Saturday, July 4, 2009
The entire Foothills community turned out to see the glow in
the eyes of their friends and neighbors. An outstanding pyrotechnics show
capped a day of sights, sounds, smells and tastes of America at its finest. The
classic county fair combination of rides, food, music and fireworks brought
smiles to faces of every age. From the little girl on the jumbo slide to the
family eating snow cones on the field; from the oohs and aahs during the finale
to the sounds of children screaming as the flipped upside down fifty feet in the
air; from the simple hot dog to the fancy caramel apple; it all came together to
create a memorable evening.
The dedicated volunteers of the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Association thank you
for your support of this annual tradition. Please thank the sponsors of this
event (listed below) by letting them know you had a great time.
We look forward to July 4, 2010 and seeing you again. Have a great year!
|A Grand sponsor
||The Sponsor Wall of Fame
||Thanks Montrose Shopping Park
|Our fearless ticket booth crew
||CV Rotary and Kiwanis booth
||Fun on the rides
|Ferris wheel with a "twist"
||Fun for all ages
||Amazing balloon creations
|Super slide was a big draw
||Staking out space to sit
||Leslie Lesh and our DJ Jimmy
|View of the field mid-afternoon
||Sunset on the Verdugos
||Leslie welcoming everyone
|Daniel Gilbert, Marine Reserves
||Ember Vaughn sang .....
||and got the festivities started
|A sample of the shots
||18 minutes of fireworks
||over Crescenta Valley High
Glendale News Press - July 6, 2009
Lighting up the sky
Crescenta Valley Elementary School hosts fireworks extravaganza
in carnival setting.
By Mary O’Keefe
About 4,500 people honored America’s birthday in style Saturday
at the Crescenta Valley Fireworks celebration.
Visitors began entering the gates at 4 p.m. to secure prime
spots to watch the fireworks, and while they waited they had
several food booths and carnival rides to choose from at La
Crescenta Elementary School.
The Ward and Terrazas families beat the heat by pitching a tent
in the corner of the campus and sat back waiting for more
friends to stop by.
“I had seen these fireworks a long time ago when they had them
at Crescenta Valley High School,” Nancy Ward said.
friends wanted to attend a fireworks show but found many of them
had been canceled this year due to finances.
“We got online and found this,” Lafayette Ward said.
The tent protected them from the sun and gave a comforting
barrier for their son Garrett, who was seeing his first
fireworks celebration. Angelina and Leo Terrazas, along with son
Amir, were excited about the event.
“It is a nice way to spend an afternoon,” Angelina said.
The show began about 9 p.m. with Marine Reservist Corp. Danny
Gilbert taking the microphone and telling the crowd what America
meant to him and how important it was to celebrate the country’s
birthday. Gilbert had returned in April from a seven-month tour
Then singer and Glendale resident Ember Vaughan sang the
national anthem, bringing the crowd its feet. With that the
fireworks show began, and the sky filled with colored fire.
“I just thought the crowd was great,” said Steve Pierce, past
president of the Crescenta Valley Fireworks Assn., which
sponsored the event. “Everyone was having a good time, and this
was one of the best fireworks shows I have ever seen. It was
intense. Just when you thought it was over the sky would fill
|A man watches the fireworks
Saturday at the Crescenta Valley Fireworks celebration at La
Crescenta Elementary School. (Mary O'Keefe/News-Press)
2009 Official Sponsors
Grand Sponsors - $5000
City of Glendale
The Glendale News Press and
Cañada Valley Sun and the Crescenta Valley Sun
Sponsors - $1000 +
Montrose Shopping Park Association
Smith Toyota Scion
Glendale Firefighters Association
Maintenance and Maids
Kiwanis club of Montrose - La Crescenta
LA County Supervisor
- $500 +
- Crescenta Valley Rotary
Valley Town Council
Crescenta Valley Water
Pacific Design Center
Sparr Heights Business Association
Assemblymember Paul Krekorian
Kelly & Small CPA's
Verdugo Hills Business & Professional Women
Sponsorships (Goods/Services/Other Donation)
Bonner's Party Rentals
California Highway Patrol
Crescenta Valley Chamber
Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Arson Watch
Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Volunteers
Unified School District
Los Angeles County Fire Department
UPS Store - La Crescenta
For information on making your own contribution to this year's event, please
Valley Fireworks Association
2629 Foothill Blvd., #176
La Crescenta, CA 91214