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Saturday July 09 2016

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 2016 – Photo Gallery and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run, 2016 - Photo Gallery and Video

Posted 7/9/16 - Each year, the Spero Foundation hosts the Firecracker 5K Fun Run.  Funds raised are used to benefit the Foundation’s philanthropy.  Enjoy these photos and video from the event. Note – photos are not entirely in chronological order, you will find some pre-race photos even towards the end.

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Monday July 04 2016

Pre-4th Party in the Park, featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photo Gallery

Pre-4th Party in the Park, featuring Groovy Lemon Pie - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/4/2016 – Video to follow…eventually

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Saturday July 02 2016

Sierra Madre 4th of July Events Schedule

Posted 7/2/16

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Saturday July 02 2016

2016 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade Lineup

2016 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/2/16

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Thursday May 26 2016

Parade Entry Open, Deadline is June 1st

Press Release posted 5/26/16   - There is NO FEE to participate in the parade this year thanks to a sponsorship from the The Kensington. Due to staging concerns, no late entries will be accepted. Please make sure to fill out all fields and hit the submit button! http://www.paradecloud.com/online_registration.php… sierramadre4thofjuly.com For questions regarding parade registration please [...]

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Saturday May 07 2016

Siberell Named Grand Marshal, Lowe Named Hometown Hero for 2016 4th of July Parade

Siberell Named Grand Marshal, Lowe Named Hometown Hero for 2016 4th of July Parade

Press release posted 5/7/16 - The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2016 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s man of many hats Pete Siberell. “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of time [...]

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Monday July 13 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 3

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2015, Picture Page 2

Posted 7/12/15 – Click a photo to enlarge

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Sunday July 12 2015

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2015

Posted 7/12/15 Official Sierra Madre 4th of July page Main News Net 4th of July page 2015 4th of July Parade Lineup Pre-Parade Concert in the Park Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie – Photos and Video Spero Foundation Annual 4th of July Firecracker 5K Fun Run – Photos and Video Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Open House [...]

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Sunday July 12 2015

Woman’s Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Woman's Club 4th of July Open House, Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Posted 7/12/15 – As always, the Woman’s Club opened their doors prior to the Parade, offering continental breakfast to the communities.  The gallery below includes photos from that, as well as photos taken along the parade route prior to the start of the parade.  Enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Spero Foundation Firecracker 5K Fun Run 2015, Photos and Video

Posted 7/12/15 – The Spero Foundation held its Annual July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run on the morning of the fourth, with medals for the first 300 participants.  Below the video is a photo gallery, enjoy.

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Sunday July 12 2015

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Pre 4th of July Concert in the Park, Featuring Groovy Lemon Pie

Posted 7/12/15 – The 4th of July Pre-Concert in the Park featured Groovy Lemon Pie performing, a kid section full of bouncy houses, local non-profit booths, food trucks, several food trucks, and the always popular beer garden.  Below the concert videos, you’ll find a photo gallery.  Click to enlarge. Tom Petty’s “You Get Me High” [...]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

2015 Sierra Madre 4th of July Community Events Schedule

Press Release posted 6/28/15, reposted 7/3/15 – Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities – www.sierramadre4thofjuly.com Pre-Parade Party & Picnic: The fun begins on July 3rd from 5:30pm-10:30pm in Memorial Park. Grab a drink at the Friends of Sierra Madre Little League beer garden, dance to music from the band Groovy Lemon Pie and let your kids have [...]

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Friday July 03 2015

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

2015 4th of July Parade Lineup

Posted 7/3/15 – Parade Sponsor: The Kensington

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Saturday May 16 2015

Bartolais Named 4th of July Grand Marshal, Parade Details

Bartolais Named 4th of July Grand Marshal, Parade Details

Press Release posted 5/16/15 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2015 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Nina and Clem Bartolai. “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of [...]

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Friday May 08 2015

2015 Sierra Madre Fourth Of July Firecracker Fun Run Registration

Press Release posted 5/8/15 –  The Spero Foundation will be hosting their fifth annual “Fire Cracker Fun Run” as part of the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Festivities. This is an “unofficial 5K event,” but a running clock is provided. We welcome runners and walkers of all ages. Walkers with strollers and dogs on leashes [...]

