In remembrance of Edna Aliewine, founder of the Watts/Willowbrook Christmas Parade and co-creator of the Watts walk of fame, officials at Ted Watkins Park in Watts, have named one of their community rooms after her, and the recognition event is scheduled to take place Saturday at 11 a.m. as part of the grand re-opening of the venue.
The park is located at 1335 E. 103rd St., Los Angeles.
Aliewine, a long-time community activist died at her home July 5 of lymphoma. Funeral services were held at Praises of Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles. She was 90.