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July 4, 2009 (El Cajon)--A dazzling display of fireworks will light the skies over El Cajon this 4th of July thanks to a generous donation by Waste Management in partnership with the City of El Cajon.  Patriotic festivities take place at Kennedy Park,1675 East Madison Avenue, across the street from Granite Hills High School. This daylong event starts with a picnic at noon and ends with  fireworks at 9:00 p.m.


For the picnic, City of El Cajon Recreation Department staff will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, sodas and water at the park side gates of the Kennedy Center from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Vendors this year include Kettle Corn Cabana, California Gourmet Snow and S&S Fun Bounce. The skate park will be open from 12 noon to 8:00 p.m. (Helmets, elbow pads, kneepads and ID will be required).


El Cajon Police Department will be patrolling the area of Kennedy Park throughout the day on the 4th of July. Bicycle Patrol Teams and officers mounted on horseback will be in the area of the park all day long. The Police Department would like to remind everyone that possessing fireworks is illegal and officers will issue citations for violations. Also, alcoholic beverages and smoking “are not allowed” in the park.


There will be some street closures in the area of Kennedy Park. Fourth Street, between Madison and Granite Hills will be closed to vehicle traffic on Saturday, July 4th, from 8:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. Heavy traffic conditions can be expected following the fireworks while traffic is directed away from the event.  The City asks citizens to join the efforts of the El Cajon Police Department and the El Cajon Fire Department to make this a safe and enjoyable 4th of July celebration.

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