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Thursday May 07 2015

4th of July Parade Registration Open, Free Thanks to The Kensington

Press Release posted 5/7/15 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade is an annual tradition that is an integral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown parade features community members, organizations, classic cars, a marching band, kids on their decorated bikes and so much more. Join us for the 2015 parade on Saturday, [...]

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Monday April 27 2015

Deadline for 4th of July Grand Marshal Nominations this Thursday!

Press Release posted 4/27/15 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2015 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal Nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit [...]

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Monday February 09 2015

4th of July Committee Seeking Dedicated Volunteers

4th of July Committee Seeking Dedicated Volunteers

Press Release posted 2/9/15 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee needs your help! Its two-day long celebration and parade has become one of the biggest events in the community. They need people with events, party planning and logistical experience to assist  in producing this spectacular event. The committee is looking to fill out [...]

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Sunday July 06 2014

4th of July Parade Photo Gallery – Updated with Video

4th of July Parade Photo Gallery - Updated with Video

Posted 7/6/14 -  Updated with video 7/10/14 – There are about 260 pictures here (below the video), so the page might take a little longer than usual to load completely.  Most of these pictures are in chronological order, but there are about 20 pictures or so at the end that are out of order, in [...]

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Sunday July 06 2014

4th of July Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

4th of July Pre-Parade Photo Gallery

Posted 7/6/14 – Enjoy. Click an image to enlarge.

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Wednesday July 02 2014

Sierra Madre 4th of July Activities

Sierra Madre 4th of July Activities

Press Release posted 6/27/14 – For over 45 years the Sierra Madre Community has joined together in celebration of the great American tradition with music, picnics, games and the ever popular 4th of July Parade. Residents and guests crowd Sierra Madre Boulevard to watch youngsters on their patriotic bikes stroll down the route along side [...]

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Wednesday July 02 2014

Sierra Madre 2014 4th of July Parade Lineup and Community Events Map

Sierra Madre 2014 4th of July Parade Lineup and Community Events Map

Posted 6/27/14 – Click the link or the image 2014 Parade Lineup and Community Events Calendar

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Sunday June 22 2014

2014 4th of July Schedule of Activities

2014 4th of July Schedule of Activities

Press Release posted 6/22/14 – Fourth of July Schedule of Activities Pre-Parade Party & Picnic  at Memorial Park Thursday, July 3rd 5:30 – 10:30pm Friends of SMLL Beer Garden – Non-Profit Booths – CIVIC CLUB CONFETTI  EGGS – DUNK TANK  - KIDS FUN ZONE – Kiwanis – Sierra Madre Pizza Co – Food Trucks*:  Slammin’ Sliders [...]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

Alcorns, SMSR Recognized by 4th of July Committee as Grand Marshals, Hometown Heroes

Press Release posted 5/7/14 – The volunteers of the Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee are pleased and excited to announce that the 2014 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Sierra Madre’s very own Pat and De Alcorn.  “The Grand Marshal is a person or persons whose efforts over a long period of [...]

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Wednesday May 07 2014

4th of July Parade, Fun Run Registration Open

4th of July Parade, Fun Run Registration Open

Press Releases posted 5/7/14 Registration Begins for 4th of July Parade Entrants, Free Thanks to The Kensington The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Parade is an annual tradition that is an integral part of the Sierra Madre community! This hometown parade features community members, organizations, classic cars, a marching band, kids on their decorated bikes [...]

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Wednesday April 02 2014

4th of July Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

4th of July Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

Press Release posted 4/2/14 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of [...]

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Thursday November 28 2013

Committee Members and Volunteers Wanted for the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee

Press Release posted 11/28/13 – Join in the fun of hosting Sierra Madre’s favorite hometown tradition, 4th of July! The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for motivated, enthusiastic, creative, and friendly volunteers to serve as a committee member or day-of volunteer. Committee members would assist with various tasks to help with the [...]

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Sunday July 21 2013

4th of July Concert Videos – Groovy Lemon Pie

Posted 7/21/13 – This year’s 4th of July concert featured Groovy Lemon Pie.  Click here to view the photo gallery, click here to return to the main 2013 4th of July Index Page, click a video below to see and hear them performing. We Won’t Get Fooled Again, Is She Really Going Out With Him, [...]

