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Welcome Home, Jordin Sparks!
Westgate and Sanderson Ford partner with the city of Glendale for Friday pep rally
With the announcement from Fox’s American Idol that Jordin Sparks has moved on to the top three, a hometown visit is being planned for Glendale’s newest superstar.
City officials were notified by Fox of the visit, scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2007. The city has partnered with Westgate City Center and Sanderson Ford to throw a huge sports-themed pep rally that is expected to rival the excitement of the recent college football games.
The event is free and open to the public. Festivities will begin at 3:30 p.m. with live performances from past “Arizona Idols.” A procession, which will begin at 4 p.m., will bring Jordin into the Westgate City Center Fountain Park, located on the north end of the retail development.
Glendale Mayor Elaine Scruggs and the Valley’s five professional teams will take part in a pep rally that will celebrate Jordin’s success. Cheerleaders, mascots and player appearances will make this an event fans will not want to miss! Jordin is also expected to perform a few songs.
Officials encourage event-goers to plan for the warm weather expected on Friday. Attendees should follow event signage for parking instructions. The AVP Glendale Open will be taking place on the east side of Westgate.