Mel Pierce will be named Dana Point Historical Society Patriarch at the organization’s May 13 meeting. Pierce is shown here with his Lorrin “Whitey” Harrison-made redwood and balsa board at the foot of Cove Road, circa 1938. Photo: Courtesy of the Dana Point Historical Society
Mel Pierce will be named Dana Point Historical Society Patriarch at the organization’s May 13 meeting. Pierce is shown here with his Lorrin “Whitey” Harrison-made redwood and balsa board at the foot of Cove Road, circa 1938. Photo: Courtesy of the Dana Point Historical Society

By Andrea Swayne

The Dana Point Historical Society will present its annual Founders Day Honors and name the society’s patriarch at a special May 13 meeting.

Buck and Judy Henderson will receive Founders Day Honors for their contributions to the community via work with the Dana Point Civic Association, Orange County Fire Authority, PTA/PTSO, 4-H, animal rescue and guide dogs as well as for their role in the creation of the city of Dana Point and the Dana Point Historical Society.

Mel Pierce will also be named the society’s patriarch, honoring him as a role model for his contributions and loyalty as a resident of Dana Point since 1930. Mel’s family moved to the city when his father began a job with Sidney H. Woodruff Real Estate in 1929 and was among the first volunteers to serve on the Doheny Fire Department, which he helped establish in 1958.

The event is set for Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Avenue. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call the Historical Society at 949.248.8121.

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