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Sunday July 21 2013

4th of July 2013 – Community Picnic in the Park, Video

Posted 7/21/13 – After the parade on the fourth, there was a Community Picnic in the Park.  Sierra Madre Civic Club sponsored and oversaw traditional games such as a three-legged race, egg toss, balloon toss and more, Gem City Jazz Cats performed big band and swing, there were several food trucks on hand, the pool [...]

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Sunday July 07 2013

4th of July 2013 Community Picnic in the Park – Photo Gallery

4th of July 2013 Community Picnic in the Park - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/7/13 – As part of the 4th of July festivities, there was a Community Picnic in the Park.  The pool was open free of charge, the beer garden was open, as was the dunk tank, there were multiple food trucks.  Civic Club sold confetti eggs, but they also sponsored and oversaw old time games [...]

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2013

Posted 7/6/13 - Here’s the main 4th of July index page, with links to photos and videos from previous years. Here’s the Schedule of Activities for the 3rd and 4th of July, 2013. Here’s the parade lineup for 2013. Here’s the 4th of July Festivities flyer the 4th of July Committee mailed to all residents. Here’s [...]

Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 – Video

Posted 7/6/13 – Here are some brief snippets of video from the parade, featuring the Gooden School Band, the SM City College Band, the JROTC, Katrelya Angus belly dancing, The Unknown Band, Sierra Madre Music’s Tuesday Night Band, The Shriners’ mini-cars, the Rose Float, The Playhouse entry, some ice chests zooming around, SMFD, and an [...]

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Photo Gallery 6 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Photo Gallery 6 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 6 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Mother Moo, Moms Across America March to Label GMOs, Daughters of the American Revolution, SMFD, Madre Deeres and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 5 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 5 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 5 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Don Benito Cub Scouts, Hastings Ranch Nursery School, Sierra Madre Music, Sierra Madre Playhouse, Gold Lightning All-Stars 8U Softball Champs.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 4 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 4 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 4 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Simpson Citrus Grove, Kiwanis, Mtn. Views News, Vintage Cyclery, Horseless Carriages and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 3 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2013 Parade Photo Gallery 3 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 3 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes The Unknown Band, Lucky Baldwin’s, St. Rita Parish, Alverno High, Shriner’s Mini-cars, Mary’s Market, SMLL and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 2 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 2 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 2 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes Sierra Madre City College, Local Elected Officials, Citizen of the Year and Older American of the Year, world famous Sierra Madre Search and Rescue Team and more.  Return to the 2013 [...]

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Saturday July 06 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 1 of 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade 2013 Photo Gallery 1 of 6

Posted 7/6/13 – Photo Gallery 1 of 6 from 2013 Sierra Madre 4th of July Parade. Click on an image to enlarge.  This page includes CERT, Grand Marshal VFW Post 3208, CERT, Military Museum, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Supervisor Mike Antonovich, and more.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Friday July 05 2013

Firecracker 5K Draws 200 Runners in Sierra Madre

Firecracker 5K Draws 200 Runners in Sierra Madre

Posted 7/5/13 – Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page. For the third year in a row, the Spero Foundation put on a Firecracker Fun Run as part of the 4th of July festivities.  This year there were a couple new twists.  In order to make the run an official 5K, the starting [...]

Thursday July 04 2013

Sierra Madre 4th of July Festivities Photo Gallery, Woman’s Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July Festivities Photo Gallery, Woman's Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Posted 7/4/13 -Here’s a photo gallery of shots from the Woman’s Club open house before the parade, and other pre-parade images.  Return to the 2013 4th of July Festivities Index page.

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Thursday July 04 2013

July 3rd Festivities at Memorial Park – Photo Gallery, Bubble Wrap Fireworks Video, More to Come

July 3rd Festivities at Memorial Park - Photo Gallery, Bubble Wrap Fireworks Video, More to Come

Posted 7/3/13 –   If you’re looking for information on today’s activities, it’s in the article directly below this one.  Here are the photos from the July 3rd festivities, below the video of the bubble wrap fireworks.  I also have lots of Groovy Lemon Pie concert video, and some dunk tank video.  Check back for [...]

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Friday June 28 2013

SierraMadreSue’s Music News – reminders and new EDitions!

Posted 6/28/13 - Note: the new listings are preceded by ***s.  Check ‘em out…..  I may not be sending any updates till after the 4th of July – so I hope you all have a fun holiday!  And for those of you in Sierra Madre dealing with the severe water restrictions – if you’re gonna be [...]

