Rowland Heights Buckboard Days parade set 9 am Saturday

It’s time for a parade! The community is invited to the 42nd Annual Buckboard Days Parade and Festival this Saturday in Rowland Heights!

The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at the corner of Nogales and Colima, and will feature a variety of local school bands and student performance groups, community organizations, equestrian groups, floats and the Wells Fargo Stage Coach.

The theme for this year’s parade is “Nature in Our Own Backyard” and the Parade Grand Marshal is local environmental scientist and educator/Rowland Unified School District Parent Kimo Morris, Ph.D.

The parade ends at Rowland Heights County Park where the Family Festival takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring parade awards, entertainment, food and 50 community information and service booths organized by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. Visit www.buckboarddaysparade.org for more event information.

Before the parade, enjoy a $5 pancake breakfast by the Hacienda Heights Kiwanis starting at 7 a.m. The breakfast is in the Bell Memorial Church parking lot on Nogales near the corner of Colima (1747 Nogales St, Rowland Heights).

The community comes together to celebrate this annual parade co-organized by the Rowland Heights Chinese Association and the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council. Parade Co-Chairs are Rachel Fung, Rowland Heights Chinese Association and John Grant, Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council.

THANK YOU TO THE BUCKBOARD DAYS PARADE SPONSORS:

Event Sponsors: Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe and First General Bank.Diamond Sponsors: Rose Hills, Rowland Water District, Sabrina Lee, Southlands Christian Schools, STC Foundation, Walnut Valley Water District, Wells Fargo Bank. Gold Sponsors: Aera Energy, LLC, Southern California Edison Co. Silver Sponsors: Association of Rowland Educators (ARE), Henry Woo Architects, Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council, SK Taekwondo School. Bronze Sponsors: Advanced Martial Arts, Shaolin Temple Cultural Center. Banner Sponsors: Puente Hills Mall and Whittier Hospital Medical Center.

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