Hundreds of Hacienda Heights residents turned out on over the weekend to get the Fourth of July parade route along Stimson Avenue and its nearby streets into tip-top condition for the coming holiday.
Volunteers from civic groups and several local Boy Scouts troops turned out, as well as members of three major religious groups: St. John Vianney Catholic parish, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and Hsi Lai Temple.
“I challenge you to find another place where you have Catholics, Mormons and Buddhists cooperating together, all in the same place,” said Jim Snyder of the Hacienda Heights Improvement Association, which sponsors the event.
Held the Saturday before before the community’s “I Love America” parade, the Jim Davis Beautification Day has become a popular annual event over the past 15 years. It is named after a former president of the association.