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Hometown Fair Kicks Off With Parade

City Council members and their friends and relatives ride the parade route in classic cars as local youth, including members of the Mira Costa marching band, entertain folks lining the short route on Valley Drive.

The 40th Annual Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair got underway Saturday morning around 10 a.m. with a parade.

Local youth carrying the colors and official parade banner followed on the heels of two MB Police motorcycle officers and a parade official who led the parade.

As is custom, Manhattan Beach City Council members rode the short parade route on Valley Drive to Joslyn Center in classic cars with friends and family members accompanying them.

The Mira Costa marching band followed the vehicle procession and then performed on the lawn outside Joslyn Center's entrance.

Mayor Wayne Powell welcomed fairgoers and introduced council members nearby. 

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The fair is open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features food booths, games, crafts, kids' games, arts and crafts vendors, musical entertainment, and beer and wine gardens. 

The Matt Johnson Memorial Blood Drive is held at the fire station at one end of the fairgrounds both days.

The Hometown Fair is put on by an all-volunteer staff and proceeds go to nonprofits and youth groups.

Nick Lesseos October 07, 2012 at 08:21 AM
JUST CURIOUS, WAS IT A ONE CAR PARADE? YOU MIGHT CONSIDER EXPLAINING THE DEFINITION OF THE WORD "PARADE" TO YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER OR COMMUNICATE BETTER WITH WHOMEVER IS DOING THE COPY. NOT EVERYONE CAN ATTEND VARIOUS FUNCTIONS LIKE THESE AND RELY ON THE PRESS AND MEDIA FOR RELAYING THE SPECIFICS AS THEY HAPPENED ACCURATELY. IT JUST SEEMS LIKE LATELY THERE'S BEEN NOTHING PRINTED THAT'S WORTHY OF ANY PRAISE. AT LEAST THE ONES I'VE KEYED ON AND I'M A VERY THOROUGH INDIVIDUAL.

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