The nonprofit Prayer Angels for the Military will present its 14th annual Christmas tree- and Menorah lighting ceremony for Santa Clarita Valley-based active-duty and veteran service members at Veteran’s Historical Plaza in Newhall on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m.
The Messick Family Singers
Themed a “Red, White & Blue Christmas,” this year’s event will feature highly decorated Navy fighter pilot Mike Garcia (pictured below) as Special Guest Speaker, plus live entertainment by The Messick Family Singers and singer-songwriter duo John & Marina Stratton.
The heartwarming annual ceremony will honor SCV’s military service members, past and present.
Hot cocoa, coffee and holiday treats will be provided, as SCV residents gather to hear a few words, pray for our military, enjoy Christmas songs and carols and the lighting of the Military Honor Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah.
Prayer Angels for the Military hosts the annual event, held on the first Saturday of December, with the able assistance of members of the SCV Young Marines and other local veterans groups.
Photos of SCV military service members past and present will be laminated and displayed on stars.
Photos on Blue Stars represent active-duty service members, some of whom are deployed and away from their families during the holidays.
Photos of SCV veterans are on white stars and angels.
The Gold Stars, sadly, represent a local family member who died in service to our country. As part of the lighting ceremony, the SCV Young Marines will place a wreath to honor the Santa Clarita Valley’s fallen heroes.
The Christmas tree and Menorah will be lit every night through New Year’s Day.
Veterans Historical Plaza is located at 24275 Walnut Street, Newhall 91321. Be sure to dress warmly for this wonderful outdoor celebration.
Kick-off the holiday season in style by attending a variety of shows and entertainment opportunities at The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Newhall, CA 91321, this December. From the monthly 10 by 10 Variety Night, to a dance performance, to comedy and art, The MAIN is the place to be to get into the holiday spirit.
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College of the Canyons is headed back to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship tournament for a second straight year, and the fifth time in program history, after upsetting No. 2 Irvine Valley College 3-1 on Saturday. Set scores were 25-17, 25-22, 15-25, 28-26.
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Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency for its annual comprehensive financial report for FY 2020/21.
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The Utom Conservation Fund, a group of cultural and environmental organizations, has awarded $60,000 in scholarships and fellowships to students dedicated to the conservation of the Santa Clara River, also known as Utom.
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