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Reyes Adobe Days Celebrates City's Milestone Birthday

Commemorating 30 years of cityhood, the eighth annual Reyes Adobe Days offered fun for the whole family.

Agoura Hills celebrated "30 years of the good life" with its eighth annual Reyes Adobe Days (RAD) this past weekend.

Approximately 5,000 people turned out for the festivities on the Reyes Adobe grounds each day, according to Zach Miller, recreation manager.

The event kicked off on Saturday morning with the parade down Reyes Adobe Road.

This year's grand marshal, Hayley Kiyoko, waved to the throngs lined up along the sidewalks. The 2009 Agoura High School graduate is known for her roles in the Cartoon Network movies Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins and Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster as well as in the Disney Channel's Lemonade Mouth.

"I'm so excited to see the blue and gold colors of my high school ... It's a trip down memory lane. I saw Principal Meisel," Kiyoko told Agoura Hills Patch. "It's nice being part of the community."

And this wasn't the first time Kiyoko has taken part in the RAD parade. "I've been in several when Reyes Adobe Days was still new," she said. "I remember we would decorate our truck in the school colors and shout as we rode down the parade route."

This year's event commemorated Agoura Hills 30th anniversary as a city. Following the parade, Kiyoko and Mayor John Edelston lead the crowd in a rendition of "Happy Birthday," after which city volunteers handed out chocolate cupcakes.

"Reyes Adobe Days is an incredible representation of the community coming together ... and what better way to celebrate our city's 30th birthday," Edeston said.

Once again, the city offered authentic rancho activities in which children partcipated to win a prize–a free kid's dinner at Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill. This year, hands-on activities included soap-making, plant growing and tortilla-making.

Family entertainment included train rides, a petting zoo, a drum circle and live music.

Ladyface Ale Companie offered its popular beer garden, featuring its very own Reyes Adobe Red Ale. A portion of the proceeds from all ale sales benefit continued preservation of the historical site.

New this year was a ghost hunt and multiple book signings, including the introduction of a new book about Agoura Hills, which will be released next year.

Have any favorite Reyes Adobe Days photos of your own? Please add them to our gallery.

Susan Pascal October 08, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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