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Senior Center to Host Pre-Independence Day Celebration

Press Contacts: Mike Stallings, Parks and Recreation Director
Sue Horst, Supervisor, Daly City Senior Services
(650) 991-8006
(650) 991-8014

Daly City
- If you are hankerin' for great food, homemade pies, live music and good ol' country picnic on Tuesday, July 3rd, Westlake Park is the place to be. Starting from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at 101 Lake Merced Blvd. in Daly City, the Doelger Senior Center will, once again, host the annual community-wide pre-Independence Day celebration.

Over 500 residents and their families are expected to join city officials and local celebrities in the festivities. With carnival games and entertainment geared for all ages and a bigger venue at the newly refurbished Pacelli Event Center, organizers anticipate a larger crowd this year.

"This annual gathering is like a large family reunion, or a neighborhood block party. I always look forward to seeing longtime friends and make new ones, too," said Mayor Carol Klatt, who will officially open the program at 11 a.m..

Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Lunch can be had for only $5, with a choice between hamburger or hot dog, potato salad, baked beans, apple pie and beverage, or jerk chicken with jambalaya, apple pie and beverage. Gourmet chocolates and assorted baked goods will also appease the palate of many.

"We are prepared to entertain, amuse and feed more people than we have in the past," said Sue Horst, the city's Senior Services Supervisor. "This is the 15th year we are hosting this celebration. It continuous to be a very popular event."

A high stakes bingo, with a $100 top prize, is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.. Judges for the bake-off contest will select a $50 winner in the afternoon. Other main attractions this year include the Chuck Hamilton Band and Walter Travero on accordion.

The city's Parks and Recreation Department will provide limited bus service, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at five sites: Serramonte Center (near Marie Callender's Restaurant), St. Andrew's Church (Sullivan and Southgate), Lincoln Community Center (Acton and Brunswick), and Bayshore's Lawson Hall (Geneva and Acacia). To sign-up for this free transportation offer, call (650) 991-8298 no later than 5 p.m., Monday, July 2nd.

Proceeds from the pre-Independence Day celebration will help fund the Doelger Senior Center, which provides comprehensive services and programs to Daly City's growing senior adult community.

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