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El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department

The City of El Segundo Recreation & Parks Department would like to invite you to the 20th Annual Elderfest Celebration!  This is an opportunity to acknowledge our senior population for their many contributions, talents and interests.  We will be featuring live music, food, displays and more.  Please refer to the event schedule listed below.  Elderfest Celebration 2008 is Saturday, May 17 at the Joslyn Center at Recreation Park.

Congratulations to:

Lou Kutil
2008 Senior Citizen of the Year


Lou's Bio: 
In April of each year, the City of El Segundo selects its "Senior Citizen of the Year." The nominating committee consists of three members from the Senior Citizen Board and four members from local service groups. The honoree chosen for 2008 was retired El Segundo Policeman, Lou Kutil.

The Committee received a nomination form requesting Lou Kutil receive the 2008 award with over 25 signatures in support of his nomination.  It stated that it was important to understand just what motivates this unique El Segundo resident, Lou Kutil; that he is not a person who is looking for accolades, recognition, or service awards. Lou Kutil’s motives are uncomplicated. He enjoys helping people in need and he loves giving back to the town where he worked for many years and raised his family.  

Whether it’s helping with the City’s Flu Clinic, working the polls on Election Day, or delivering meals for the Outreach program, Lou is always there providing his volunteer services with a smile on his face. On any day you might see Lou walking a dog for a disabled senior, transporting an elderly person to a medical appointment, or having lunch with a appreciative couple at Wendy’s Restaurant (Lou’s treat, of course). 

One specific incident that exemplifies Lou’s compassion and genuine volunteer service is, once, a short time ago Lou met a local resident who had hoped to attend an upcoming wedding; however, her legs were not strong enough to handle the required walking. Lou was committed to helping her reach her goal and for weeks went to her house, walking with her each day to build up her endurance and strength. Through Lou’s thoughtful words of encouragement and physical training, the woman was able to attend the wedding the way she wished–walking on her own. It’s in those little acts of kindness and caring that make Lou Kutil the exceptional person he is.

Stories of Lou Kutil’s kindhearted and noble service should inspire each of us to do more for the communities in which we live. He is truly an amazing human being, and a man to be admired for sure. 

The Nominating committee wholeheartedly and unanimously supported the recommendation that Lou Kutil receive the honor of being the City of El Segundo’s 2008 Senior Citizen of the Year.

May 17, 2008
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Live music by:  "The Fiddlesticks & Ivory Plus"

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Recognition Ceremony for El Segundo's Senior Citizen of the Year

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Food, Live Music, Displays, Refreshments, Community information and RAFFLES!

* Arts & Crafts sales are on-going throughout the Elderfest Celebration *

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