Diamond Bar turned our at the Los Angeles County Fair Thursday to celebrate the city and recognized the 2013 Community Heroes.
City officials, representatives from the Walnut Valley Unified School District, business leaders, and community volunteers gathered for a reception and a parade at the Pomona Fairplex for Diamond Bar Day.
In some years past, the city has shared its day with other communities but was able to celebrate on its own this year, Mayor Jack Tanaka said.
"It's a good opportunity for the city of Diamond Bar to just enjoy the day," Tanaka said. "And not just the parade but all of the exhibits and farm animals."
This year, the committee tasked with selecting the community heroes picked three honorees, one in the youth category, a second representing the adults, and a third for the senior citizens, he said.
This year's award recipients, Atharshna Singarajar, Tony Torng, and Bea McMillan, were recognized in a post-parade ceremony. Tanaka called the honorees "outstanding."
"Anyone can nominate a hero," he said. "We get the school district involved, service clubs involved, the city, and just residents."