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
"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
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.