Kiwanis Club of Bixby Knolls-North Long Beach Honor Volunteers
On Saturday December 6, 2008, the Kiwanis Club of Bixby Knolls/North Long Beach sponsored a dedication ceremony for long time North Long Beach community activist Martha "Mike" Croft, who passed away last year.
The Kiwanis Club purchased a plaque in Mike’s memory, which has been affixed to the recreation center at Houghton Park above a memorial garden in her honor. Approximately thirty North Long Beach leaders attended the event, including Vice Mayor Val Lerch who gave the dedication speech.
The commemorative also serves as a tribute to the countless volunteers inspired by Mike, suggested in the wording on the plaque:
In Memory of and With Grateful Appreciation to
Martha "Mike" Croft
1914 - 2007
For Her Decades of Dedicated Volunteer Work
In North Long Beach
And to the Many People She Inspired
Who Continue to Embody the Spirit
Of Community Involvement
Kiwanis Club of Bixby Knolls-North Long Beach
City of Long Beach Parks and Recreation Department