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Plaque dedicated to mudslide victims in Montecito

Posted at 3:13 PM, Sep 21, 2018

A plaque was unveiled and dedicated Thursday to the victims of the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide.

It’s located on the corner green at San Ysidro and East Valley Roads in Montecito.

There was a brief ceremony Thursday. Rev. Aimee Eyer-Delevett of All Saints by the Sea Church shared her experience as the church was converted into a triage center following the devastating mudslide.

The bronze plaque also acknowledges the heroic actions of first responders and community volunteers.

It’s a way to memorialize the events of December 2017 and January 9, 2018.

“And to remember in their own way what happened to them, how they suffered, how they helped their neighbors, how they contributed to the community, betterment over this period of time,” said Steve Hicks, Montecito Community Foundation President.

The project was funded by the Montecito Community Foundation and the Montecito Association.