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News: 06/15/2016

Pancakes, auction, parade, running, dancing — a July 4th smorgasbord



Grand Marshal named


This year’s Grand Marshal for the Kenwood Fourth of July Hometown Parade is WWII U.S. Army Veteran Bob Reid, an Oakmont resident. Reid served in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge. Read more details about Reid in the July 1 issue of the Kenwood Press.

There is still time to get your parade application in, but hurry! Cars, floats, kids, animals — everyone is invited to march in the parade and show your red, white and blue. This year’s parade is being organized by the Kenwood School Association (KSA), and KSA is looking for community volunteers to help out in order to keep the July 4th tradition going strong. Send an email to info@kenwoodparade.com.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. sharp and travels down Warm Springs Road from Clyde Avenue, and around Plaza Park.

Email info@kenwoodparade.com for a parade application or download one at www.kenwoodparade.org. You can also pick up applications at the Kenwood Press office in the Kenwood Shopping Center, 8910 Sonoma Hwy. And best of all, it’s free!

KCC Pancake Breakfast, auction


Kenwood knows how to celebrate a holiday, especially Fourth of July. The day will include Kenwood Community Church’s delicious Pancake Breakfast, served from 7 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12.

The church’s Silent Auction, located on the edge of the park, runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For easier browsing, auction items will be grouped by category, such as art, dining, wine, entertainment, gift baskets. There will be more affordable items for children this year. Winning bidders who leave before the auction closes will be notified by phone. The church will accept cash or checks, but cannot process credit cards.

Kenwood Footrace celebrates 45 years


Before the community takes to the streets for the parade, runners from all over Sonoma County will have already made their rounds during the annual Kenwood Footrace. The Kenwood Footrace turns 45 this year and holds the distinction as the oldest running 10K footrace in California. In addition, the event also features a USATF Certified 3K race. Registration is open for both events now.

Race entry includes commemorative Kenwood Footrace glassware for the first 1,250 finishers. (The Top 100 10K finishers receive a special stainless steel pint glass.) All racers receive $5 off Pancake Breakfast at Kenwood Community Church, which happens before, during and after the race.

The race starts and finishes at Kenwood Plaza Park. Check-in and race day registration starts at 6 a.m. The 3K race begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 10K at 7:33 a.m.

For more information and to register in advance, visit www.kenwoodfootrace.com.

Fourth of July Shindig in Plaza Park


The Rotary Club of Glen Ellen-Kenwood will once again be hosting a community party in Plaza Park after the parade, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The party will feature games, live music, food, beer, wine, soft drinks and more.

Tasty BBQ fare will be supplied by Palooza. Music to dance to will be provided by Urban Oasis.

After the parade, just walk a few more feet into Plaza Park and enjoy this Kenwood community tradition.


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