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Tim Conway, Jr. presides over parade

TIM CONWAY, JR. will preside over the annual 4th of July parade in Huntington Beach (KFI-AM photo).

Tim Conway, Jr., a talk show host on KFI-AM, will be the grand marshal of the 113th annual 4th of July Parade  scheduled for Main Street in Huntington Beach.

Conway, son of television star Tim Conway (“McHale’s Navy,” “Carol Burnett Show,” is the host of a weeknight radio show that airs from 6-10 p.m. on the both AM 640 and web streaming.

The parade is themed “United We Stand,” and will step off at 10 a.m. That evening there will be a fireworks show off the city pier at 9 p.m.

In addition to the parade, which features bands, local and national celebrities and more, there will be a festival in the Pier Plaza July 2-4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Other 4th of July activities will include the Surf City Fun Run, a pancake breakfast at Lake Park from 7 to 10 a.m.

The parade began on July 4, 1904 to commemorate the arrival in the city of the first electric passenger train linking Los Angeles to Long Beach and Huntington Beach (named after rail mogul Henry Huntington).

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Elvis Festival returns to GG on Aug. 27

The 18th annual Elvis Festival will be back on historic Main Street in downtown Garden Grove on Sunday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event honors of the 40th anniversary of Presley’s death on Aug. 16, 1977.

Garden Grove Downtown Business Association sponsors the event, which will feature performances by local Elvis tribute artists, a King of Cadillacs car show, an Elvis-theme art show and more.

Admission and parking are free. For more information call (714) 267-4657.

Summer time for free meals

The free Summer Meal program sponsored by the Garden Grove Unified School District will begin on Monday, June 26 with a kickoff at the Garden Grove Regional Library.

The GGUSD is expanding its program It will offer a free summer lunch to all children 18 and under at more than 20 locations in the district, which serves most of Garden Grove and parts of Westminster and other cities. New to the program this year will be locations at library and three additional GGUSD schools.

The kickoff will be at 11200 Stanford Ave. at 11:45 a.m. For more information to (714) 663-6155.

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