On Saturday, October 27th, SCV Habitat for Heroes in partnership with Green Convergence installed solar panels on a local Saugus veteran's home. Green Convergence donated and installed new roofing and a sun power system on the home of local Iraq war veteran Joshua Murphy and his wife Windie. By placing solar panels the Murphy's will save money on their electric bills and will make their home more energy efficient. Read more here.
On Friday, October 19th, a small group of performers from Circus Vargas visited the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center. There were three performers; a juggler, a clown, and a hula-hooper. The juggler was only 16 years old and was able to juggle seven balls. Another performer was able to hula-hoop 23 hula-hoops. Circus Vargas advertises themselves as a circus with a touch of Broadway. This year they are putting on a new show, their most exciting ever.
On Saturday October 27, the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center hosted their 10th annual Gotta Regatta fundraiser. People were able to adopt a rubber duck and enter them in a race which was held for the first time at Bridgeport Park. Over 3,000 ducks were adopted and raced. The winner recieved a $2,500 gift certificate to Southwest Airlines. Along with the races, the City of Santa Clarita honored local Olympians of the recent London Olympics.
On August 4, Santa Clarita’s finalists for the Texaco Country Showdown Local Contest, Jessica Marie and Poor Man’s Poison performed at Concerts in the Park at Central Park. The Showdown is a chance for undiscovered singers and bands to share their musical talent locally, regionally, and even nationally. All contestants begin the competition at a participating local radio station – one of them being Santa Clarita’s hometown station, KHTS AM 1220. Interview With Jessica Marie and Poor Man's Poison.