Dr. Tony Torng, Bea McMillan, and Atharshna Singarajah have been selected as this year’s “Community Heroes,” and will be honored during the special awards ceremony component of Diamond Bar Day at the Fair, which is this year set for Thursday, September 5.
Dr. Tony Torng is credited for his contributions of time and talent to various local nonprofits that include the Diamond Bar Chinese Association, Friends of the Diamond Bar Library, and Los Angeles County Fairplex, as well Mt. San Antonio College and Diamond Bar High School. Mr. Torng currently serves on the City’s Planning Commission, and previously served on the Traffic & Transportation Commission.
Bea McMillan has been involved in civic and community activities for more 40 years, and has been an active member of St. Denis Parish for 35 years. Examples of her volunteer roles include serving as a precinct inspector for all local and national elections, secretary for Mt. Antonio College relay events, and cuddler of ICU babies at the Citrus Valley Medical Center.
Atharshna Singarajah, a 12th grader at Diamond Bar High School, is recognized for the hundreds of volunteer hours she has contributed to bettering the Diamond Bar community. Anytime there is a need for volunteers, Atharshna is among the first to sign up to help. This year alone, she has helped with the collection of donations for veterans and their families through the Folds of Honor program, the sale of bracelets as a fundraiser to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, and also volunteered her time to the Canine Companions program.
To learn more about Diamond Bar Day at the Fair, including how to get free admission to the Fair on September 5, www.DiamondBarCA.gov/fair.--Courtesy of the city of Diamond Bar