The College of the Canyons Foundation celebrated Gary and Myrna Condie as the recipients of the coveted “Silver Spur” Community Service Award last Saturday at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The Award, now in its twentieth year, offers recognition and thanks for community service efforts by its recipients.
Gary and Myrna Condie’s generous and wide-ranging support for College of the Canyons has revolved around several key projects at the college, including the Performing Arts Center Endowment, the Early Childhood Education Center, the Foundation’s Silver Spur event and the Boys and Girls Club At Risk Scholarship. In addition, Gary and Myrna have served as co-chairs of the Silver Spur committee for the past three years.
The Silver Spur Celebration was originally the brainchild of LaVerne Rosa Harris, a member of the COC Foundation Board of Directors who became the 1996 Silver Spur honoree. The very first gala was held at the Gene Autry Museum in 1989, with Cliffie Stone as the recipient. The Foundation Board of Directors at the time wanted to create a signature event for the COC Foundation and also to reflect the western heritage of the Santa Clarita Valley.
Check out pictures from the event below!
Pictures courtesy of Nathan Petty (www.nathanpetty.com)