Athens Leads Irwindale Parade to Honor First Responders

Athens Services is honored to recognize first responders in our cities. We are grateful for their service. And we are proud to count among our employees several former first responders and military personnel, including reserve officers.

Athens Leads Irwindale Parade to Honor First Responders

Athens Services is honored to recognize first responders in our cities. We are grateful for their service.  And we are proud to count among our employees several former first responders and military personnel, including reserve officers. 

Recently, Athens was pleased to join the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce Celebration Car Parade to honor and recognize the first responders who serve the City of Irwindale. 

Due to COVID-19 safety protocols, the Irwindale Chamber could not host their annual First Responder’s breakfast. In its place, the Chamber organized a parade that started and ended at the Irwindale Chamber offices.

What made this year’s celebration even more special was the fact that the parade took place on the birthday of Irwindale Mayor Albert Ambriz, himself a former Marine with 30 years of service. The event was a perfect celebration of the City, the Chamber of Commerce, first responders, and Mayor Ambriz’s birthday to boot!

It was our privilege to lead the parade with Mayor Ambriz riding in an Athens collection truck, one of several Athens vehicles in the parade past the Irwindale Police Station and Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 48.

After the parade, the Athens team of drivers, supervisors, and street sweepers helped to deliver donated goods from Chamber members and joined in to sing Happy Birthday to the Mayor.

“Athens was pleased to participate in such a great celebration to honor those who deserve much more,” said Athens Government Affairs Director Elizabeth Ramirez, who also serves on the Chamber Board of Directors. “We express our heartfelt gratitude to the Irwindale Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to be a part of this event. And, we honor all who attended, all who were recognized, and all who serve.”

 

See more Athens’ community service at https://athensservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Athens-Quarterly-Community-Report-Q2-FINAL.pdf