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Claremont street closures, schedule for Fourth of July

The annual Fourth of July event is right around the corner, and includes the following:

The Kiwanis pancake breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at Memorial Park. The 1K kids fun run will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., beginning and ending at Memorial Park. The 5K run/walk will be held between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m., beginning and ending at Memorial Park.

Memorial Park will host booths, games and food vendors throughout the day. Anyone wishing to participate in the T. Willard Hunter Speakers’ Corner  should sign up now. Word is, there are only a few late afternoon time slots left. Contact Karen Rosenthal at karen.kmr@verizon.net for information.

The Fourth of July Parade will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m., starting at Memorial Park, traveling south along Indian Hill Boulevard, then proceeding west on Harrison Avenue, and ending at Larkin Park. Residents who don’t wish to watch the parade should avoid the area during these hours.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the fireworks show at Pomona College Strehle Track. The fireworks display will take place at around 9 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Hughes Community Center, Chamber of Commerce, Rio de Ojas, The Claremont Club, Vons and Wolfe’s Market. Ticket prices are $8 presale and $10 at the gate (if available). It typically sells out, so if you plan to attend, get your tickets now. Street closures near the show will be from 5 to 10 p.m. and include Sixth Street between Amherst Avenue and Mills Avenue, Mills Avenue between Sixth Street and First Street, Harwood Place between Mills Avenue and Brooks Avenue, Blanchard Place between Mills Avenue and Brooks Avenue, and First Street between Amherst Avenue and Mills Avenue.

For questions, call Melissa Vollaro at (909) 399-5358.

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