On Monday, March 11, 2013, dignitaries and friends came out to Hart Park for the official dedication of the new fence.
A wonderful spread of breakfast snacks awaited guests in Hart Hall before and after presentations by Russ Guiney, Director of LA County Department of Parks and Recreation, Morris Thomas, District Director for Congressman Howard McKeon, Laurene Weste, Mayor Pro-Tem for the City of Santa Clarita and the President of the Friends of Hart Park, and Dr. Jane Pisano, Director and President of the Natural History Museum.
The keynote address was provided by none other than LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, whose generous financial support made this new fence possible.
And following the ribbon cutting ceremony, in which Supervisor Antonovich performed the honors, guests could stop by and enjoy a special display of Bill Hart's tack set up in Hart Hall. The incredible pieces, including a bridle with silver and turquois ornamentation, had recently received professional and much-needed conservation treatment. Conservation treatment that was funded by Supervisor Antonovich.
And through it all, a beautiful day, with a bright sun shining down on the brand new fence. Many thanks to everyone who made this fence possible!