Music-in-the-Park Series Fills Memorial Park

The holiday weekend of Fiesta Days celebration ended Sunday afternoon loudly and lively, with the first offering in this year's Music-in-the-Park series. Terry Walker, Chamber of Commerce president, welcomed everyone and then directed the crowd to look at Los Angeles County Fire Station No. 82's ladder truck, where the American flag hung some 40 feet in the air; the crowd then sang the national anthem.

For the tenth year, the music fiesta started with Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries rocking the park with old time rock and roll songs. Starting with their first song, they had a crowd up dancing.

Memorial Park was packed, with nearly a 1,000 people in attendance, many enjoying picnic dinners while grooving to the tunes.

"This is great. I have heard about it for years and decided to come. I am glad I did," said Paul Martinez, who was keeping time to the music by clapping.

Some of the children danced, while other had their faces painted and played with giant bubbles at booths that had been set up. A few even got to sit on the fire engine, wearing a fire hat.

If that were not enough, Chamber of Commerce members were busy walking through the crowd giving out red, blue and silver star necklaces and flag motif windmills for the kids to wave.

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