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  1. 1. 107thAnnual Fourth of July CelebrationHuntington Beach, CaliforniaCelebratingFreedomOfficial SouvenirProgram
  2. 2. 1July 210:00 AM–9:00 PM Pier Plaza Festival, Huntington Beach Pier. Entertainment:4:00 PM–5:00 PM Huntington Beach Dance6:00 PM–7:00 PM TUPUA Productions8:00 PM–9:00 PM Adam HoJuly 310:00 AM–9:00 PM Pier Plaza Festival, Huntington Beach Pier Entertainment1:30 PM–4:00 PM RockStars, Students Performing Hits from 1975-19795:00 PM–7:00 PM RockStars, Staff Performs the Great Dance Hits of the ‘70s and ‘80s7:30 PM–9:00 PM RockStars, Adult Students Performing Hits from 1975-1979July 46:00 AM Pancake Breakfast in Lake Park, Sponsored by Kiwanis of Huntington Beach. Located at Lake Park on Main Street between 11th& 12thStreets.7:00 AM–Noon Surf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo, Worthy Park: 17th& Main Street10:00 AM–Noon 107thAnnual 4thof July Parade begins at Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and 8thStreet, then heads south on PCH to Main Street, and then continues up Main Street, ending past Yorktown.10:00 AM–9:00 PM Pier Plaza Festival, Live Entertainment & Expo. Look for K-EARTH 101 along with your favorite vendors and activities, at this year’s Pier Plaze Festival! In addition, Main Street will be closed from 1:00 PM–7:00 PM for more family activities. Entertainment:1:00 PM–2:30 PM Surf City Trivia, Hosted by Matt Liffreing on the K-EARTH 101 Stage3:00 PM–4:30 PM Adam Ho5:00 PM–6:00 PM Amy Scruggs7:00 PM–9:00 PM Soul Shadows9:00 PM Fireworks Show, HB Pier, Main & PCH. Please note: the pier will only be accessible to VIP Seating ticket holders after 7:00 PM.CelebrationEventstable ofcontentsFourth of July Celebration Directors & Board Members ......2Celebrating Freedom on July 4th............................................3A Fourth of July Welcome From Mayor Joe Carchio ............4Councilmembers & Elected Officials ...................................4Fireworks Over the Ocean ....................................................5Jim Engle, Bill Gallienne Award Winner...............................6Happy 4thof July to Everyone!...............................................9Celebrity Grand Marshal, Danny Trejo.................................10Surf City Grand Marshal, Dick Dale.....................................11Sports Grand Marshal, Rex Hudler.......................................12Teen Grand Marshal, Garrett Ryan.......................................12Military Grand Marshal, Colonel Terry Knight.....................13Community Grand Marshal, Natalie Kotsch.........................14Celebrity Guest, Amy Grabow..............................................15Military Guest, Brigadier General Keith Jones.......................15Celebrity Guest, Amy Scruggs...............................................16Celebrity Guest K-EARTH 101 FM’s Gary Bryan................16Celebrity Guest, Darrell Sheets..............................................16Military Grand Marshal, Captain Roger Laferriere................17Miss Huntington Beach & Her Court...................................20107thAnnual 4thof July Parade / Celebrating Freedom..........222011 Surf City Run...............................................................24Community Support.............................................................30The Thundering Third...........................................................32Logo Designers......................................................................35Best Buddies Blues Band.......................................................36CoverPhotoofNavySailorsCourtesyofNatalieCalderwood
  3. 3. 2 3More than 107 years ago, the people of Huntington Beachstarted a tradition of Celebrating Freedom. With ournation’s Independence Day as its backdrop, young and oldgathered along Main Street to cheer as the parade passed by.A day at the beach was in order complete with hot dogs, icecream, cool sodas and cotton candy. City parks were filledto overflowing with sack races, watermelon and pie eatingcontests and sun-kissed kids energized by the wonder of it all.As the years glided by, Huntington Beach’s 4thof JulyCelebration became a year-round volunteer effort with aparade that has evolved into more than 300 entries featuringcelebrities, bands, community groups, floats, local andregional dignitaries and honored members of our armedforces who have preserved the security and freedom of ourcountry since its inception. Now known as the “largest 4thofJuly Parade west of the Mississippi,” folks come from milesaround to see the parade and enjoy the day.Events have been added that now include an entire day ofcelebration. Starting with the early morning Surf City 5KRun and Fitness Expo, and the Pancake Breakfast in LakePark, these early birds can claim easy parking and a primeviewing location ahead of an expected crowd numberingin the tens of thousands along the historic Main StreetParade Route.Entertainment that lasts the whole afternoon can be enjoyedat the Pier Plaza Festival on the Pier at Main and Pacific CoastHighway. Displays, food, souvenirs, and activities for kids ofall ages fill the hours while last minute preparations are madefor the spectacular night time Fireworks Extravaganza shotfrom the end of the Huntington Beach Pier. At dusk all eyesturn toward the Pacific as the first shells light up the night sky.This fun-filled day will capture the imagination of all whoembrace the idea of Celebrating Freedom. Join us for all thefun. Bring your family, neighbors and friends to HuntingtonBeach’s largest celebration of the year—the 107thAnnualHuntington Beach 4thof July Parade and Celebration whereeveryone in town will be Celebrating Freedom!Directors &boardmembersCelebrating Freedom on July 4thJon Ross, Vice ChairKaren Pedersen, ChairPatricia Stier, Director,2011 Fourth of July CelebrationStacey Newton, Assistant Director,2011 Fourth of July CelebrationJeff CarnivalCraig LumbLinda VircksGil Coerper Chris YoungLinda CoueyAndi Kowal
