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40th Annual Rowland Heights Buckboard Parade and Festival - Entry Deadline Coming Up!

40th Annual Rowland Heights Buckboard Parade and Festival

Parade Entry and Sponsor Deadline September 23

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 – This year’s 40th Annual Buckboard Days Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Rowland Heights and will be bigger than ever with the theme, “A Diverse Community United in Service.” Co-organized by the Rowland Heights Chinese Association and the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council, the parade will salute educators in our community who help make Rowland Heights a wonderful place to live, work and learn. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Nogales and Colima and will conclude at Rowland Heights County Park. There is no parade entry fee for community organizations and individuals. There is a $50 fee for each commercial or business application. The deadline for Buckboard Parade Entries and Sponsors to be included in the parade program is September 23, 2012.  All parade and festival applications can be found on the buckboard parade blog at

Applications can be emailed to or faxed to (562) 697-6149 at the Rowland Water District Office.

            Following the parade will be a Family Festival at Rowland Heights County Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will include food and craft booths, entertainment, and more, and is organized by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. The deadline for Festival Booth Applications is September 14, 2012.

            The Hacienda Heights Kiwanis and Walnut Valley Rotary Club will be jointly sponsoring a pancake breakfast before the parade, starting at 7 a.m. Come early and enjoy breakfast at the Bell Memorial Church parking lot on Nogales near the corner of Colima (1747 Nogales St, Rowland Heights).  Breakfast is $5 per person.

The three Grand Marshals will be riding in the Wells Fargo Stage Coach this year: 
Dr. Maria Ott (Former Superintendent of Rowland Unified School District), Leslie Phillips (Rowland High School Teacher), and Glenn Duncan (Southlands Christian School President). Ms. Phillips was nominated by local student essay winner, Jasper Luong. 

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