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Wednesday June 12 2013

Mama Pete Named Honorary Hometown Hero

Press Release posted 6/12/13 – The Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee announced  this week that it will honor the memory of  Marjorie “Mama Pete” Peterson  with a “Hometown Hero”  recognition in the upcoming 2013 parade and festivities. The posthumous honor comes as the community collectively mourns Peterson’s passing this week, and the Committee is [...]

Saturday April 20 2013

4th of July Committee Seeking Grand Marshal Nominations

Press Release posted 4/20/13 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2013 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held as always the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of [...]

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Friday July 06 2012

4th of July 2012 – Main Index Page

4th of July 2012 - Main Index Page

Posted 7/5/12 – Updated 7/6/12 Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page July 3rd photos, including Groovy Lemon Pie concert photos July 4th pre-parade photos July 4th parade photos, page 1 July 4th parade photos, page 2 July 4th parade photos, page 3 July 4th parade [...]

Friday July 06 2012

Dunk Tank, Parade Videos

Posted 7/6/12 Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page Dunk tank video – SierraMadreSue Behrens and Adam Matsumoto were kind enough to volunteer some time in the dunk tank, and I got some video of each of them getting dunked…   Parade video – snippets of [...]

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Friday July 06 2012

4th of July Post-Parade Community Picnic Photo Gallery

4th of July Post-Parade Community Picnic Photo Gallery

Posted 7/6/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Friday July 06 2012

Spero Foundation July 4th Firecracker 5K Fun Run Results

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page Press Release posted 7/6/12 - The Spero Foundation and the Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee welcomed over 200 participants to this year’s Fire Cracker Fun Run on July 4th.    With only one small miss-step at the start, technical difficulties [...]

Friday July 06 2012

4th of July Parade 2012 Photo Gallery, Page 6

4th of July Parade 2012 Photo Gallery, Page 6

Posted 7/6/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 5

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 5

Posted 7/5/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 4

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 4

Posted 7/5/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 3

Posted 7/5/12 - Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 2

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 2

Posted 7/5/12 – Click an image to enlarge.  Enjoy. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 1

4th of July 2012 Parade Photo Gallery, Page 1

Posted 7/5/12 – Enjoy the photo galleries, click an image to enlarge. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Thursday July 05 2012

4th of July Pre- Parade 2012 Picture Gallery

4th of July Pre- Parade 2012 Picture Gallery

Posted 7/5/12 - Enjoy the photo galleries, click an image to enlarge. Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2012 main index page

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Wednesday July 04 2012

Fourth of July Festivities, Day 1 – Photo Gallery

Fourth of July Festivities, Day 1 - Photo Gallery

Posted 7/4/12 – Please enjoy this photo gallery.  Click a photo to enlarge.  Come back later, we’ll be adding some video of a couple folks getting dunked.  My apologies to Eric Leclair, who was (by far) the biggest draw of the evening.  We were so backed up the whole time he was in the booth, [...]

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Sunday July 01 2012

Dunk Tank Schedule Taking Shape

Dunk Tank Schedule Taking Shape

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Thursday June 28 2012

Civic Club Tradition – Confetti Eggs in the Park, July 3rd and 4th!

Civic Club Tradition - Confetti  Eggs in the Park, July 3rd and 4th!

Posted 6/28/12 - A Fourth of July tradition since 1973, Sierra Madre Civic Club will again offer Confetti filled eggs for sale in Memorial Park on July 3rd and at Sierra Vista Park on July 4th. The popular eggs are always a sell-out so look for the Civic Club booth and get yours early.  The eggs [...]

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Friday June 22 2012

Shuttles Available to Community Picnic, 4th Activities Schedule, Parade Lineup

Shuttles Available to Community Picnic, 4th Activities Schedule, Parade Lineup

Posted 6/22/12 - Click for Parade Lineup, maps    Click for Dunk Tank List July 3rd ★ 5:00pm –10:00pm 5:00pm Memorial Park opens for events ★Beer Garden★ Food Trucks★Non-Profit Booths★Chamber Dunk Tank *Slamming Sliders *Gourmet Genie*Mother Moo Creamery *Round Burgers *Greasy Wiener*Bool BBQ *Da Kine Shave Ice *Subject to change without notice 7:00pm  -9:30pm ★ Groovy Lemon Pie [...]