  4. 4. 4 5Welcome to the Annual Celebration of our fabulous Fourth of July Parade.One hundred and seven years ago, the residents of Huntington Beach helda Fourth of July parade even before the City was incorporated. That is howimportant this event is to our community. Even though the automobiles havechanged, the floats are more “high tech” and the band members sometimeswear Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses, one thing has not changed…The Huntington Beach Annual Fourth of July Parade is still the bestcommunity event of the year and celebrates our city’s commitment to ourcountry and its independence. It showcases the dedication of our residentsand leaders and demonstrates the collaboration of our volunteer groups,elected officials and businesses.Congratulations to our grand marshals and honored guests who are the ambassadors of the parade. We are so proud to haveyou all in our city to share this extraordinary day with the Huntington Beach community. A special congratulations to ourCommunity Grand Marshal—Natalie Kotsch. Natalie is a deserving individual who sets an example for all of the consummatevolunteer. Also congratulations to the Bill Gallienne Awardee—Former Community Services Director Jim Engle. Jim spent hiscareer making sure the City’s quality of life was enhanced through recreation and human services.We wish you all- residents and visitors alike- a safe and entertaining July 4th. Thank you for joining us to celebrate 100 plusyears of our community’s best event. Your support and demonstrated patriotism is what makes Huntington Beach so specialand this event so wonderful.Joe CarchioMayor, City of Huntington BeachLeft to Right: Don Hansen,Joe Carchio, Matthew Harper,Joe Shaw, Connie Boardman,Keith Bohr, Devin DwyerZambelli, the First Family of Fireworks, combinesfour generations of family fireworks expertise for theFireworks Spectacular that will light up the night skyover the Huntington Beach Pier.Established by patriarch and one-time fireworker,Antonio Zambelli, the Zambelli FireworksManufacturing Company is now known world-wideas the industry standard in design and technology.Headquartered in New Castle, PA, the Zambelli familycarries on the dreams, dedication and precision infusedinto the business by Antonio.Fireworks music is choreographed by Jeff Eidemiller.As always, Jeff does a great job of mixing popularmusic along with traditional and patriotic music thataudiences expect at a fireworks show.All afternoon, the 4thof July Celebration’s exclusiveRadio Partner, K-EARTH 101, will provide musicbetween performances on the K-EARTH 101 Stageand LIVE on the Plaza at the Pier Plaza Festival from10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.Just prior to the Fireworks Show at 9:00 PM,Soul Shadows will perform. Since 1999, the SoulShadows have been performing jazz, swing, R&B,soul, Motown, funk and disco throughout SouthernCalifornia. With both male and female vocalists and adynamite horn section, they authentically recreate thesounds of your favorite artists.Reserved fireworks show seating is available on the HBPier. Tickets can be purchased at City Hall, 2000 MainStreet. For more information, visit the celebrationwebsite at www.hb4thofjuly.org. Seats are limited.A Fourth of July WelcomeFrom MayorJoe CarchioFireworksover theOceancouncilmembers& electedofficials
  5. 5. 62011 Bill Gallienne Award Winner, Jim Engle, has served the Cityof Huntington Beach for over 37 years and as Community ServicesDirector since 2003. This vital city department includes BeachOperations, Marine Safety, Recreation, Human Services, CulturalServices and beach, park and recreation development.He enjoyed working with all types of groups from businesses to non-profits to help make them more successful as they served the city.This also included assisting the Fourth of July Executive Board thatconducts the city’s annual 4thof July Celebration.Together with the Fourth of July Executive Board and hisCommunity Services Department staff, Jim has labored tirelesslyto provide Huntington Beach residents and all who visit Surf Citywith a consistently high quality 4thof July Parade and Celebration.The Bill Gallienne Award is given each year to an outstandingindividual assisting the Fourth of July Executive Board. BillGallienne was instrumental in keeping the annual parade goingduring the depression. Fondly known to Huntington Beach localsas “Generalissimo”, Gallienne ensured the continuity of HuntingtonBeach’s historic tradition that has continued for 107 years.bill gallienne award winnerJim EngleHoag is proud to support theHuntington Beach community and4th of July parade and celebration.Hoag has proudly supportedbeach safety in Orange Countyfor over 32 years.Check out www.hoag.org/projectwipeoutto download free beach safety materialsand for more information on protectingyour family at the beach.
