Neighbors celebrate in Studio City’s Colfax Meadows

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karenyoung110BY  KAREN YOUNG

The neighborhood of Colfax Meadows in Studio City showed up in force the morning of July 4 with nearly 800 people participating in its annual parade and block party on Acama Street.

Community volunteers painted patriotic faces.

Community volunteers painted patriotic faces.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) led the parade, followed by two Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) fire trucks. Adults and children alike got a tour of the trucks and a number of people took a ride inside during the parade, which circled a few blocks. Holiday revelers decorated bikes, wagons, and even their pets, in patriotic colors,  to celebrate the day.

Scooting around on a     with flag bearing rubber ducks on hand.

Scooting around with flag bearing rubber ducks on hand.

Hot dogs, beverages and sno-cones were donated by local residents. Children competed in hula hoop and dance contests, as well as a three legged relay, while an LAPD helicopter performed a circular “flyover” which garnered a large round of applause.

Unicycling around the parade.

Michael Carrington unicycles around the parade.

The community came out again in the evening with hundreds of people lining the streets of Colfax and Moorpark to watch the fireworks extravaganza blasting out of CBS Studio Center, where  hundreds more celebrated from inside the studio and on a parking rooftop at the 11th Annual Fireworks Celebration.

Karen Young is the Editor/Publisher of MY DAILY FIND.

Neighborhood friends (L-R) Jordan, Anna, Malloy, Erin, Emma, Claire and Sammy

Friends (L-R) Jordan, Anna, Malloy, Erin, Emma, Claire and Samantha.

Sara hugs her brother Ben after he wins the dance contest.

Sarah hugs her brother Ben after he wins the dance contest.

Friends Henry and Noah enjoy sno-cones.

Friends Henry and Noah enjoy sno-cones.

Riding in the fire truck during the parade.

Riding in the fire truck during the parade.

Everyone loves a parade.

Everyone loves a parade.

The LAPD leads the parade followed by the LAFD.

The LAPD leads the parade followed by the LAFD – and the neighborhood.

On the parade route.

On the parade route.

Over 300 people celebrated in the street.

Over 300 people celebrated in the street.

Going all out for patriotic fashion.

Going all out for patriotic fashion.

A family enjoys hot dogs in the shade.

A family enjoys hot dogs in the shade.

A long line of hula hoopers competed.

A long line of hula hoopers competed.

The three-legged race ran across a front lawn.

The three-legged race ran across a front lawn.

Red, white and blue all over.

Red, white and blue (and pink) all over.

Friends

Friends Lila and Ashley.

Neighborhood residents supplied and cooked hot dogs.

Neighborhood residents supplied cold beverages and barbecued hot dogs.

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