PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIF. 91109. TELEPHONE (818) 354-5011
Contact: Stephanie R. Zeluck
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 1997
JPL TO HOST 29TH ANNUAL LES TUPPER AWARDS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Outstanding community volunteers from the La Canada-
Flintridge area will be recognized at the 29th annual Les Tupper
Awards ceremony, to be held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) Monday, May 12, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Members of the
local community are invited to attend.
The award, sponsored by the La Canada-Flintridge
Coordinating Council, is named after the late Leslie C. (Les)
Tupper, a La Canada resident and community leader. This year it
will be presented to five individuals and one organization whose
volunteer contributions, including work with hospitals and
schools, have contributed significantly to the local community.
Hosting the awards ceremony will be Kirk Dawson, associate
director of JPL and active member of several community
organizations. Dawson will also present an overview of JPL's
current and future projects.
Ollie Blanning of the Los Angeles County Fifth District
Office will represent Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike
Antonovich in presenting the award certificates.
The awards ceremony will be preceded by a presentation from
the La Canada High School band, and followed by a reception
hosted by council board members. For more information on the
event, contact Harold Arman, vice-president of the La Canada
Coordinating Council, at (818) 790-4145.