The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual New Heroes Celebration at the Le Merigot hotel, 1704 Ocean Ave., at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 22.

The event is a welcome celebration for Santa Monica’s newest educators, police officers and fire fighters, as well as an honorary ceremony for recipients of a top Santa Monica public service accolade — the Inspirational Hero Award.

The winners of the 2013 award are: Dr. Steve Marcy, longtime Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District educator and local Boy Scout troop leader; Officer Adam Barry and retired police canine Landor, partners of six years who served the Santa Monica Police Department; and Marco Franco, a “young inspirational hero” who has volunteered with the Santa Monica Fire Training Division for two years.

Tickets to the function are available at

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