Fourth of July Jubilee Set to Bring Family Fun to the Village

A preview of the activities for Glendora's Fourth of July celebration.

The Fourth of July is a day of family fun and celebration for all and nobody believes that more than this year's Fourth of July Jubilee commitee.

Bringing together members of the Village Business Improvement District and the City of Glendora as well as other members of the community, this year's Jubilee preparation has been an effort in teamwork.

An effort that everyone hopes will pay off this Monday, July 4 as the Glendora Village hosts the second annual "Rockin' Independence Day Jubilee."

As part of the BID's larger goal to promote the Village  as a destination for everyone, the Jubilee this year will feature a pancake breakfast, a parade, a business-community expo, live stage shows and much more.

Here is a breakdown of the days schedule:

6:30 a.m. - There will be a pancake breakfast held between the Village Eatery and Southland Properties. The breakfast is $5. In honor of those who have served and who continue to serve our country, men and women in uniform will receive a free pancake breakfast.

9 a.m. - The Fourth of July parade will begin at 9 a.m. The parade route will travel the Glendora avenue between Bennet and Foothill. This year's Grand Marshall's will be the Vet's Club of Citrus College and will feature Veteran's mostly from the current wars.

Kristina Keener Ivy of Keener Music Studio will act as the Master of Ceremonies (MC).

Other items of interest in the parade include; singing groups, classic cars, city dignitaries, horses and fire engines.

10 a.m. - Immediately following the parade there will be a business and community expo. All licensed Glendora businesses and non-profits have been invited to set up a booth in order to meet potential new customers, donors and volunteers and to gain more exposure in the community.

10:45 a.m. - local, talented entertainers will take the stage to get the Jubilee rockin'. Entertainers include; Bobby Figueroa and Corazon Pacifico at 10:45, the Stan West Blues Band at noon and the Surfaris who will play two sets, the first beginning at 1 p.m.

11 a.m. - There will be a family fun barbecue at the church of the brethren located at the corner of Glendora avenue and Carroll. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chili dogs, chips and watermelons and is $5 per person. There will also be popcorn and shaved ice available for additional purchase.

Other activities and events include a classic car show, face painting and raffle prizes. Tickets for the raffle will be available for purchase throughout the parade and business expo.

The Independence Day Jubilee committee would like to remind everyone that it is expected to be a warm day so be sure to bring plenty of sunblock, a hat and a mister to keep yourself cool and enjoying the fun all day long.

They also want to encourage attendees to help keep the Village area clean by looking for additional trash bins that will be placed along the sidewalks for your convenience.

L July 04, 2011 at 06:08 PM
Great Day. I wonder what the 5 city employees that are losing thier jobs think of the money spent for it. I know, why doesn't the City Manager offer to pay for part of it from his half a million dollar salary?
Bill C. July 04, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Though the atmosphere was great at the parade it couldn't have cost the city much. It was geared towards the kids and lasted less than twenty minutes. I don't think, looking at the budget, that even one city employee needs to lose their job, not with over 9 million and more in reserves and numbers that are based on muddled projections at best and not true math.
MellowMaverick July 04, 2011 at 07:29 PM
I hope Glendora will always be able to justify a parade now and then. There are just things the city needs to encourage to keep us united as a community.


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