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Rowland Heights: Buckboard Days Scholarship Pageant

Photo Courtesy: BuckboardDaysParade.org

Photo Courtesy: BuckboardDaysParade.org

By Gina Ward

Rowland Heights – With an outpouring of community and business support, a new scholarship pageant has launched to help local high school students receive funds for college/career plans.

The Miss Buckboard Days Scholarship Pageant will be held on Sat., Sept. 12, 11 a.m., at the Rowland Heights Community Center (18150 E. Pathfinder Road, Rowland Heights).

The scholastic event focuses on the spirit of giving which mirrors this year’s Buckboard Parade theme of, “Good Neighbors, Good Friends.” A distinguished panel of community members will judge students on community-focused speech presentations. A total of $1,800 in scholarships will be given with a $1,000 Scholarship, a $500 Scholarship and a $300 Scholarship. The Queen and her Court will ride in a traditional horse-drawn buckboard in the 43rd Annual Buckboard Days Parade and Festival on Sat., Oct. 17.

“We are excited to showcase this pioneering group of student contestants who truly showcase the values of our community, the skills being taught in our schools, and reward our top contestants with scholarship funds to help them reach their goals,” said Teri Malkin, Pageant Chair.  “We want to thank our many supporters including the Nogales High School Fashion Design Class that designed formal attire for some of the students, and support from the Rowland Unified School District and Family Resource Center.”

Student contestants are all juniors and seniors residing within the Rowland Unified School District boundaries.

The event is sponsored by the Buckboard Days Parade Committee, Diamond Plaza and support from Los Angeles County. More information can be found at buckboarddaysparade.org.

Rowland Heights: 42nd Annual Rowland Heights Buckboard Days

BY GINA K. WARD

Rowland Heights – This year’s 42nd Annual Buckboard Days Parade and Festival will be held on Sat., Oct. 18, in Rowland Heights, and will be bigger than ever with the theme, “Nature in Our Own Backyard.”  

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(Photo Courtesy: buckboarddaysparade.org)

Co-organized by the Rowland Heights Chinese Association and the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council, the parade will feature a variety of local school bands, community organizations, equestrian groups, floats, and the Wells Fargo Stage Coach. Local environmental scientist and educator, Kimo Morris, Ph.D., is this year’s Parade Grand Marshal.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Nogales and Colima, and will conclude at Rowland Heights County Park. There is no parade entry fee for community organizations and individuals. There is a $50 fee for each commercial or business application. The deadline for Buckboard Parade Entries to be included in the parade program is Sept. 17. To be in the parade but not the program, the final deadline is Oct. 10. All parade and festival applications can be found at www.buckboarddaysparade.org. Applications can be emailed to buckboardparade@hotmail.com.

Following the parade will be a Family Festival at Rowland Heights County Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For everyone’s enjoyment, there will be entertainment on stage and throughout the park, with a variety of community booths offering food, handmade arts and crafts, and community information and services until 2 p.m., organized by the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation. For Festival Booth Applications, please contact Letty Guerrero at Rowland Heights Park by email at lguerrero@parks.lacounty.gov. Applications are available at www.buckboarddaysparade.org.

The Hacienda Heights Kiwanis Club will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast before the parade, starting at 7 a.m. Come early and enjoy breakfast at the Bell Memorial Church parking lot on Nogales, near the corner of Colima (1747 Nogales Street, Rowland Heights). Breakfast is just $5 per person.

The Parade Co-Chairs are Rachel Fung, Rowland Heights Chinese Association, and John Grant, Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council. The Buckboard Days Parade Sponsors are Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe; Los Angeles Parks & Recreation Department; Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California Highway Patrol; First General Bank; Aera Energy, LLC; Southern California Edison; Henry Woo Architects; Rowland Water District; Walnut Valley Water; Southlands Christian Schools; Advanced Martial Arts; SK Taekwondo School; and the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center.