Patriotism abounds on July 4 in Fallbrook
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Issue 29, Volume 18.
Patriotism abounds on July 4 in Fallbrook
Bella Montes, 4, is decked out in patriotic red, white and blue for the July 4th event. Between 2,500 and 2,600 people attended the festivities and over 150 volunteers helped with tasks. The opening ceremony of the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance’s 10th annual July 4th fundraising event at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens features the Marine Corps Color Guard. Co-chairs of the event are Jerri Patchett and Mary Jo Bacik. North County Fire Explorers present the flags of each branch of the military at the beginning of the July 4th celebration at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. Dedicated community volunteer, Jackie Heyneman leads the Pledge of Allegiance during the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance’s July 4th fundraising celebration. Christa Noetzel sings “The Star Spangled Banner” for opening festivities on July 4 at the Grand Tradition. “Walk the Plank,” left, races against “Team Fitness” as they head for the finish in their heat of the rubber raft race. FBA president Pat McDougal secures the raft of Team Red, White and Blue as they wait for the start of the rubber raft race. McDougal ran the raft and rubber duck races. Fallbrook Beautification Alliance volunteers Pat McDougal and Chuck Bacik cheer the rubber raft racers on to the finish line. Team Colorado (pictured) races against Team Tropical Fruit and won its heat in the rubber raft race held during the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance’s July 4th event at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. Twelve teams competed in the raft races. The team, “The Blonds,” enjoys participating in the rubber raft races at the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance’s July 4th celebration. Pat McDougal helps ducks out of the lake at the finish of the Quack-Up Cup rubber duck race. John Culea, background, served as emcee of the event and also kept track of winners. Fallbrook Beautification Alliance July 4th event volunteer Tina Schultz poses with two of the winning rubber ducks from the “Quack-Up Cup” held on the lake at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. Attendees sponsored over 900 little ducks for the race. Amelia and Charlie Hubble wave their flags while riding in a wagon during the children’s parade held just before the live band began playing during the July 4th celebration. Mary Beth Glenn was chair of this year’s children’s area at the event. Laura Fuller, front left, and Kalyn Smith, front right, enjoy a chance to be photographed with Miss Fallbrook Claire Ginther, center, and her court, second princess Halee Olsen, left, and first princess Sarah Engebretson, at the July 4th event. From left, Ray Barrett, Jordan Gorumba, Cody Chambers, and Kyra Cereola participate in the popular teen scavenger hunt at the 4th of July event. The hat Barrett is wearing is a one of the many items needed as a part of the hunt. Sharon Allen and her grandson, Connor display photos they had taken in the photo booth at the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance’s July 4th celebration. The 4th of July crowd fills the lawn at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens. Attendees of the July 4th celebration dance to the band, The Mar Dels, lakeside at the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens.
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