  6. 6. 9Happy 4thof July to everyone!The Huntington Beach Independent isproud to be the Exclusive Print MediaSponsor of the 2011 Huntington Beach4th of July Parade and Celebration.Happy Fourth of Julyhbindependent.comOur Fourth of July celebrations are perhaps even more special this year.It is almost ten years since terrorists destroyed people and buildings inan all out effort to annihilate America. They misjudged one factor—the American people, their courage and tenacity. As we watch ourspectacular parade, look at the smiling faces around you as we all rejoicein the freedom and the strength in adversity of our great nation. Andplease hold a special thought, on this celebratory day, for all the bravemen and women who would love to be waving a flag with us, butinstead are risking their lives in countries around the world, to keep ourlives here sane, safe, and peaceful.Of course, we wouldn’t have a parade at all if it wasn’t for the effort anddedication expounded to the City of Huntington Beach by the Fourthof July Executive Board, and for the continued support of our evergenerous sponsors, who provide gifts of hotel rooms, food, and parkingspaces, restaurant meals, merchandise, and media coverage that tells theworld what fun we are having. Add the welcome cash donations, andall who contribute to create a fabulous Fourth. Every company, townor group who worked hard to build a beautiful float for us to see, theyoung people in the bands who have practiced hard to be able to makegreat music for us, all add joy to our day.Our city employees, who volunteer their help and expertise in everycapacity to make sure that everything runs safely and smoothlyfor everyone. Thanks and appreciation is given to all these caringindividuals and groups.Whether you are lucky enough to live in our beautiful city, or maybeyou are visiting from across the nation or the even the sea, please enjoythis very special day in Huntington Beach!Patricia StierDirector, Fourth of July Executive Board
  7. 7. 10 11Surf City Grand Marshal Dick Dale is an avid surfer who pioneered anentire genre of American music with his unique style of staccato pickingand reverb-drenched sound, earning him the title “King of the SurfGuitar” by his surfer buddies.Dick Dale and the Del-Tones re-opened the famedRendezvous Ballroom in Balboa, California and becamethe star attraction, playing nightly to thousands of screaming teenagers.Over a vast career of 50 years, he has received an extensive number of Lifetimeawards and was nominated for a Grammy for music in the teen movie, Back tothe Beach.Dale was inducted into the Surfing Hall of Fame in San Diego, theHollywood Rock Walk of Fame, White House Congressional Hall of Records,and First Presidential Historical Society as a Lifetime Member. In addition,more than 100,000 of Dick Dale’s peers voted him into Nashville’s MusiciansRock n Roll Hall of Fame Museum.Dick Dale, “King of the Surf Guitar,” will be forever known as the manbehind the epic instrumental “Misirlou” from Pulp Fiction and most recentlywith The Black Eyed Peas Platinum CD Pump It.DICK DALESURF CITYGrandMarshalThe 2011 Fourth of July Executive Board is pleased to announceActor/Producer Danny Trejo has been named the 2011 CelebrityGrand Marshal. Mr. Trejo will be riding in this year’s parade themedCelebrating Freedom.Danny Trejo is a true “Renaissance Man.” From difficultpersonal experiences to helping young people battle drug andalcohol addiction, to acting and producing, the name, face andachievements of Danny Trejo are well recognized in Hollywood.Danny Trejo has starred in a variety of Hollywood movies including action oriented movies such as Ranchero,Heat and Con Air as well as family friendly fare like Harold & Kumar 3, Spy Kids and the newest Muppet Movie. Hiscurrent project is Blacktino which will be released in 2011. Trejo has also been in several television shows includingMonk, Desperate Housewives and The Good Guys.In 2000, Trejo formed his own production company. His first producing effort was the award winning short “An Eyefor Talent” followed by “The Animal Factory.” Along with Trejo’s impressive list of credits, this devoted father of threeand youth intervention counselor bring him the most satisfaction.CelebrityGrandMarshalDanny TrejoCelebrating FreedomHuntington Beach, CaliforniaRecycling Rangers Rachel and Rick,Rainbow Disposal and the Environmental Education Teamwould like to wish Huntington Beach and Fountain Valleya Happy Holiday!July 4th 2011
