Every city is special in some way, whether itís the equestrians of San Dimas or the bustling college community of Claremont. It is the unique aspects of cities that the L.A. County Fair will salute during Community Days. Eighteen local cities will be honored every weekday of the Fair, Sept. 10-26.
Community leaders will be invited to the Fair to enjoy a day of activities. The fun begins with a horse race named in honor of a chosen city, followed by a parade and the community heroesí celebration at The Stage in Park Square.
Community Day parades will feature various city organizations and groups from high school marching bands to floats, police and fire departments, city dignitaries, mascots and classic car clubs. Entries for the parades will be received up until opening day of the Fair, Sept. 10, but space is limited.
The Fair and local newspapers will recognize community heroes as part of the Community Day celebrations. Community heroes are nominated from each respective city. Entry forms can be picked up at Fairplex, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin or the appropriate city hall. A committee made up of past heroes and staff from the Fair, Daily Bulletin, and the San Gabriel Valley Tribune review all nominations. Nominations should be submitted no later than Aug. 6, to:
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Community Relations Manager
P.O. Box 4000, Ontario, CA 91761
Community Days schedule is:
Pomona Day, Friday, Sept. 10
Ontario Day, Monday, Sept. 13
Chino Day, Monday, Sept. 13
Azusa Day, Tuesday, Sept. 14
Covina Day, Tuesday, Sept. 14
Rancho Cucamonga Day, Tuesday, Sept. 14
La Verne Day, Wednesday, Sept. 15
San Dimas Day, Thursday, Sept. 16
West Covina Day, Friday, Sept. 17
Walnut Day, Friday, Sept. 17
Upland Day, Monday, Sept. 20
Diamond Bar Day, Monday, Sept. 20
Claremont Day, Tuesday, Sept. 21
Glendora Day, Wednesday, Sept. 22
Montclair Day, Thursday, Sept. 23
Rialto Day, Thursday, Sept. 23
Fontana Day, Thursday, Sept. 23
Chino Hills Day, Friday, Sept. 24
For general information on the L.A. County Fair, call (909) 623-3111 or visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.