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SCVNews.com | Opinion/Commentary: Mayor Laurene Weste Monthly Message | Fourth of July in Full Swing

LaureneWeste:LaureneWeste:Get ready to put on your red, white and blue and wave your American flags high! Here in Santa Clarita, the 4th of July is once again in full swing, which means a full day of patriotic festivities for residents.

The fun starts at 7 a.m. when the annual Independence Day Classic gets people up and running along the 10K, 5K and Kids K parade route. That’s right, the beloved hometown Fourth of July parade is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s parade will be bigger and better than ever as we honor the men and women who kept our nation and city safe throughout the pandemic. This year’s theme is “Celebrating America’s Independence and Honoring Our Frontline Personnel.”

The 90th anniversary parade will bring together thousands of participants and spectators to celebrate America’s independence, starting at 9 a.m. at Newhall Roundabout. From there, the parade heads north on Main Street, west to Lyon Avenue in front of the Newhall Library, and then north on Orchard Village Road, ending at Dalbey Drive.

Make sure you find a spot along the route to watch all the fun. Then, as the sun sets, all eyes will turn skyward for the Santa Clarita Spirit of America fireworks show. The dazzling display will once again open from Westfield Valencia city centre. As you watch the spectacular show in the sky, be sure to tune your radio to KHTS 98.1 FM and 1220 AM to hear special introductions to the fireworks show as well as patriotic music synced to the screen. I wish you all a very happy and safe July 4th.

Mayor Lorraine West is a member of the Santa Clarita City Council and can be contacted here lweste@santa-clarita.com:.

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