Concerts in the Park

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Key Clubbers make the kids' snowcones to order, adding many flavors before handing over the treat to excited youngsters.

BY NIMRAH IMAM | DIVISION 15 | CLAREMONT

Most people dread Mondays. The first weekday of the week is usually quite uneventful and can be quite a drag. But during the summer in Claremont, it’s different. Every Monday night during July and August, the city of Claremont along with Kiwanis, sponsors and hosts various music groups for entertaining the community at Memorial Park. The concerts are free and open to the public. They are continually a success and draw hundreds of people out each night. Friends and families gather and bring blankets, chairs, and picnic blankets to enjoy the evening. The series of concerts attempt to appeal to a wide audience as they offer diverse types of music.

Claremont High School’s Key Club has had the privilege of helping out this great event for Kiwanis. Of course, concessions are offered during the concerts by Kiwanis. Concertgoers can buy anything from popcorn, candy, and drinks to hot dogs, quesadillas, and burgers. Proceeds from the concessions go to fund the band and make everyone from adults to kids very happy! Key Club members volunteer at the snack bar to help out Kiwanis sell concessions. Set-up is from 5:30-7:30, serving is 6:30-8:30, and clean-up is 7:30-9:30. The volunteers have a great time interacting with all the people while still having fun and enjoying the festivities. Concerts in the Park make Mondays a truly memorable experience for all and an exciting event to volunteer at for Key Club.