Mayor Dave Harrington recognized the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley’s Youth of the Year Sarah Arce who recently won the Boys & Girls Clubs of Orange County Youth of the Year award and is entering the contest this month to represent the state.
The Aliso Niguel Make-A-Wish Club, led by Madeline Nielsen with the help of club teacher-advisor Lora Harvey, was also feted for the club’s outstanding efforts in granting a wish for a little boy who battled cancer. The club raised $5,000 to send Nicholas to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Club members are now raising money to grant another wish for a child facing a life-threatening illness. Assistant Principal Andrea Tong was on hand to support the club.
Members of the Aliso Viejo Boys & Girls Club started the meeting by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.