Cindy Prewitt is President of Laguna Beach Live !. Photo courtesy of Cindy Prewitt

Cindy Prewitt, founder of Laguna Beach Live !, was named Citizen of the Year 2022 by the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade of the committee, according to a press release Wednesday.

Prewitt will appear in the 55th Annual Patriots Parade on March 5. Andrew Barnicle, former manager of Laguna Playhouse, has been chosen as the Grand Marshall and Navy veteran Bill Sandlin this year.honored patriot.

II am totally surprised and embarrassed but also honored because it refers to all the live music that weI brought to the community, ”said Prewitt, who founded the nonprofit performing arts organization 20 years ago.

The pandemic has caused the cancellation of many Laguna Beach Live! shows, but others were able to pivot thanks to creative programming. The live concerts at the museum were recorded for viewing online and the performances at the Susi Q Senior Center were broadcast live on Zoom.

We thought it would only last a few more months, but thisIt forced us to find new ways to deliver music virtually, ”said Prewitt. The challenge now is I think people got it with the virtual one, so welooking for an area where it is safe to work with good ventilation.

A potential place that shes looking at it is Bridge Hall in Neighborhood Congregational Church.

The PatriotThe Day committee also selected the Junior Citizens of the Year 2022, Morgan Zevnik and William Coffey. Both are seniors from Laguna Beach High School chosen by the schools staff. Laguna Beach High tennis coach Rick Conkey was named Athlete of the Year.

For more information, contact Sandi Werthe at [email protected] or 949-494-6016.

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