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KHTS Around Town

KHTS Around Town Photo gallery

Events around the Santa Clarita Valley are captured here with the KHTS Around Town Photo Gallery!

    Veterans Day Ceremony - November 11, 2012

    On Sunday, November 11th, the City of Santa Clarita hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony.  The event was held at the Veterans Historical Plaza in Newhall.  Veterans from all branches of the military were honored at the ceremony.  Speakers at the event included: Duane Harte, J.D. Kennedy, Rabbi Blazer, Mayor Frank Ferry, Councilmember Marsha McLean, Master Sgt. Eldonna Fernandez, Councilmember Laurene Weste and others.  A table set for one symbolized the plight of POW's and their families.  JROTC members performed a rifle demonstration.  The Four of Hearts, an a capella group from Hart High School, sang "God Bless the USA" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."  Heather Kate Duncan sang the "National Anthem" and Gayle La Rone sang "God Bless America."   The Young Marines acted as the Color Guard.

    Festival of Trees - November 10, 2012


    From now until November 21st, the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita are hosting their 10th anuual Festival of Trees.  Festival of Trees features a variety of events for the whole family.  The main attractions are the elaborately decorated Christmas trees of all themes imaginable.  Attendees can bid on these Christmas trees and many of the trees come with extra bonuses such as vacations, furniture, theme park tickets, and all sorts of toys.  Bidding ends November 18th.  There is a stage in the center of the exhibition that showcases a variety of talents and live entertainment.  For the younger guests, there is a kid corner with all kinds of crafts and activities.  In addition to the large trees, there are miniature trees up for bid, wreaths that can be purchased, and one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses that guests can also buy.  Festival of Trees is located at the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall between The Patios and Sears. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.

    Green Thumb Christmas Open House - November 10, 2012


    On Saturday, November 10th, Green Thumb International held their Christmas Open House.  The event showcased all that Green Thumb has to offer in Christmas decor.  There were decorated trees, each in its own theme.  Santa greeted custumers as they walked into the store.  Department 56 villages were lit up on display.  Green Thumb offers buyers all sorts of Christmas decorations for both inside and outside: wreaths, garlands, lights, nativity scenes, tree toppers, and Christmas Trees.  Green Thumb is a full service garden center.  Green Thumb International is located at 23734 Newhall Avenue in Newhall.

    AV Party Rental Holiday Open House - November 10, 2012


    On Saturday, November 10th, AV Party Rental held their holiday open house.  They had different tables displaying Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years themes.  They also had a miniature village display.  A harpist played for guests to put them in a holiday mood.  AV Party Rental supplies: tables, chairs, tents, canopies, flooring, lighting, heating, cooling, catering equipment, bars, arches, gazebos, candelabras, linens, china, glassware, flatware, beverage services, food services, and much more for parties and events.  They are located ar 23800 Newhall Avenue in Newhall.

    ZOE Rescue Walk - November 10, 2012

    On Saturday, November 10th, a walk was held to raise funds for ZOE.  ZOE is an international Christian organization that provides safe homes to orphans and children in danger.  This danger comes from a growing threat of human trafficking.  Over 27 million people are being trafficked right now, and 1.8 million of them are children.  ZOE has a home located in Thailand that houses more than 60 rescued children.  Over 750 participants came out to walk and show their support.  In addition to the walk, there was a silent auction.  Bags and t-shirts were given to participants.  The bags were made by people who were rescued from trafficking.  Victims are making these bags as a means of learning to support themselves.  The event was held at Newhall Park.

    Glenn Miller Orchestra visits West Ranch High School - November 7, 2012


    On Wednesday, November 7, the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra came to West Ranch High School.  The concert was held for the benefit of the West Ranch High School Music Department.  The Orchestra was directed by Nick Hilscher and the vocalist was Eileen Burns. The band played to a packed house. Prior to the main event, guests were treated to the musical stylings of the West Ranch Studio A Jazz Band.  The Glen Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been playing ever since. Top hits include "In the Mood," "Moonlight Seranade," "Tuxedo Junction," "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" and "Pennsylvania 6-5000."

    Haunted Jailhouse - October 28, 2012



    On Sunday, October 28th, the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station hosted their 23rd Annual Haunted Jailhouse.  Children of all ages were invited to come in costume and participate in a costume contest.  There was a haunted house for braver, older guests and a kid-friendly interactive not so haunted house.  Along with the haunted houses there were outside activities that everyone could enjoy.  A dance group performed, there was a dunk-a-deputy game, a mini zip-line, and a couple of inflatable bounce houses.

    Make a Difference Day - October 27, 2012


    On Saturday, October 27th, Santa Clarita joined in the national Make a Difference Day.  Make a Difference Day is an event held across the country that encourages volunteers of all ages to come out and do their part.  An early morning rally was held in the Valencia Hyatt parking lot before everyone dispersed and went to their assigned events.  There were over 1500 volunteers.  Some places that recieved much needed service were; the Placerita Nature Center, New Leash on Life, Carousel Ranch, Child & Family Center, Boys & Girls Club of SCV, the Gibbon Conservation Center, Help the Children, SCV Senior Center, and numerous schools throughout the SCV.  Some of the tasks included; brush clearnce in fire break, tree trimming, painting, tree and shrub planting, weeding, table and window washing, interior repair to floors, and fence building.

    SCV Habitat for Heroes House Gets Solar Panels - October 27, 2012



    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.

    Circus Vargas Visits SCV Senior Center - October 19, 2012

    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.