Barney, Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation
Horst, Supervisor, Daly City Senior Services
GREAT FOOD, ENTERTAINMENT
EXPECTED TO DRAW PRE-INDEPENDENCE DAY CROWD TO
DALY CITY ON THURSDAY, JULY 3rd
Daly City – Over 500 people are expected
to converge at Westlake Park on Thursday, July
3rd, when the Doelger Senior Center hosts the
19th Annual Pre-Independence Day celebration.
Starting from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., at
101 Lake Merced Blvd., the popular pre-holiday
event in Daly City will be the destination site
for those who enjoy great food and live music
in a good ‘ol country picnic atmosphere.
“Every year, the local community looks
forward to this unique gathering. This year’s
event offers a wonderful opportunity to show
our patriotism, and to express our gratitude
once more to American soldiers around the world,”
stated Mayor Adrienne Tissier, who, along with
other city officials, will open the program
at 11 a.m..
“A whiff of the BBQ hamburger or the jerk
chicken jambalaya usually bring in the curious
ones, but it is the entertainment who keeps
the crowd around until closing time,”
noted Sue Horst, supervisor of Daly City’s
Senior Services Center.
With a variety of entertainment this year, music
lovers may indeed edge out the crowd’s
gastronomical seekers. Key performers who are
expected to wow residents and their families
this Thursday include the Molano Twins, Diana
Ward’s Country Western Dance group, country
singer Juanita Phillips, the Menzo-Ley Artists,
and accordionist Walter Travero. There will
also be a chi gong demonstration, vocal duets,
line dancing, and a ukelele group act.
Food will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..
Back by popular demand, lunch costs only $5.
The menu highlights yesteryear’s favorites,
a choice between hamburger or hot dog, potato
salad, baked beans, apple pie and beverage,
or jerk chicken with jambalaya, apple pie and
beverage. An assortment of chocolates and baked
goods will also delight many.
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.
For added convenience, the city’s Parks
and Recreation Department will provide limited
bus service, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at four
sites: Serramonte Center (near Marie Callender’s
Restaurant), St. Andrew’s Church (Sullivan
and Southgate), Lincoln Community Center (Acton
and Brunswick), and Midway Village (45 Midway
Drive). To sign-up for this free transportation
offer, call (650) 991-8012 no later than 4 p.m.,
Wednesday, July 2nd.
Proceeds from the pre-Independence Day celebration
helps fund the Doelger Senior Center, which
provides comprehensive services and programs
to Daly City’s growing senior adult community.
For more information about the event, call the
Doelger Senior Center at (650) 991-8012.