2022 Flag Day celebration in Gardena

Photo by Gary Kohatsu Student essay winners in the city of Gardena from left are Brooklyn Grayson of 153rd Street School, Landen Hulbert of 156th Street Elementary, Kendal Anderson of 156th Street Elementary, Katim Gossaye of 156th Street Elementary and Demilade Aruwajoye of 156th Street Elementary. Not in attendance is Saul Sanchez of Avalon Garden Elementary School. Officials in the photo, from left behind the students are (former commissioner) Charlotte Lynch, Mayor Pro Tem Rodney Tanaka, flag day Charitable Funds Benefitting Gardena board member Barbara Phillips, Mayor Tasha Cerda, Commissioner Eddie Lee Mathews, Councilwoman Paulette Francis, board member Steve Koch, Commission Woods Woolwine, Councilman Art Kaskanian and Stephany Santin, director of the Gardena Recreation and Human Services Department. Each winning student also received a monetary check. Additional photos on page 7
Officials of the
Gardena Mayme Dear Memorial Library and the Gardena Friends of the Library gather mto celebrate America’s birthday on July 4. Seated from left are children’s librarian Ann Quach, FOL President Eleanor Bersano, FOL member Rene’e Harrell and FOP VP Elaine Bersano. Standing are Marcia Scott and FOL
member Jim Settle. Not pictured is CLM Sarah Harper. Photo by Jamie Castillo
Patriotic symbols are displayed on a table. The July 4 holiday is Monday