moses Jose – Veteran
  • Jucevi Virtudez – Frontliner as a nurse
  • Mark Labella – Healthcare
  • Cameron Aragones – Essential service provider in the food industry
  • Chris Crisostomo – Essential service provider as an educator
  • Ann Myla Carranceja – Frontliner
  • Agnes Gonzalez – Essential service provider in the education and community service categories
  • West Covina Fire Department
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • West Covina Police Department

Sama Ka Na Caravan & Events is truly honored to be in the same list as the individuals and groups honored on fourth of July 2022 in West Covina.

Thank you to the West Covina City Council especially to Roxanne Lerma for the wonderful opportunity to help in this event.

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