Volunteers from local communities were honored recently for their role in operating the Flight Path Learning Center and Museum at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

More than 30 residents of Westchester, El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and other nearby communities were saluted during an “April Americana” themed appreciation dinner at Flight Path in the LAX Imperial Terminal.

The volunteers’ duties include staffing the museum’s public galleries, building exhibits, keeping records and preparing for special events.

The honorees were Lynn Adelman, Jorge Chavez, Judy Christian, Ed Deto, John Eckberg, Duke Ellington, Steve Garrison, Brad Guy, Allen Hess, Steve Koyama, Robin McNeill, Bob Pehl, Reni Soukup and Ron Williams.

Flight Path president Rowena Ake commended the volunteer service of the Board of Directors, including Ethel Pattison and Vince Migliazzo, vice presidents; John Garstka, chief financial officer; Richard Brubaker, treasurer; Julie Judge, corporate secretary; Robert Acherman, Nissen Davis, Seymour Kahn, Lori Keir, Barbara Keller, John Killen, David Lyon, Fr. Patrick McPolin, Nancy Niles, Bruce Orriss, Morris Plotkin, Fred Reeves, Bill Schoneberger, Robert Slusser, Alan Wayne and Beverly Migliazzo, recording secretary.

Also recognized were Flight Path executive director Lee Nichols, director of volunteers Ann Proctor, and LAX airport guides and community relations staff members Marilyn Costigan, Eleanor Ginsberg, Marie Happ, Diane Miller, Dauna Semon, Mimi Salagy, Stephanie Smith and Shirley Hoffmann, who all assist at the museum.

Flight Path is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday in the LAX Imperial Terminal, 6661 W. Imperial Highway, Westchester. Admission and parking are free.

Information, (310) 215-5291 or www.flightpath.us/.

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