  8. 8. 12 13COL Terry Knight joined the Army in 1969 and wasaccepted into Officer Candidate School. Upon beingcommissioned as an Army Combat Intelligence Officer,he was assigned to the National Security Agency. Hejoined the California National Guard in 1980 and servedas a Public Affairs Officer for the Selective Service Systemfor 18 years.In May of 1999, COL Knight was hired as the State Director of PublicAffairs for the California National Guard. After two years as PA andMarketing Director for the Cal Guard’s Youth Programs, Knight returnedto the Joint Force Headquarters in 2006 as Director of CommunityRelations. Since 2000, the Community Relations division of CNGPublic Affairs has been honored six times as best program in the nationby the National Guard Bureau.His military decorationsinclude the MeritoriousService Medal (2) w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal(2) w/Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal and theSelective Service Meritorious Service Medal. COL Knight is a member ofnumerous organizations including the UCR Alumni Association, ScreenActors Guild, American Federation of Radio and Television Artists andSacramento Press Club.MilitaryGrandMarshalColonelTerry KnightSports Grand Marshal Rex Hudler completed his 11thseason as the Angels’Baseball color analyst on FOX Sports and KCOP. A veteran of 30 years inprofessional baseball, 21 years as a player, Hudler, nicknamed “WonderDog” during his playing career, played three seasons for the Angels(1994-1996) as an infielder and outfielder. In his final season with theclub, Hudler recorded a .311 average and career-high 16 home runs in 92games. In 774 career major league games, Hudler registered a .261 averagewith 56 home runs and 169 RBI. His minor league career consisted of1,083 games.Hudler began his award winning broadcastingcareer as a special correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning Americaduring the 1997 playoffs, the World Series and 1998 Super Bowl. He was honoredas the 2003, 2005 and 2007 Television Color Analyst by the Southern CaliforniaSports Broadcasters for his work on Angels broadcasts for KCAL and Fox Sports.He won an Emmy in 2004 for Angels in the Infield.Hudler is active in Angels’ baseball clinics and makes motivational speakingengagements throughout the year. Hudler and his wife Jennifer founded“Team Up for Down Syndrome” to help support the Down Syndromecommunity nationwide.In February 2002, the Goodwill Industries of Orange County honored Hudlerwith the Walter Knott Service Award. The Hudlers were also awarded the 2007Humanitarian Award by Stillpoint Resources. In 2008 they were given the“Changing The World” award by Chapman University. In 2009, Hudler wasselected by the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association as BestAnalyst in both radio and television for his work with the Angels.Born in Newport Beach, California, Garrett Ryan began acting at a young age. Atthe age of six, Garrett booked his first job, a national Clorox commercial.Soon after, Garrett booked many more commercials and landed his first televisionrole on the CBS-TV series Cold Case. He continued to land episodics one afteranother including roles on Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, Heroes, and most recently, arecurring role on the long-running daytime series, The Young and the Restless. Garrettcontinues to expand his acting repertoire, landing roles on film projects as well.His movie credits include SweetNothing in My Ear, a TV movie,as well as the feature films DarkHouse and Trust. He next stars inJudy Moody and the Not BummerSummer as ‘Rocky,’ a friend of‘Judy Moody’ who comes back from circus camp and shows her a few tricks he’slearned. The film is scheduled for release May 2011. Garrett enjoys singing anddancing and playing sports.SportsGrandMarshalTeen GrandMarshalREX HUDLERGarrett Ryan500 pacific coast highwayhuntington beach, ca 92648on the second floor of shorebreak hotel714.960.5050 restaurantzimzala.comfollow us on facebook and twitterzimzala is a joie de vivre restaurantafter a day at the beach, chill with friendsat zimzala. chat over thirst-quenchingbeach-inspired cocktails, and a tasty newmenu that includes sloppy joe sliders andsoft house-baked pretzels.happy hour specials 3 to 7 p.m. dailycall today to book your summer celebration!join us for food,drinks, and fun...steps from the beach.
