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December 2, 2022
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‘Key to the Community’ bestowed on LGS Recreation

LGS Recreation honored for efforts

On May 5, at the California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) District 4 Awards & Volunteer Recognition Dinner, LGS Recreation received the Key to the Community Award for the contributions of the 55 Plus Program and the Award of Excellence for its recreational contributions to the Forbes Mill Footbridge Mural project.

The Key to the Community Award highlights the innovation demonstrated by District 4 agencies during the pandemic.

The 55 Plus Program remained active during the pandemic, and in addition to general virtual programs and wellness outreach, many activities were provided with modifications and safety considerations including outside the building with member walk-up or drive-thru options in 2021.

The Award of Excellence recognizes projects or programs in the categories of Recreation Programming, Promoting Healthy Communities, Park Planning, Facility Design and other related areas.

LGS Recreation, in partnership with the Town of Los Gatos and New Museum Los Gatos, coordinates weeklong programs in support of the Forbes Mill Footbridge Mural project. Children learn basic art techniques, explore the history of Los Gatos, and create a painting to be on display, reflecting the theme “Capturing Life in Los Gatos.” Original canvases are digitally printed and installed and rotated over time. This year, 87 of the 156 panels were replaced and reflect the experiences and priorities of youth in light of political and social change and the impact of Covid-19.

CPRS is a state-wide organization with a mission to advance the park and recreation profession through education, networking, resources and advocacy.

McGowen graduates from College of the Holy Cross

Cole McGowen of Los Gatos received a bachelor of arts degree from College of the Holy Cross.

McGowen is among 755 graduating seniors Holy Cross celebrated at its 176th Commencement held in person on May 27 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.

Enns earns degree from University of Vermont

Kathleen Enns of Los Gatos graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies during commencement ceremonies in May.

This year’s commencement at the University of Vermont—the 221st in its history—marked a return to a traditional celebration outdoors on the University Green after two years of re-imagined ceremonies due to pandemic restrictions.

This year’s class included an estimated 3,332 graduates, with 2,558 bachelors, 515 masters, 131 doctoral and 118 medical degree recipients. Degree recipients hail from 44 states; among the graduates were 122 international students from 27 countries.

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