The wagons are lining up for Buckboard Days in Rowland Heights. But there's still time to sign your buggy up for the community's biggest event on Saturday, Oct. 22.

"The committee has been meeting once a month and plans are really beginning to jell," said Beth Hojnacke, president of the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council.

The council is co-chairing Buckboard Days with the Rowland Heights Chinese Association. The two organizations took over the parade from long-time organizers Kathi and Don Delegal, who have retired and are moving away.

"We had a special farewell reception for them on Sunday," Hojnacke said. "Their guidance will be missed."

In addition to the parade, Don was part of the original team that put together the Rowland Heights general plan in 1980.

"We are thankful we have such a plan and for the insight Don and the others had when writing it. It has served us well to this day," Hojnacke noted.

Kathi served as president of the FOR US Foundation and on the school district's bond oversight committee. Don also served on the district's personnel commission.

After 30 years of serving the community, the couple are turning the reins over to the local organizations.

"The parade will also have at least five floats," said SueAnn Tai with the Chinese Association. "The floats will feature martial arts groups, property management and Hsi Lai Temple."

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