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A Welcome Home for JoJo!

Photo by: Andrew Bettridge

Joseph Diaz Jr. gets a warm welcome home.

Ken Rausch

By Ken Rausch
South El Monte, CA – Olympian Joseph “JoJo” Diaz was welcomed home by the City of South El Monte with a old-fashioned parade and celebration. Fresh back from London where JoJo competed in the Olympics, the community honored his achievements.
On hand for the celebration were South El Monte Mayor Louis Aguinaga and the City Council who presented him with the Key to the City. Congresswoman Judy Chu also addressed the large crowd and presented JoJo with a Proclamation stating how proud everyone is to have an Olympian in our community and her district. The El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce was there to present our Olympian with a commemorative plaque.
The event coincided with the City of South El Monte’s free Concerts in the Park series at Mary Van Dyke Park.

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