WELLS OF LIFE TO BRING WATER TO AFRICANS
Wells of Life, a Laguna Beach-based charity founded by Nick Jordan in 2009, is on a mission to bring clean water to 1,000 communities in Uganda.
This month the group, spearheaded by photographer Lou Metzger and Ugandan priest Maximus Ssekiwala, has started drilling 10 wells that will bring clean water for Ssekiwala’s Catholic parish of 10,000 people in Africa.
So far, the organization has drilled 170 wells, changing the lives of more than 170,000 people, according to Jordan of San Juan Capistrano.
LAKE FOREST NATIVE on blue angels team
Petty Officer 1st Class Michael Hearn of Lake Forest, who is serving with the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron the Blue Angels, will participate in the Los Angeles County Air Show on Saturday and Sunday at Fox Airfield in Lancaster.
The squadron will roar across the skies as the headlining act of the event. Hearn has served in the Navy for 10 years as an aviation machinist’s mate. He is a 2005 El Toro High School graduate.
FOUNDATION TO HONOR LAGUNA HILLS COUPLE
The Orange County Chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will honor Laguna Hills residents Lauri and Steve Delson for their contributions to the cause during its 20th annual Dream Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point on Saturday.
The couple got involved after two of their three daughters developed the disease.
The gala, with a cocktail reception, silent and live auctions, dinner and entertainment, is co-chaired by Analisa Albert, Toni Berlinger and James Cueva. Information: oc.jdrf.org.
LOCAL WOMAN gets AIR FORCE WINGS
Lt. Hannah Ward, whose parents are Terri and Derwin Ward of Aliso Viejo, has completed her pilot training and is beginning her new post as a C-17 pilot for Air Force at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash.
Ward enlisted in the Air Force at age 18 in Mission Viejo. After completing basic training, she was stationed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany and deployed to Qatar, where she became a veteran of the war on terrorism.
After returning home, she served as a recruiter in Nashville, Tenn., before becoming an officer and receiving her wings.