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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Santee to Hold Family Fest at Town Center Community Park

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The city of Santee is holding a special event to show off the city’s newest park and to dedicate some of the park’s special amenities, a walking path, stage, soccer fields and a human sun dial.

Family Fest, celebrating the long awaited completion of Town Center Community Park, is scheduled for on Saturday, August 27.

The event will include food, music and activities the whole family can enjoy, plus a special appearance by WNBA legend Kristen Mann.  Mann, who played for four WNBA teams as well as professionally overseas, will lead a clinic for boys and girls from ages 7 to 13 that will encourage them to get outside and play this summer. Clinic participants will receive a free T-shirt.

Encompassing 55 acres along the north side of the San Diego River, Town Center Community Park also includes the Cameron Family YMCA, the City of Santee Aquatics Center, and a 15-acre recreational sports complex with batting cages, and lighted baseball, softball, and arena soccer fields operated by Sportsplex USA.

During Family Fest, the park’s circular walking path, which is nearly two-thirds of a mile long, will be dedicated in honor of the U.S Marines 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division and Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462.

Free hot dogs, chips and beverages will be available while supplies last. There will be inflatable jumps, laser tag, crafts and interactive booths, along with fitness contests and games. The City of Santee Aquatics Center will be open for free swimming all day.

Live music will be performed by doo-wop a capella group The Alley Cats, a dance and percussion group named Jr. Crew, and singer Kelsie Martin, who starred in the MTV reality show Made.

The event is sponsored by Western Rim, ACE electric, Area West Fence, MIG, Musco Lighting, and Coca-Cola. Sponsor Coca-Cola will present the city of Santee with a $10,000 grant awarded as part of their America is Your Park campaign.  This is the second year that the Coca-Cola “Live Positively” initiative has launched the national America is Your Park contest that includes donating a series of recreation grants to help provide families with ways to get active outdoors. Town Center Community Park is currently vying for one of three grand prizes to be awarded through the program.

Town Center Community Park is located at 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA  92071. For more information, visit the city's website or call the Special Events hotline at 619-258-4100 ext. 201.

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