The city of Santa Clarita held a celebration on the road on Sunday, July 4, touring the SCV and visiting locals at home as part of the city’s patriotic tour.

In the second year, the Santa Clarita City Council and SCV’s official parade judge on July 4th jumped on a city trolley adorned with the American flag and streamer to three finalists in a city home decoration contest. I visited. Third place.

“I think it’s great because what we’re doing is reaching out to the community. They haven’t come to us. We’re going to them. It’s That’s great, “said Mayor Birmiranda.

Jeff Stabile, Patty Ryan, Laurene West and Albert Rodriguez celebrate the SCV Veteran Center’s victory at the Peawee Parade Float on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Courtesy: Georgia Rios / City of Santa Clarita

The tour begins at the City Hall and is presented with certificates and prizes to members of the SCV Veterans Center, the winners of the City’s Peawee Parade Sweepstakes, where participants competed to create the best-designed miniature parade floats. I did. win.

The float consisted of at least 50 Lego people made to resemble some of SCV’s local veterans, including members of the SCV Veterans Joint Service, which operates the center.

Patty Ryan, a veteran center volunteer, spent hours hand-painting each Lego, a task that considered Lego as a “labor of love.”

Jeff Stabile and Alberto Rodriguez will showcase their hand-painted Lego veterans at the Peawee Parade Float, which won the SCV Veterans Center on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Courtesy: Georgia Rios / City of Santa Clarita
Jeff Stabile and Alberto Rodriguez will showcase their hand-painted Lego veterans at the Peawee Parade Float, which won the SCV Veterans Center on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Courtesy: Georgia Rios / City of Santa Clarita

“I was excited to do that because it’s all about veterans,” Ryan said in tears, explaining Float’s inspiration, including many of the local veterans who died.

The Veteran Center will draw a meal certificate for the prize Salt Creek Grill to local veterans. Veterans can come to the center and put their names in a lottery jar.

Riding all patriotic trolleys

At the City Hall, a 3-pint-sized Grand Marshal — Serenity Russell, 6 years old. Blake Gregory, 4; Bradley Wood, 3 — also participated in the best-decorated tour of July 4th.

Grand Marshal Bradley Wood, 3, and Blake Gregory, 4, celebrate July 4th on Sunday, July 4, 2021 on a Patriotic Tour of the City of Santa Clarita.Emily Alvarenga / The Signal
Serenity Russell, 6, will showcase her patriotic apparel as a grand marshal on Santa Clarita’s Patriotic Tour on Sunday, July 4, 2021.Emily Alvarenga / The Signal

“Cool,” Serenity said of the Grand Marshal’s mission following the city’s annual parade.

Serenity wore a crown and sash, along with American Apparel, as she recently won Little Rock, Arkansas and won the title of Miss Elementary America (1st grade).

At the start of the tour, she and her fellow Grand Marshal waved to a passing car and enjoyed a picnic lunch offered by the Old Town New Hall Farmers Market.

The Seabrands will celebrate their third place victory in the Santa Clarita Home Decorating Contest with city council members and contest judges on Sunday, July 4, 2021.Provided by George Arios / Santa Clarita

The first stop was the third-place winner, Steffanie Siebrand. The house had flags, banners, and even Americana-style arches.

Next, the tour headed to Canyon Country. There, red, white, and blue banners and decorations hung from the balconies and front shrubs of the Woodworth family.

The Woodworths celebrate their second-place victory in the Santa Clarita Home Decor Contest on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Courtesy: Georgia Rios / City of Santa Clarita

The second-placed home was mainly decorated by Jane Woodworth and her 11-year-old daughter, Harper. The decorations collected over many years, such as making fireworks from pool floats and PVC, and the decorations that show creativity are given. pipe.

Woodworth’s house also had three Peawee parade float submissions, including Harper’s own detailed Statue of Liberty.

The tour culminated in a decorated house of JC and Celia Messiah. There, Americana decorations covered almost every inch of the double-decker house and front yard.

The Mejia family celebrates the first place victory between city council members and contest judges in the Santa Clarita City Home Decoration Contest on Sunday, July 4, 2021. EmilyAlvarenga / The Signal

“My mother and (Celia) always have a design and it’s me who does it,” said JC Messiah. “They have these great ideas, and it’s very difficult to make them happen (make them happen).”

Mejia was successful, but with more American flags than visible, banners and streamers covered the garage doors and the fountain where he made the American flag for sports, “Land of the Free, Brave House.” It was a banner.

“Last year we happened to join,” said Media, adding that they usually decorate every holiday and were only informed about the competition after they had already decorated their homes in their typical way. I did.

The decorated home of the Media family won first place in the Santa Clarita Home Decoration Contest on Sunday, July 4, 2021.Provided by George Arios / Santa Clarita

But after Medius came in second last year, they were excited to step up it to win this year’s victory.

“It was great to think that last year’s winner was second and to focus on getting better results so that the family could win this year,” Miranda added.

Participants must be veterans to enroll in the veteran center draw. The center at 23222 Lyons Ave. in New Hall accepts submissions to the draw from Tuesday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, with the draw scheduled to take place at noon on Monday, July 12. 661-753-3559.

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