[From the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce:] 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (July 2, 2018) –  The Anaheim Hills Community Council thanks former Anaheim Mayor Pro Tem, Harry Sidhu, for once again making a sizeable donation to the Anaheim Hills 4th of July festivities Friday afternoon. His contributions cover a financial gap for the festivities after a challenging fundraising period due to a loss of funds because of a council vote that terminated an existing city firework program in 2017.

“The 4th of July celebration means so much to our community, and as an immigrant, it helps reminds me of what an honor it is to be an American,” Mr. Sidhu said.  “I love the Firecracker 5k/10k Run, the Pancake Breakfast, the Patriotic Parade, and the Yankee Doodle Dog Show, and it is so thrilling that the celebration culminates with food booths, entertainment, and evening fireworks in Peralta Park right by my house.”

The Anaheim Hills Community Council has hosted this celebration for the past 29 years and the thought of not having the resources to continue with the event was frightening for the organization and its community members.

“These events are an integral part of our community, attracting more than 20,000 people throughout the day. For many community members, this is a multigenerational family tradition,” said Jim Cain, Anaheim Hills Community Council Director. “We are beyond thankful to Mr. Sidhu for his generosity and for recognizing the value of this beloved community event.”

The Anaheim Hills Community Council and Anaheim Chamber of Commerce will kick off Independence Day festivities with the Annual Firecracker Run on the Canyon High School track at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4th.

The Firecracker run, which will begin on Santa Ana Canyon and Imperial in front of the school track, is part of the day-long celebration that the Anaheim Hills Community Council has produced for 29 years and is a staple event in the Anaheim Hills community. The run alone draws in over 3,000 runners and 20,000 Anaheim families, friends and community partners throughout the day’s festivities.

The day’s events also include a pancake breakfast served immediately after the race, a Yankee Doodle Dog Show, a Patriotic Parade and a culmination at Peralta Park where there will be countless food vendors and eye-catching fireworks display.

This year’s pancake breakfast is once again sponsored by the Canyon Wrestling team and the Anaheim Hills Community Council and Rotary.

At 9:00 a.m., the Yankee Doodle Dog Show will showcase furry four-legged friends that will compete in three categories: Cutest Small Dog, Cutest Big Dog and Most Patriotic Dog. Yankee Doodle Dog Prizes and awards will be given.

The Patriotic Parade will commence at 1:00 p.m. at Canyon High School and will head North on Imperial Hwy before turning right on Santa Ana Canyon Rd. The parade will travel along the East Bound lanes at end at Quintana Rd.

The day wraps up at Peralta Park where there will be live music, great food and an extraordinary show of lights in the sky as a grand finale.

For more information on the Anaheim Hills 4th of July Celebration or how you can get involved, please visit www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org.