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The Santa Clarita Valley Constitution Day Foundation will hold its first-ever Constitution Day celebration Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at West Creek Community Park. Admission is free.

It was Sept. 17, 1787, that the U.S. Constitution was first signed by 39 brave men who changed the course of history.

“This is an event that should be recognized and celebrated,” said foundation organizer Alice Khosravy. “After talking with other interested citizens, we decided it was time to organize a festival that would serve a dual purpose – education and fun.”

Geared toward families with children in kindergarten through eighth grade, the event promises to take attendees back in time. Festival goers will get to meet their founding fathers and mothers; visit 13 colonial states; participate in the ratification of U.S. Constitution; learn how to build a flag; play games and walk through a historical colonial village; and enjoy great speakers, colonial music, food and more.

The participants will breathe new life into the signing of the U.S. Constitution through creative storytelling techniques as they take on the role of delegates and sign their own weathered copies of the U.S. Constitution.

The Los Angeles Fifes and Drums will set the stage with its patriotic colonial music and historical roots; the group dates back to 1905. These talented musicians play on rope-tensioned drums handcrafted by their members, and Healy Flute Co. Deluxe Model 10-hole B-flat fifes.

Adding to the non-stop action, the Santa Clarita Valley Young Marines will perform a color guard ceremony involving the colonial flags.

“The event is non-political, siad Khosravy. “Our goal is to simply provide our community with a fun day in the sun while reminding us all how very thankful we should be for this day.”

To register for the free, family-friendly event, visit www.scvconstitutionday.org.

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