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News: 07/01/2014

4th of July in Kenwood!

Plan on being in Kenwood on July 4 for all the fun and festivities! Here's the line-up:

Empire Runners

The 43rd Annual Kenwood 3K and 10K Footraces take place starting at 7:30 a.m. Check-in and race day registration starts at 6 a.m. There is commemorative Kenwood Footrace glassware for the first 1,250 finishers. For more information, call the Race Hotline at 539-1085, or go to Runners get $5 off the pancake breakfast at the Kenwood Community Church.

Kenwood Community Church Pancake Breakfast & Auction

The Kenwood Community Church always puts on a delicious breakfast from 7 to 11:30 a.m., serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Tickets are $8 adults, $4 children. Make sure you peruse the silent auction outside the church for deals on art, wine, meals and more. The church is located at 9637 Channing Row right off of Plaza Park.

Kenwood 4th of July Hometown Parade

This year the parade starts at 10:30 a.m., a half hour later than in the past. The parade starts at Clyde Ave. and Warm Springs Road, comes down Warm Springs and then around Plaza Park. Make sure you get a good seat - bring your own chair. Parade entrants are partially scored on audience enthusiasm, so whoop it up for the parade entries and give a special cheer to the U.S. military veterans in the parade this year.

The master of ceremonies is Chris Lee. The parade judges are Pat Alexander, Adrienne Shubin, Mark Donahoe, John Magnoli and Max Kruzic. The national anthem will be sung by Laura Benward.

This year's King and Queen are Connor Burrows and Helen MacLeod.

The 2014 parade Grand Marshal is Marjorie Davis, who founded Wildlife Fawn Rescue in 1989, a program that rescues, rehabilitates, and releases injured fawns. Wildlife Fawn Rescue takes care of more than 100 fawns a year, and works closely with California Department of Fish & Game, park rangers, the Humane Society, and many other animal care agencies. Marjorie and Wildlife Fawn Rescue have received numerous accolades and awards, including state and federal recognition for unparalleled achievements for wildlife and the community.

If you want to be in the parade, go to to download a registration form.

Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood Independence Day Shindig

In Plaza Park after the parade, come enjoy an afternoon of music, food, and fun. The Tommy Thomsen Band will be entertaining with their toe-tapping western swing, BBQ fare (provided by Palooza Catering & Events) will be available for purchase, as well as beer, wine and soda. Bring your water bottle to fill up at the no-charge water station. Also bring a lawn chair to make yourself comfortable. In addition, don't miss the pie-eating contest and children's games and face-painting. Come see old friends and meet new ones at this community event!

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