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City of Anaheim celebrates the 4th of July
ANAHEIM, CA - (June 30, 2009) - As we look forward to celebrating our nation's Independence Day, the City of Anaheim would like to invite residents and visitors to the 21st annual Stars and Stripes festivities at Peralta Park (115 N. Pinney Drive in east Anaheim), and Canyon High School (220 S. Imperial Hwy. in east Anaheim) hosted by the City of Anaheim, Canyon Hills Community Council and the Anaheim Hills Rotary Club. All events take place on July 4, and Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and the Anaheim City Council members plan to participate. The schedule of activities at Peralta Park and Canyon High School are listed below:

"Firecracker" 5 /10K Run - 2K Walk and Product/Health Fair
5:30 - 10:00 a.m. at Canyon High School
Limited to 1,500 runners. Contact: Mary Witten 714-921-9621.

Pancake Breakfast
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Canyon High School Cafeteria
Bring the family and friends to enjoy pancakes, sausage, orange juice and fresh coffee. Cost is $4.00 for adults and $3.00 for children under 12. Contact: Tony Siragusa 714-281-8930.

Yankee Doodle Dog Show
10:00 a.m. at Canyon High School
Six fabulous categories - Best Dressed Dog, Cutest Dog (35lb. & under), Best Trick, Owner Doggie Look-a-like, Bigger Cutest Dog (36lb. & over) and Yankee Doodle Dog. $10.00 entry fee per dog for the first category entered and $5.00 for each additional category. Prizes and awards given in each category. Registration at 9:00 a.m. onsite the day of the event. Contact: Marc Schissler 714-609-4550.

Entertainment, Food & Game Booths

12:00 - 8:45 p.m. at Peralta Park
Bring the family, friends and neighbors to enjoy the food and games. Contact: Bernadette Clay 714-921-0446 or Paul Beckman 714-926-0512.

Fourth of July Parade
3:00 p.m. start at Canyon High.
The parade starts at Canyon High and proceeds west on Santa Ana Canyon Rd., ending at Pinney Dr. Contact: Margaret Hoien 714- 855-0992.

Fireworks Show
9:00 p.m. at Peralta Park
Pyro-Spectacular will present the spectacular fireworks display. Contact: Paul Beckman 714-926-0512.

In addition to the events listed above, fireworks will be on display at Disneyland, and following the evening's Angel game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

For more information please visit http://www.anaheim.net.

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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