  9. 9. 14 15Amy was born and raisedin Huntington Beach, CAwhere her parents still reside.She attended Marina HighSchool, Huntington BeachHigh School, and she was in TheAcademy of the Performing Arts. Amy comes from a familyof artists, from photographers to painters and was always encouraged to be creative.It was her love of comedy and improvisation that attracted her to acting.Amy’s been able to secure numerous commercials and roles in a number of film/TV projects such as “The Kids Are Alright,” “Supernatural,” “Monk,” “CrossingJordan,” & “Mad TV” just to name a few. Amy’s best known for her lead role inHallmark Channel’s “Though None Go With Me” and for portraying ‘Dr. RachelAdair’ in “General Hospital.” She’s had the privilege of working with some ofHollywood’s elite talent such as Annette Bening, Lori Loughlin, Johnny Messner,Cheryl Hines, Megan Mullaly, Jeremy London, Jensen Ackles, Jill Hennessy,and Tony Shalhoub. Amy’s an up and coming star that’s on the rise and shinesbrighter everyday.celebrityGuestAmy GrabowBrigadier General Keith D.Jones serves as the AssistantDivision Commander(Maneuver) for the 40thInfantry Division, California Army NationalGuard, and also serves as Commanding General of the Joint ForcesTraining Base, Los Alamitos. He is responsible to the Division Commander forall matters pertaining to organization, training and mobilization readiness of the40thInfantry Division.Among Brigadier General Jones’ impressive collection of awards and decorations, he has earned the Legion of Merit,Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal,Humanitarian Service Medal, California Medal of Merit and the California Commendation Medal.Brigadier General Jones completed a United Army War College Fellowship at Carlisle Barracks, PA and holds a BS fromCalifornia University San Luis Obispo.MilitaryGuestBrigadier GeneralKeith D. JonesWhen Natalie Kotsch arrived in Huntington Beach in 1976, she didn’t justfind a place to live, she jumped into community service. She chaired thecommittee to develop the first ordinance for Mobile Home Park Conversionand the Downtown Merchants Guild.And, in the early 1980s, thevision that would become herlife’s work and passion began to take shape: a museum celebrating the surfing culturethat had put Huntington Beach on the map. Its purpose is to tell the story of surfingand it’s historic link to “Surf City.” In 1987, a small, city-owned building on Walnutbecame its location, and in 1987, the Huntington Beach International SurfingMuseum was officially opened.Small but dynamic, the museum has become an international icon and houses someof the most valuable artifacts of surfing culture in the world, including fellow paradehonoree, Dick Dale’s, first electric guitar.Along the way, Natalie earned the distinctions of Citizen of the Year in 1991, Realtorof the Year in 1992, and was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in 1998.In Natalie Kotsch, a small town Canadian girl turned surfing icon, “CelebratingFreedom” meant the freedom to celebrate her community, dream big and leave aplace better for having lived there.CommunityGrandMarshalNatalie KotschAlbertsons has everythingValid through 7/31/11off$5any purchase of $50or more with PreferredSavings CardLimit ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER PER TRANSACTION.May not be combined with any other transaction sizeoffers. Minimum purchase requirement is calculated afterredemption of all manufacturer’s and store coupon andexcludes money orders, lottery tickets, gift certicates/giftcards, stamps, transportation tokens, alcohol, tobacco,prescriptions, fluid dairy, fuel and convenience storepurchases. Not valid toward previous purchase. Void ifcopied. In the event of product return savings may bededucted from refund.summer celebrations.you need for your®16600 Bolsa Chica St.7201 Yorktown Ave.19640 Beach Blvd.9051 Atlanta Blvd.Visit one of your local Huntington Beach Albertsons stores:
  10. 10. 16 17Captain Roger Laferriere is a native of Lowell, Massachusetts, and received hiscommission from the Coast Guard in 1988. One of his first assignments was inassisting with the response to the EXXON VALDEZ oil spill.In 2003, he returned to the Atlantic Strike Team to assume command. While therehe was involved in several high profile events, including Hurricane Katrina where hewas responsible for the managing the cleanup of an 8.2 million gallon oil spill, thesecond largest spill in U.S. history.In 2006, then CDR Laferriere was assigned as Deputy Sector Commander ofSector Honolulu. While there his unit successfully responded to a 6.7 magnitudeearthquake, several tsunamisurge events, and a 300,000gallon oil