Weekend Sizzler: 4th of July Schedule of Events

July 1, 2009
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4th of July Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
Hosted by Boy Scout Troop 411, this traditional event
draws quite a crowd. Whether you come early to set up for the
parade or the country fair or you just want a great breakfast, you
can support the Scouts in the Methodist Church parking lot on D
Street across from Bonita High School.
8:00 a.m. Country Fair
This daylong event at Bonita High School includes a petting zoo,
pony rides, food vendors, craft vendors, game vendors, and lots of
entertainment. There are also events going on all day such as a
pancake eating contest in the morning, recognition of our military
families, karaoke contest, free watermelon slice, and more.
9:45 a.m. Pre-parade Harley Ride
150 shiny Harley motorcycles ride through the parade route
carrying flags representing all 50 states and all branches of the
military. Titled “One Nation Under God,” this unique pre-parade
show will certainly catch your attention.
10:00 a.m. Parade
This is a traditional hometown parade on a 2.25 mile route through
La Verne’s oldtown. Special features of this parade include:
community grand marshal(s) nominated by the public, veterans and
military families, live music, neighborhood entries, classic and
vintage cars, and more.
4:00 p.m. Deep Pit BBQ
This event is in its 46th year hosted by the Methodist Church. The
meal includes BBQ beef or turkey, coleslaw, corn, and a roll.
Children’s’ meals are also available. The church is directly across
from the high school stadium where the fireworks show takes place.
6:00 p.m. Fireworks Show
The gates open at 6:00 p.m. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. The
Mayor serves as master of ceremonies. The show includes a
concert by the band “The Answer” and a professional fireworks

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