Friday, June 28, 2002
Day of entertainment to follow July 4th parade

By Margie Anne Clark
Signal Staff Writer

Friday, June 28, 2002

n afternoon of post-parade "Entertainment in the Park" will be held at Newhall Park immediately following the Santa Clarita 4th of July Parade. The post-parade event, which begins at 11 a.m. and ends at approximately 3 p.m., is being sponsored by AT&T Broadband and will feature live entertainment, as well as food and beverages provided by the Greater SCV Optimist Club. Food vendors are being sought by the parade committee to provide additional food and desserts for the event.
    The entertainment will begin live on stage near the parkıs community room at 11 a.m., followed by the announcement of parade award winners beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Postal Service will be on hand to honor the Los Angeles County Sheriffıs Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
    Featured local talent will include "Simply Marie and her Canyon Country Cowboys," the winners of the Colgate Palmolive Country Showdown Local Competition hosted by KRAZy Country 105.9 at the Chumash Indian Casino in Santa Ynez. Lead singer Marie Wise-Haskins, a student in the William S. Hart Union High School District will be joined by Glenn Bergem on lead guitar and synthesizer, as well as her classmate Eric Schallert on acoustic guitar, mandolin, and fiddle. Larry Schallert plays electric rhythm, as well as the six- and 12-string guitars, while Art Bergem plays bass. Darryl Harrelson is the drummer and Hunter Johnson rounds out the band with his harmonica.
    Joining Simply Marie in the lineup will be "The Little Big Band," a local jazz favorite featuring the vocal talents of band leader Skip Spiro. The Little Big Band is a favorite act at Vincenzoıs Pizza Esperienza in Saugus.
    Adding her own brand of excitement to the festivities will be local singer Jessie Seely, winner of numerous talent contests including "From Hawaii, Destination Stardom." Seely, a local high school student, has also performed on Ed McMahonıs "Next Big Star." The up and coming singer is well known for her renditions of country rock traditional songs such as Reba McIntyreıs "Honky Tonk Moon" and "Why Havenıt I Heard From You." As part of the fun, Seely will be performing favorite childrenıs tunes, including songs from the films "The Little Mermaid" and other classics.
    Also performing will be the award-winning Saugus High School Dance Team featuring members of the 2003 team, including Anna Carnes, Julie Erickson, Samantha Hazan, Abby Keller, Mallory Lang, Whitney Socha, Heather Gordon, Katie Peterson, Briana Rivera, Amanda Santos, Amanda Beets, Kristina Hagen, Krystina Schmitt, Candace Scalise, Kaitlyn Shipley, Lindsay Viera, Mandy Larochelle, Beth Chaffee, Alyssa Gonzoles, Blair Gue, Tara Jacobson, Dani Yaffe, under the direction of team advisor, Terri Sage.

    Vendors who wish to participate may contact the parade committee at, or by calling 259-1234 ext. 240.

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