“Thanks Mom” | Celebrating Mother’s Day in South Pasadena: A Tribute to Our Community’s Heart

Mother's day this year. South Pasadena moms are special.
PHOTO: Steven Lawrence | SouthPasadenan.com | Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day in South Pasadena, our small yet vibrant community has a special opportunity to celebrate the remarkable women who nurture, teach, lead, and enrich our lives. South Pasadena, a city with a strong sense of community and an appreciation for its cultural and natural beauty, offers the perfect backdrop to honor our mothers in our families and our community.

In South Pasadena, known affectionately as the City of Trees, mothers have been instrumental in fostering the sense of community that binds us. Whether through organizing community events, participating in local school organizations & events, or leading business initiatives, their contributions are invaluable.

PHOTO: SouthPasadenan.com | South Pasadena Beautiful volunteers are ready to beautify the front of the Library Community Room. Posing for a photograph during the Saturday planting day are (L-R) SPB volunteers Isabela Harrington, Diane Bridges, Stephanie Payne-Campbell, Anita Williams, John Silverthorn, Gina Atkinson, President, Marcy Liu and Marianne Veach

Mothers in South Pasadena have been a driving force in the excellent educational system, which is consistently ranked among the best in California. Their involvement in educational foundations and school activities enriches our children’s learning environments and strengthens our community for future generations. Thank you again, mom.

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Mother's day south Pasadena | L-R SPPB Chair Nancy Norris, SPEF executive director Stacey Petersen, SPEF board member Grace Liu Kung as SPEF receives $1500 grant for SPHS and SPMS Wellness Centers.
PHOTO: J. Mike Kwok | The South Pasadenan | L-R SPPB Chair Nancy Norris, SPEF executive director Stacey Petersen, SPEF board member Grace Liu Kung as SPEF receives $1500 grant for SPHS and SPMS Wellness Centers.

Our local businesses, many led or supported by mothers, bring unique character and vitality to our town. Shops like Hotbox Vintage, which has been going for nearly 20 years on Mission Street; Retreat, which offers artisan crafts and curios, and Camille DePedrini Boutique, with its unique clothing labels, exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that mothers contribute to our local economy​. There are many ‘mother owned’ establishments in South Pasadena. They not only enhance our economic landscape but also create a community space for gathering, shopping, and supporting local endeavors.

South Pasadena’s natural beauty is yet another canvas for mothers’ contributions. The South Pasadena Beautiful Garden Tour and Sustainability Fair, for example, showcases the dedication of local mothers to beautifying our urban environment and promoting sustainable practices​. This event is a testament of the commitment to creating a greener, constantly rich and livable South Pasadena.

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this year, let’s also recognize the role of mothers in celebrating culture, highlighted during events like the AAPI Heritage Month celebration in Garfield Park. Such events reflect the cultural richness of South Pasadena and the role mothers play in maintaining the family-friendly atmosphere of the town.

Mother's day this year in south Pasadena
PHOTO: Mom – Sandra Young – Role model of courageous perseverance. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~ Maya Angelou

The mothers in South Pasadena are truly something extra special.

Whether they are nurturing families at home, leading projects in local schools, or running businesses, their contributions make the South Pasadena community a family.

Happy Mother’s Day