The Pacific Palisades Community Council held its annual holiday party Thursday at . Local residents John Wilson and Robert Weber were honored with community service awards from the PPCC and Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl's office.
Wilson is a Palisades native and has been a Boy Scouts of America leader in the community for more than 50 years. He is currently the scoutmaster of local .
Wilson is also an LAPD reserve officer, a Rotary Club member and sits on the board of the Palisades YMCA.
"It's truly an honor to receive this award," Wilson told Patch.
Weber serves on the Palisades Americanism Association's board of directors and has contributed greatly to organizing Independence Day events held in town each summer. He also co-founded the "Palisades Rocks the 4th" concert that precedes the annual Fourth of July fireworks display at .
"I just feel there are so many people in the Palisades who've been contributing for so much longer than me, that I feel a little undeserving of it," Weber told Patch. "But it is a tremendous honor, and I'm very thankful that the community council has bestowed it upon me. I hope I live up to the award."
PPCC Chairwoman Janet Turner added that Weber now "gets to ride in the parade that he produces." Community Service Award winners traditionally are featured in the July Fourth festivities.
Norman Kulla from Rosendahl's office attended the event and presented Wilson and Weber with official certificates recognizing their prowess for community service.
In addition to a potluck holiday feast, PPCC members and other partygoers enjoyed entertainment by the rambunctiously comedic magician Micah Cover.
Click through the photo gallery for snapshots of the awards ceremony and the holiday party!