- Business Advocacy
Every year for the past 32 years, the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce has hosted a luncheon featuring the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Queen and Court at Almansor Court. Since this year is so different (no parade on Jan. 1 for people to wake up to, no Queen and Court, and no social gatherings), the Chamber switched to a virtual event and invited three former queens to give updates on their lives since their parade, share memories, and answer questions from attendees.
Representing the Tournament of Roses were former queens Queen Liana, 1993; Queen Courtney, 2009; and Queen Madison, 2015.
Chamber President Suzi Dunkel Soto welcomed the attendees and served as the moderator. City of Alhambra Mayor Sasha Renée Pérez gave a city welcome and announced the winners of the “What is Special About Alhambra?” art contest. The five winners were Evelyn Chan, first grade, Marguerita; Jasmine Line, second grade, Martha Baldwin; Hannah Lee, sixth grade, Monterey Highlands; Camila Chan, ninth grade, Mark Keppel High School; and Kylie Lam, 10th grade, Mark Keppel High School.
Stephen Perry, Tournament of Roses director/chair Queen & Court Committee, introduced the former Queens and asked them questions. Sponsor for the event was Southern California Gas Co, with rep. Helen Romero Shaw ending the webinar.