Santa Paula Council: Brandon Cabacungan Wins Inaugural Labor Day Poster Contest

By Sheryl Hamlin

Santa Paula is the only city in southern California hosting a Labor Day Parade. This was the brainchild of Joanne Wright who spearheaded the idea in 2005. Over a decade later, the parade has gained popularity gathering officials from the entire county and hundreds of participants in the parade itself. Note: Please see committee details in comments.

New to the 2017 event is a Poster Contest. Reverend Audrey Vincent and her committee worked with Michael Torres of the Santa Paula High School art department where he teaches digital media and computer art. A team of Santa Paula artists including Gail Pidduck picked the winner.

Mr. Torres said that the poster is the essence of what Labor Day means. Brandon explained that he took the picture of his father going off to work early, as millions of Americans do each day, to capture the everyday expression of labor.

Brandon Cabacugan, winner, and Michael Torres of SPHS

Below is the winning poster. The treasurer of the labor parade committee presented Brandon with a check.

2017 Winning Labor Day Poster by Brandon Cabacugan

For more information about the parade and how to enter, click here.

To watch the presentation, click here.

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One Response to Santa Paula Council: Brandon Cabacungan Wins Inaugural Labor Day Poster Contest

  1. Sheryl July 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm


    Joanne Wright was the one with the vision and initial energy of the parade. Peter Wright continues as treasurer, but was unavailable Monday due to a fall that am with the seniors walking group. Ron Merson, chair of the committee was the presenter of the check. The original committee consisted of Joanne Wright, Dora Crouch, Anita Pulido and Audrey Vincent…


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