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IB Legend, Benny Holt, was Honored at May 20th IB City Council Meeting!

May 22, 2015 11:19AM ● By Paul Spear
Imperial Beach Legend, Benny Holt, was honored at the May 20th IB City Council Meeting. The event drew a huge crowd and some people had to watch in a second room where the meeting was being broadcast to. See pictures of Benny receiving awards from multiple dignitaries and friends.

Benny receive an award from the City of Imperial Beach for his 47 years o service to the City as a lifeguard. The award was presented to him by IB Lifeguard Captain Robert Stabenow and the mayor.

Benny also received awards from multiple others. In all Benny received awards from Congressman Juan Vargas who had Benny's name immortalized by putting in the US House of Representatives Congressional Records.

He also received awards from the Port of San Diego, Sweetwater High School District for his 30 plus years of service as a substitute teacher and assistant coach as he coached the Cross-Country Team.

Other awards included: County Supervisor Greg Cox, State Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and the Port of San Diego.

The Highlight of the night had to be when a group of lifeguards Benny had worked with and mentored over the years joined him for a group photo.

Benny then left the council meeting were he was mobbed by friends and peoples lives he had touched who were there to see him received his awards.

On Monday of this week, Benny sat down with me over Coco and coffee and we discussed his life. We will have ann article on that meeting in a few days.

Thank you Benny Holt for all the great things you did and for all the lives of people you touched!

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