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Hundreds turn out for red, white, and blue

Posted: July 4, 2012 12:57 p.m.
Updated: July 4, 2012 12:57 p.m.

Boy Scout Zach Cashin hands out American flags along Main Street during the Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade in Newhall on Wednesday.

 

The Santa Clarita Valley was awash in red, white and blue today as the Santa Clarita Fourth of July Parade wound its way past hundreds of curb-side fans for the 80th time.

As tubas tuned up and young cheerleaders stretched near Newhall Avenue and Main Street before the parade started at 9 a.m., everyone was apparently gearing up for a fun time.

Scores of vintage cars - some older than Santa Clarita - revved up their engines.

Sporty convertibles unrolled their roof, making room for local celebrities such as Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita.

From a blue Corvette convertible Santa Clarita Mayor Frank Ferry reminded families sitting curb-side to “come out to the fireworks tonight.”

The flowing purple dress worn by Miss Santa Clarita Valley Amanda Larsson-Dally spilled over the back of a black convertible as she waved to onlookers.

And, it was a shiny red convertible for Captain Paul Becker of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Department who waved and told parade watchers to enjoy the Fourth of July.

And, although the displayed colors remained the same in shades of red, white and blue, the voice of each parade participant sounded unique.

From the chorus of tiny bicycle bells chiming behind the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles float to the “a-wooo-ga, a-wooo-ga” sound of vintage car horns and from the “rat-a-tat-tat” of the Los Angeles Fife & Drum to the barbershop harmonies of the Santa Clarita Valley Men of Harmony, Santa Clarita Valley sounded joyful in several different ways.

jholt@the-signal.com

661-287-5527

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