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Pleasant Hill celebrated
Independence Day with a BANG!

The day began with a Firecracker and ended with a Cracklin’ Finale. Over 460 entrants ran through the streets as Pleasant Hill kicked off the day with its inaugural Firecracker 5K Fun Run. Watching the starting field leap forward at the race’s start took everyone’s breath away. This event raised over $3,400 for local schools and was a true highlight of the day. Fleet Feet Sports is to be commended for putting together such a memorable event.

The 91st Division USAR Band and the return of the BBQ Dads Backyard Grill Team were highlights of the parade this year. Great accents were added by the Jazzercise Ladies and the wonderful fleet of vintage cars. The many local entries provided great color and crowd recognition. Seeing the kids along the parade route waving American flags added to the patriotic ambience and underscored the community’s spirit in celebrating the nature of this great holiday.

The Party in the Park featured great food by Back Forty Texas BBQ and two added features that the kids loved: a 20-foot climbing wall and a 22-foot giant slide. The younger kids had a great time tossing rubber chickens, trying to keep water balloons from bursting, eating watermelons, and taking train rides around the park. While the kids were immersed in their games and activities, Moms and Dads were enjoying the great stage entertainment and skits...and marveling at the 1920s era bathing suit modeled by Mayor Michael Harris at the dunk tank…see it next on the Antique Roadshow!

Not to be outdone by the earlier events, the fireworks over College Park High School were simply….the best ever! Over 5,000 crammed onto the soccer field to Oooooh and Aaaaah at the skyrockets bursting overhead. What a magnificent spectacle! Very special thanks go to Don and Norma Flaskerud of ReMax CC Connection for making it possible to enhance the “bombs bursting in air.”

The Fourth of July Commission would like to thank the City of Pleasant Hill, The Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District, the Pleasant Hill PoliceDepartment, themany PleasantHill Chamber of Commerce members who were sponsors or donated gift certificates, and the close to 100 volunteers who helped the Commission pull off this great IndependenceDay celebration for the community to enjoy.

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Leading Edge Pest Management, Inc.

1250 Contra Costa Blvd. Suite #201
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Phone: (925) 689-2222
Fax: (925) 689-2244
Toll Free: (800) 471-5555
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