spill on Naval StationPearl Harbor.Most recently, Captain Laferriere wasassigned as Incident Commander forthe Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, thelargest spill in U.S. history.CAPT Laferriere has a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science, a Masters of Sciencein Industrial Hygiene and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Marine Corps WarCollege. He has extensive experience in the use of the Incident Command System, and isone of a handful of Coast Guardsman qualified to the highest level of ICS: Type I IncidentCommander. He has served over 23 years in the Coast Guard, primarily in the MarineSafety field.Captain RogerLaferriereMilitaryGrandMarshalEver the gambler, Darrell has been addicted to the “high” of storage auctions for32 years. While others have turned the gambling side of storage buying into steadybusinesses, Darrell is always going for the “big hit.” Boasting a big game, Darrellis quick to tell you about the four Picassos and the world’s most lucrative comicbook collection that he has scored through storage auctions. With his son Brandon,Darrell has a small operation based on low volume, no overhead, and high value. If alocker doesn’t have the big score, Darrell will sell it away before he picks through it.After years in the business, Darrell no longer collects: “The only thing I collect thesedays is dead presidents.” Darrell takes pride in the adventure and education storagebuying has provided him. It’s a lifestyle and skill set he hopes to pass on to his son.celebrityGuestDarrell SheetsGary Bryan is in the driver’s seatevery morning at the home of“The Greatest Hits on Earth”…K-EARTH 101. Named a“Legend of Radio” in 1998 by the NationalAssociation of Broadcasters, “Gary Bryan in the Morning” continuesto supply Southern California commuters with a healthy dose of music, fun andentertainment weekday mornings from 5-10 AM.Since 2004, K-EARTH 101 has been a popular radio partner and generous sponsorof the Huntington Beach 4thof July Celebration, providing entertainment, musicand a live broadcast from the Pier Plaza Festival.Gary BryancelebrityGuestCelebrity Guest Amy Scruggs hasbeen singing since the age of three.Now a mother of four, she is livingout her dreams.Amy was featured in the July09 issue of Country WeeklyMagazine as well as the Sept 09cover story for Nashville Music Guide. Since 2008 Amy hasopened for country greats including Clint Black, Charlie Daniels, Little Texas,Hal Katchum, Phil Vassar, Josh Gracin and others. Scruggs’ new single, “Comin’Home,” is a celebration song for our military heroes. Amy enjoys an endorsementby the AMVETS service foundation for California.In 2010, Amy began dedicating all of her performances to US Veterans andTroops. With 3 years of life changing work behind her, she is excited andhumbled and continues into 2011 with a full schedule of military and veteranevents. Most noteworthy are the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Programs andthe Silver Helmet Award Ceremony at Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.Amy ScruggscelebrityGuestPREFERRED CUSTOMERSAVINGS & OFFERSSTRETCH YOUR DOLLARSWHENEVER YOU SHOP ATTHE STRAND. PRESENT YOURPREFERRED CUSTOMERCARD WITH PURCHASES ATPARTICIPATING RETAILERS ANDRESTAURANTS TO SAVE.ENJOY YOUR SHOPPINGEXPERIENCE!PRESENT THIS VOUCHER AT THE SHOREBREAK HOTEL FRONT DESKAT THE STRAND TO RECEIVE YOUR FREE PREFERRED CUSTOMER CARD.5TH AND PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY1 BLOCK NORTH OF MAIN ST. 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  12. 12. 20Left to right: Hayleigh Green, 1stRunner Up;Hana Smith, Miss Huntington Beach 2011;Melissa Khoury, Princess; Paige Terry, Princess;Alexandra Hart, Princess;Miss Huntington Beach & Her CourtAlzheimer’s Family Services Center • American CancerSociety • Bolsa Chica Conservancy • Boys and Girls Clubsof Huntington Valley • Brea Chamber of Commerce •Centennial Celebration of Huntington Beach • Diamond BarChamber of Commerce • Friends of Roland Unified SchoolDistrict Foundation • Friends of Youth Foundation •Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade • Huntington BeachChamber of Commerce • Huntington Beach School District• Huntington Beach Tree Society • Orange County BusinessCouncil • Orange County United Way •  Project SelfSufficiency • Rancho Los Amigos Foundation • RegionalChamber of the San Gabriel Valley • R.M. Pyles Boys Camp• Share Our Selves • Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center •YMCA of Orange County • Yorba Linda Chamber ofCommerce • Alzheimer’s Family Services Center • AmericanCancer Society • Bolsa Chica Conservancy • Boys and