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Latest Claremont residential reminders — July 4th is coming

Fourth of July festivities

Despite recent water restrictions and changes to the upcoming event to accommodate staffing, the City of Claremont is pleased to announce the return of the annual 4th of July Celebration.

The celebration will begin next Saturday, July 2, with the Claremont Village Freedom 5000 Run/Walk. Usually the run was held on the holiday, but the run will now be held on the Saturday before the 4th of July. The run is co-hosted by the city and the Claremont High School Cross Country Team Boosters and features a 1K kids fun run, a 5K run, and a 5K walk. The kids 1K will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the 5K Run at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K Walk/Competitive Race Walk at 8:05 a.m. Pre-registration for the run is open until June 30.

Festivities will continue that July fourth Monday with the return of the pancake breakfast, parade, festival, and concert. The Claremont Kiwanis Club will serve a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at Memorial Park.

At 9:00 a.m. there will be a flag raising ceremony that includes presentations for the Grand Marshal, Honored Citizen, Honored Community Group, Community Heroes, and Rising Star honorees. Then at 10 a.m., information booths, kids activities, live music, and food vendors will open and be available until 2 p.m. The T. Willard Hunter Speakers Corner will run from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual parade will begin at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park and travel south on Indian Hill, west on Harrison and end at Larkin Park.

Beginning at 5 p.m., The Claremont Kiwanis Club will serve up BBQ items for all to enjoy.

In the evening, the community is invited to a free The Ravelers concert at Memorial Park starting at 6 p.m. The band will perform until 8 p.m.

The concert replaces the previously scheduled Fireworks Show since the city is currently under new water restrictions.

“Preparation for the fireworks show requires extensive watering in the days leading to the show, accounting for approximately 650,000 gallons of water,” the city wrote online.

For more information, contact the Human Services Department at (909) 399-5490 or ci.claremont.ca.us/government/departments-divisions/human-services/special-events/fourth-of-july-celebration.

Address posting

Claremont property owners are reminded to ensure that house address numbers are posted on the front of a residence and are clearly visible from the street, according to the city.

“This ensures correct property identification for emergency services, postal carriers, and deliveries/service calls,” the city added. “To maximize visibility, house numbers should not be smaller than 3½ inches, and should be a color that is in contrast to the background where it is posted.”

For more information, contact the Community Improvement Division at (909) 399-5499.

Home energy assessment

As part of its Efficient San Gabriel Valley (eSGV) program, the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments provides home energy assessments at no cost.

Residents may select online or in-person assessments by visiting the SGVCG website or by emailing jread@sgvcog.org. Trained assessors will guide residents through the eSGV program.

“The ‘Whole House Approach’ evaluates building materials, heating and cooling, lighting, household appliances, and indoor and outdoor water use,” the city shared. “Residents then receive a tailored report with short-term and long-term priority recommendations. The report also includes financial resources, including rebates, incentives, and other savings assistance programs.”

For more information regarding the program, visit sgvcog.org/esgv.

 

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