It takes about 250 volunteers to produce the activity-packed two-day San Clemente Ocean Festival, and every year the festival selects a volunteer to honor.
The festival’s annual Dorothy Fuller Award is named for a local resident who helped introduce the beach games in 1977, fostered their growth and came up with the festival’s slogan “Greatest Show on Surf.” She died in 2008, but her legacy lives on.
This year’s honoree is Tod Bryant, who conducts the festival’s annual rubber duck contest. It’s not just overseeing the contest and the awarding of prizes, but arranging donations of dozens of prizes for the race each year.
Bryant has volunteered with the ocean festival for 17 years, helping carry out a variety of functions from entertainment to scholarships to donations.
On a side note, “he has sailed from California to East Africa, Mahe, the Seychelle Islands and Indian Ocean,” the festival’s accolade for him said.
The festival also recognized its 2015 Dorothy Fuller Award winner, Erin Blake, a former volunteer who was unable to accept her award earlier but appeared at this year’s July appreciation…
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