Another Successful Year for the Scholarship Fiesta Dinner

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

We had a beautiful evening on Wednesday, June 24, to host our annual scholarship dinner at Doheny State Beach.  We appreciate the help provided by Denise Estrada, Doheny State Beach Special Events Coordinator, and Jim Miller. Jack Saunderson and his El Patio Café crew prepared and served the delicious Fiesta Dinner once again to raise funds for the scholarships in memory of his mother, Lucy, and author Doris Walker.  We also wish to thank all...

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In Memoriam: Mel Pierce

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in About DPHS, Awards, Featured, Member Profiles, Oral History, Surfing Heritage | 0 comments

DPHS Patriarch of Dana Point, August 11, 1923 – May 19, 2015. Mel and Helen Pierce were honored as DPHS Founders in 2007.  Mel lived here from the age of six, with the exception of his service in WWII, loved Dana Point and believed in serving his community. Services will be held Saturday, June 6 at 2 PM at South Shores Community Church. Please click here to read all about the lives of Mel and his family when he was named Patriarch of the...

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Buck and Judy Henderson Honored at Founders Day Event

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Awards, Events, Featured | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society honored Buck and Judy Henderson with our Founders Day Award. A reception was held at 6:30 PM, followed by Heidi Hyde presenting a power point presentation featuring the highlights and service of Judy and Buck Henderson’s life as narrated with entertaining stories from several guest speakers. Daughters Healy and Hedy described their parents’ volunteer activities in PTA, Girl Scouts and Blue Birds and...

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A Special Founders Day on Wednesday, May 13, To Honor Judy and Buck Henderson

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Awards, Events, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Dana Point Historical Society is pleased to announce our annual Founders Day honor is being awarded to Judy and Buck Henderson. Married for 42 years, Judy and Buck have contributed tirelessly as a team to the benefit of their community through their work with the DP Civic Association, creation of the City of Dana Point, creation of our Historical Society and their activities in Fire Authority, PTA/PTSO, 4H, Animal Rescue and Guide Dogs....

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