Snow Forecast For Bixby Knolls on Sunday,
Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
(November 18, 2004) -- Bixby Knolls will see snow on Sunday, Dec. 5 -- thirty tons of the
32-degreedelight -- from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.
"Snow in Bixby Knolls" is a LB tradition presented by the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association.
It's the kick-off event for the District's holiday season, historically held on the first Sunday of December
The Bixby Knolls BIA will assure the arrival of the frosty treat on a snowfield for classic family winter fun on Atlantic Ave. between Roosevelt Road and San Antonio Drive.
Snowmen and plenty of clones are expected (like this fellow to the left) along with sled runs.
In addition to lots of
man-madesnow, there'll be pony rides, a rock climbing wall, train rides, a giant slide.
Santa Claus is expected to arrive on an antique fire truck.
Yes, of course kids will have opportunities to let Santa know their special wishes.
And in a convenient coincidence for adults, there'll be plenty of outdoor shopping with local artisans showcasing the finest in unique,
In addition, there'll be tasty delights from regional food vendors, snack stops and local restaurants available at the event.
Live bands, local musicians and dance groups will entertain throughout the day. The Main Stage will be home to the Blues Buffet Band and the kids from Broadway on Bixby and will feature new artists Kelly's Lot, a blues band; and Tanieya, an R&B singer.
A new and completely different entertainment act this year is the Magical Voyage Magic Show. Rounding out the holiday festivities are the Bixby Knolls Christian Church Handbell Choir and the International Peace Choir.
There'll also be information booths from community groups and businesses.
Admission to "Snow in Bixby Knolls" is free, as is parking. All proceeds from the event benefit the Bixby Knolls Revitalization Program.
This year's sponsors for "Snow in Bixby Knolls" are First United Lending Corp; Jamba Juice;
T-Mobile;Toyota & Scion of Long Beach; Long Beach Airport; Four Olives Café; Bixby Knolls Shopping Center; Charter Communications; KKJZ-FM; The Signal Tribune; The UPS Store; Bixby Knolls Shopping Center; The UPS Store; Sav-On Shopping Center; Lee & Barbara Shoag, Re/Max College Park Realty; Jiffy Lube; It's A Grind Coffee House; ABC School & Party Shop; First Bank& Trust; Book Connection; Grand Pacific Resorts; Phillip E. Solomon, DDS, Inc.; Star Jewelers; Light & Life Christian Fellowship; LBS Financial Credit Union; Dunn Family Chiropractic; Coldwell Banker Coastal Alliance; Cingular Wireless; Café Bixby & Pizza; Aspira Foster & Family Services; PrintMasters of Long Beach; Rainbow Center for Spiritual Enrichment; Bixby Knolls Car Wash; Century 21 - Landmark Properties; E H & S Insurance Services; Gazette Newspapers; La Hacienda; Liberty Tax Service; and Total Life Ministry.
BK KIA also sponsors the Bixby Knolls Street Fair each June.
The group also maintains a web site with a directory of Bixby Knolls businesses and news of upcoming events at www.bixbyknollsinfo.com.
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association's purpose is to enhance the business environment and quality of life in Bixby Knolls. The BIA’s objective is to maintain an aggressive, well-rounded program designed to strengthen the organization; promote and market the district; retain, strengthen and attract new businesses and improve the common areas.
BKBIA's officers are: President William M. Snead; VP Angie Beeks; Sec'y Diane Napier; Treasurer Mike Biddle; Directors: Diane Booth, Brent Dunn, Pam Dunn, DC, QME, Jim Millsap; Douglas Orr; Jack Skandalakis; Phillip C. Solomon, DDS; Community Liaison Lew Nelson; Executive Director Jeffrey Henderson.
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