Friday, February 14, 2014

Altadena Sheriff's Captain Benedict to ride in the Altadena/Pasadena Black History Parade

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Friday February 14, 2014, 12:52 PM

- Altadena Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff

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Community: Altadena Sheriff's Captain
Benedict participating in the Altadena/Pasadena's Black History Parade
February 15th

Altadena Sheriff's Staion Captain Benedict
participating in the Altadena/Pasadena's Black History Parade

The public is invited to Pasadena’s 32nd annual Black History Parade and
Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, one of the
biggest and longest-running Black History parades in California. The
festive celebration is free and fun for the entire family. This year’s
theme is “Black History: A Legacy for the Present and Our Future.”

This year, the parade will feature the Pasadena City College Band and
Herald Trumpeters, along with 76 additional entries, including musicians,
dancers, equestrians, local youth groups, dignitaries and community
leaders. The Grand Marshals are: Gary Moody, community activist and
president of the NAACP Pasadena Branch, and Shirlette Butler-Elder,
childcare advocate and director of Butler-Elder Family Child Care.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Charles White Park at Fair Oaks Avenue
and Ventura Street in Altadena; then heads south on Fair Oaks Avenue
before ending at Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena.

The festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on the north side of
Robinson Park at Hammond Street. Live entertainment will be provided for both
adults and children, including performances by female rhythm and blues
band Klymaxx and 2013 Pasadena Idol winner Tori Harvey. The festival will
also feature for-sale food by vendors and free information booths.

The public is encouraged to arrive early to navigate around street
closures, find parking and their favorite viewing spot on the parade
route. Free parking will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis
at Calvary Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 135 Glorieta St.,

The following streets will be closed for the parade and festival at the
times listed below. Motorists are advised to drive with caution in the

• Hammond Street, between Morton Avenue and Fair Oaks Avenue, 8 a.m.-6

• Fair Oaks Avenue, between Woodbury Road and Mountain Street, 8:30
a.m.-1 p.m.

• Mountain Street, between Raymond Avenue & Morton Avenue, 9 a.m.-1

• Morton Avenue, between Glorieta Street and Hammond Street, 9 a.m.-1

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