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‘Celebrate America’ tomorrow


Celebrate America tomorrow on The BLVD in downtown Lancaster as the city presents its yearly salute to present and past members of the military.

The event, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature live musical entertainment, a classic car show, a pie eating contest and a variety of activities tailored for all ages. The following is a schedule of events:

—Rat Pack at 5 and 8 p.m., Just Us at 6:45 p.m. at Lockheed Martin Stage (at Fern Avenue);

—Opening ceremonies at 6 p.m., Lady Liberty at 5:20, 7:20 and 8:20 p.m.; Captain America at 5:40, 6:40, 7:40 and 8:20 p.m. at BeX Bandstand Stage;

—Kiss the War Goodbye at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. at Cedar Avenue (lawn);

—9/11 Memorial (Ehrlich Avenue) at 5:10, 7:10 and 8:10 p.m.; Iwo Jima (LPAC) at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.; Vietnam Memorial (Fern Avenue) at 5:45, 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 p.m.; and

—Korean War (library lawn) at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15 p.m.

Various “roaming” entertainment will include Lady Liberty, Captain America, Neil Armstrong and Kiss the War Goodbye. The pie eating contest (for children) will take place at 6 p.m., with the adults having a go at it at 7 p.m. There will be a special pie eating contest between members of the county Sheriff’s and Fire departments beginning at 8 p.m.

Among the sponsors of Celebrate America are Lockheed Martin, Antelope Valley Harley Davidson, H.W. Hunter Inc., High Desert Medical Group, Sierra Toyota, University of Antelope Valley and Valleywide Dental.