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Guest commentary by Mayor Frank Ferry
| Sunday, Jul 1, 2012

Frank Ferry

I hope  you and your family are enjoying these warm summer days.  If you plan to be  in town for the Fourth of July, there are some great activities and events with real hometown flair.

Beginning at 8 a.m., the Santa Clarita Runners will once again host the Independence Day 5K and 10K at Newhall Park.  The race runs along the parade route, and you can sign up at www.scrunners.org.

Then at 9 a.m., the Fourth of July Parade will begin its mile-long route down Main Street, Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road before finishing on 16th Street.  For more information, check out www.scvparade.com.

Finally, the annual 4th of July Fireworks show will commence at 9:15 p.m. at Westfield Valencia Town Center.  (While you’re watching the fireworks show, be sure to tune into the live broadcast of the soundtrack on KHTS AM-1220).

If you love sports, you may be interested in the City’s Youth Sports Festival on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex, located at 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway.  The event is part of our celebration and commitment to a healthy lifestyle through physical fitness activities.  The Youth Sports Festival will include free fun and games, performances, great raffle prizes, music and food.  For information, visit www.santa-clarita.com.

Finally, it is my pleasure to let you know that we will soon be celebrating the grand opening of the Old Town Newhall Library.  The grand opening date is Saturday, Sept. 29, at 10:30 a.m. and everyone is invited.  Special tours, a street fair, authors and artists, children’s events, giveaways and so much more will be part of the grand opening celebration.  For information, visit www.santaclaritalibrary.com.

I love to hear from our community, so please feel free to email me directly at fferry@santa-clarita.com.

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