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May 27, 2011

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PROM WALK, 2011 FESTIVAL Flying Fish Fest to kick off In celebration of the annual re- turn of Catalina Island's famous flying fish, Catalina announces the 4th Annual Flying Fish Festival, June 2 to 5, a four-day festival of family fun. _ , From June to September every year, Catalina Island welcomes the famed flying fish. This spec- tacular fish soars out of the wa- ter at heights of up to 30 feet and glides for distances as long as one- quarter mile. The flying fish visit the Island for only a few months a year and best show off at night when lured with lights. It is only fitting that Catalina celebrates their arrival by honoring them as special guests with a four-day long weekend of festivities. The Flying Fish Festival kicks off on June 2, a Thursday night, with the Taste Around of Ava- lon. It's a chance to explore some of Avalon's finest eateries and taste their most delectable menu items--all in one night. Each guest attending must purchase a Voting Card in order to participate. Voting cards will be available for advance purchase at a cost of $2 per card at the Chamber's Visitor Center on the Green Pier from Monday, May 30 through Thursday, June 2. Cards will also be available at wrigley Stage dtaTi.'ng the evem for $3 per card. The Taste Around will begin at 5 p.m. on Wrigley Stage, with a brief welcome and introduction. Guests will stroll down Avalon's waterfront and visit participating USC MARCHING BAND "THE SPIRIT OF TROY" will lead Avalon's 4th of July Parade for the 22nd consecutive year. Come celebrate freedom with the USC Trojan Band leading the way i Send your donat!'ons to: Rotary USC Band Fund . Avalon Rota!y. P.O. Box 444, Avalon CA 90704 ": I " i " I BLACK CROWNED HERON CHIC BY THERESA CUMMINGS A crowd gathered in front of the Tour 22. They had their cameras in hand. It design, or the brightly colored flowers in bl perched on the brick ledge, calmly looking away from it. Since Herons eat fish, the ott an assortment of snacks untouched. How chick sliced swordfish, which it quickly at 6 i Friday, May 27, 2011 The CATAUNA ISLANDER