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Message from Mayor Bob Kellar
| Monday, Jul 1, 2013

bobkellar2012Hello and welcome to summer!

If you and your family are planning on being 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 it out at www.scvparade.com.

Finally, the annual Fourth of July Fireworks show will commence at 9:15 p.m. at the 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 fifth annual Youth Sports Festival, Saturday, Aug. 17, 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 more information, visit www.santa-clarita.com.

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

 

Bob Kellar is mayor of the city of Santa Clarita.

 

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