GirlsClubs of Huntington Valley • Brea Chamber of Commerce •Centennial Celebration of Huntington Beach • Diamond BarChamber of Commerce • Friends of Roland Unified SchoolDistrict Foundation • Friends of Youth Foundation •Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade • Huntington BeachChamber of Commerce • Huntington Beach School District• Huntington Beach Tree Society • Orange County BusinessCouncil • Orange County United Way •  Project SelfSufficiency • Rancho Los Amigos Foundation • RegionalChamber of the San Gabriel Valley • R.M. Pyles Boys Camp• Share Our Selves • Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center •YMCA of Orange County • Yorba Linda Chamber ofCommerce • Alzheimer’s Family Services Center • AmericanCancer Society • Bolsa Chica Conservancy • Boys and GirlsClubs of Huntington Valley • Brea Chamber of Commerce •Centennial Celebration of Huntington Beach • Diamond BarChamber of Commerce • Friends of Roland Unified SchoolDistrict Foundation • Friends of Youth Foundation •Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade • Huntington BeachChamber of Commerce • Huntington Beach School District• Huntington Beach Tree Society • Orange County BusinessCouncil • Orange County United Way •  Project SelfSufficiency • Rancho Los Amigos Foundation • RegionalChamber of the San Gabriel Valley • R.M. Pyles Boys Camp• Share Our Selves • Wetlands& Wildlife Care Center • YMCAof Orange County • YorbaLinda Chamber of CommerceINVOLVEMENT BRINGS SOLUTIONSAera Energy: A partner in the communityand a leader in the oil and gas industrywww.aeraenergy.com
  13. 13. StreetAnnouncersSpecialThanksThanks To22ExecutiveBoardParadeTelevisionProduction CrewDedicatedTeamBehind the board23Carrie Sparks—Board SecretaryRenic Blodgett—Board SecretaryJohn Von Holle—Shuttle Buses CaptainMerle Cade—Parade Cars CoordinatorAli Reza Kohani—Web Designer & Bit ChemistBarry Williams—Historian & ProcurementSpecial Year-LongSupport TeamLisa BannisterSue NewtonColleen NeugebauerMelinda PaullinsCarole Ann WallVolunteersBarbar DonahueEric HofferDenise KonopleskiShirley LewisLindsey NewtonMike NewtonSherrie PalmerGail Smeadto all the City Departments who assistwith the success of the 4thof JulyCelebration each year!Community Services • Community Relations Officer/Laurie FrymireHB Police Department/Lt. Mitch O’Brien • HB Fire DepartmentPark, Trees & Landscaping/Art Jensen/Terry Tintle6th/PCH Bob Marshall and Andy BonsallMain/Orange Matt Liffreing and Brenda GlimMain/6thTroy Rossean and Mike RobertsonMain/12thJohn Webb and Joe NappaMain/Utica Ron Ruhman and Suzette Masters107thannual 4thof july paradeCopy Editor—Connie YoungParade—Bill Lomas, Pageantry ProductionsSurf City 5K Run & Fitness Expo—Mike Bone, Spectrum SportsParade Program Design—Jamie BalesPatricia Stier, DirectorStacey Newton, AssistantDirectorKaren Pedersen, ChairJon Ross, Vice ChairJeff CarnivalLinda CoueyAndi KowalCraig LumbGil CoerperLinda VircksChris YoungWe want to thank the Public Cable TelevisionAuthority for their outstanding coverage of ourFourth of July Parade. The crew members, underthe leadership of Louis Rocha, have worked hard toensure that our parade is covered from every angleand we have wonderful memories for years to come.Thank you PCTA!Celebrating Freedom
  14. 14. 24The Surf City Run 5K will kick off the annualHuntington Beach Fourth of July Celebrationon Monday, July 4th. The run is expected tohave over 4,000 participants and is a greatopportunity for those looking to get in aquick workout before the barbeque and picnicfestivities begin. This run is an annual highlightin the Orange County running community andbrings out a variety of participants from eliterunners to families and kids.The Surf City Run is a family-friendly runwith distances for family members of all ages.The first race, starting at 7:00 AM will be aResidents Division 5K Run/Walk. Presentedby Mother’s Market, this race is exclusively forresidents of Huntington Beach. All others areinvited to participate in the Open 5K, startingat 8:00 AM. For the babies and parents, theStroller Run 5K will go off at 8:15 AM.An annual highlight is the very popular KidsRun, scheduled to start at 9:00 AM. Kids 6 andunder will run .5 miles, and ages 7-12 will run1 mile. All kids receive an official race t-shirtand finisher medal!After the family is done running, stick aroundto check out the Surf City Run Fitness Expo,open from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM Familiescan enjoy a variety of food, entertainment, andmusic while viewing some of the latest productsin health and fitness.The City of Huntington Beach will keep thecelebration rolling with the 107thHuntingtonBeach Parade. The parade begins at 10:00 AMand follows a course that cruises down historicPacific Coast Highway before finishing onMain Street.The 2011 Huntington Beach Celebrationis a great family event and a great way tocelebrate your 4thof July. Great for all ages andfamily types, there is no better opportunityin Southern California to celebrate ournation’s birthday!2011 Surf City RunShooby DoobyDown To Ruby’s!Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinnerand over 20 different flavorsof Shakes & Malts.RUBY’S DINER - HUNTINGTON BEACH#1 Main Street • (714)969-RUBYVisit us at: www.rubys.com or call 1-800-HEY RUBYRUBY’S and RUBY’S DINER are registered service marks of Ruby’s Diner, Inc. 05/09RU09_Q2_HBch_4thJulyAd:RU09_Q2_HB4thJuly_Prog_Ad 5/29/09 10:07 AM Page 1
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  18. 18. 32take a swing!gonaturalandVisit the Sierra Mist Natural®golf experience!Taste a free sample of Sierra Mist Natural®andtry your luck on three fun-filled holes of lemon-limescaped miniature golf.Shoot a hole in one and win fun prizes!Marching today in the parade are members of the officialmilitary family of the city of Huntington Beach, the 3rdBattalion / 1stMarine Regiment, out of Camp Pendleton, CA.In 2005, the city of Huntington Beach, by proclamationof the city council, adopted the storied “3/1,” and theHuntington Beach 3/1 Marines Foundation was formed thefollowing year to oversee all programs, projects and activitiesbetween the battalion and the community.The “Thundering Third” dates back to WWII and hasparticipated all major theater events since: Korea, Vietnam,Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield Operation Enduring Freedom,Operation Iraqi Freedom, including the successful campaign to take Fallujah, among others.The city of Huntington Beach and hundreds of community members have rallied around the “Thundering Third” to send carepackages, provide emergency aid to families, hosted the annual Marine Corps Ball, and much, much more.On July 30th, the Foundation will host a “Battalion Family Day” on the beach at Camp Pendleton. This is the 2ndtime thisevent will be staged and anyone interested in supporting the event should contact the 3/1 Foundation at 714/375-3131.The Thundering Third21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, California 92648 | Tel: 714-845-8000www.waterfrontresort.comThe
  19. 19. 35Left to Right: Shawnn Gallagher,Dave Neustaedter, Sawako AgravanteCreative VisionGroup continuestheir legacy as design-ers of the annualHuntington Beach4th of July logo. Forthe 3rdstraight year,the firm’s talented triocombined patriotismwith striking visualimpact to produce the2011 4thof July logodepicting an Indepen-dence Day dedi-cated to CelebratingFreedom. Our thanksto this outstandingcreative team.LogoDesigners
  20. 20. 36“It’s pure joy,” says Chris Hamilton, highlyacclaimed teacher and band leader at Dr.Martin LeBoldus High School, giving hisbest definition of the Best Buddies BluesBand. “There’s a genuine love of music, ofperforming, of friendship and it’s all aboutinclusion at every turn.”The Canadian high school group fromRegina is performing at Disneyland on June30thand California Adventure on July 1st.Then the group is coming to HB for the4thof July Parade, and to enjoy our sunnyshores with a picnic on the beach near thePier where they can explore the Pier PlazaFestival, and take in all the entertainmentbefore settling down on the beach for theFireworks Show.Created and nurtured by Hamilton, the Best Buddies Blues Band is part of Regina Catholic Schools program for adolescentswith intellectual disabilities who require alternate education programs and services. Welcome to Surf City!Best Buddies blues band4th of July Parade_7.5x4.5.indd 1 6/3/11 11:29 AMclprdacolivtrblscma©2011PeanutsWorldwideLLCK51115 KRTH Ad:Layout 1 5/27/11 11:41 AM Page 1
  21. 21. Star Sponsor of the 107th 4th of July Parade and Celebration17772 Beach Blvd. Huntington Beach, CA 92647 www.hbhospital.com (714) 843-5000Huntington Beach HospitalJoining you in celebrating our nation’s Independence Day.Huntington Beach Hospital’s Emergency Departmentstands ready to meet your family’s emergencyneeds 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our teamof highly trained board-certified emergency medicinephysicians, nurses, and other staff professionals are prepared with the latest advancements in medicaltechnology and treatment. Isn’t it good to know Huntington Beach Hospital is right here in your communitywith round-the-clock quality care? Our ER is always open.We are conviently located near the corner of Beach and Talbert.Saving Lives.Just Another Day in the ER.