Tuesday June 19 2012

One Week Left for Firecracker 5k Fun Run EARLY BIRD Registration

One Week Left for Firecracker 5k Fun Run EARLY BIRD Registration

Posted 6/19/12 - Join the Spero Foundation and the 4th of July Committee for the 2nd Annual 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run. This 5K event is open to runners of all ages and follows the 4th of July Parade route. Participants will begin in Kersting Court and run east on Sierra Madre Boulevard down to [...]

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Monday June 11 2012

News Net’s 4th of July Page Live Again, Updated

Posted 6/11/12 – You may have noticed the links across the top of each page in the News Net site.  We have to rotate pages in and out, because we can only put up a few of those links at a time (until I get better with css code, anyway).  Well, we’ve just rotated in [...]

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Friday June 08 2012

Woman’s Club Wants to See You on 4th of July, at Pre-Parade Open House

Posted 6/8/12 – by Phyllis Chapman Sierra Madre’s Woman’s Club invites the public to their annual July 4th Pre-Parade Open House, from 8am to 10am at Essick House, their historic clubhouse, 550 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  This is at the corner of the boulevard and Sunnyside, which is also the starting point of Sierra Madre’s [...]

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Thursday June 07 2012

Spero Foundation to Sponsor Firecracker 5K Fun Run

Spero Foundation to Sponsor Firecracker 5K Fun Run

Posted 6/7/12 – The Spero Foundation will sponsor the 2nd Annual Firecracker 5k Fun Run on the morning of July 4th, prior to the parade.  Runners begin at Baldwin Ave. and Sierra Madre, run east to Sierra Vista Park, turn around and run back to Sunnyside, then turn around and return to Kersting Court.  The [...]

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Friday May 11 2012

Wistaria Vine Co-owners Nel and Bob Solt Named 4th of July Grand Marshals

Posted 5/11/12 – The volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee announceed today that the 2012 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshals will be Nel and Bob Solt, the owners of the southern property of the two on which the Wistaria Vine sits (the northern property was purchased in 2011 by Tony Held).  According to the qualifications [...]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

4th of July Firecracker Fun Run Registration Opens

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – Join the Spero Foundation and the 4th of July Committee for the 2nd Annual 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run. This 5K event is open to runners of all ages and follows the 4th of July Parade route. Participants will begin in Kersting Court and run east on Sierra Madre [...]

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Tuesday April 24 2012

Registration for 4th of July Parade is Now Open

Press Release Posted 4/24/12 – This year’s 4th of July parade will be held on Wednesday, July 4, at 10:00 am. The parade route will begin on Sierra Madre Blvd, from Sunnyside to Rancho. There is a $15 fee for all local non-profit entries and a $25 fee for all business entries. There is no [...]

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Friday March 16 2012

Grand Marshal Nominations Sought for 4th of July Parade

Posted 3/16/12 – The Volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is seeking nominations for the 2012 4th of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held the morning of July 4th. Parade Grand Marshal nominees should embody the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit organizations [...]

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Thursday July 07 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Post-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Post-Parade

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page Following the parade, there were games in the park, the beer garden, the dunk tank, food sales by non-profits, and a concert by the Nightblooming Jazzmen.  Unfortunately, due to setting up the dunk tank, etc., I did not [...]

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Wednesday July 06 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Parade Videos

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page In between shooting about 240 still photos, I shot 20 short snippets of video, mostly of entries that included music.  This video is a compilation of those 20 video snippets.

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Woman’s Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Woman's Club Open House and Pre-Parade

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page So after the fun run was over, I went up to Bean Town and met Chamber president Matt Krantz and Board member Allyn Colbert and we decorated the Chamber’s entry in the parade. I was a little late [...]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 – Firecracker 5k Fun Run

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011 - Firecracker 5k Fun Run

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page More than 100 people pre-registered to be part of this first time event, and with walk-ins, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were closer to 150 who participated. No timers, nothing “official,” but there were t-shirts and an [...]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Concert in the Park

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Concert in the Park

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page Sunday, July 3rd saw Mercy and the Merkettes performing in the bandshell at Memorial Park, while non-profits sold food in the park, the Chamber had a dunk tank featuring Lisa Brandley from Lucky Baldwin’s, Citizen of the Year [...]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Community Picnic in Sierra Vista Park, July 2nd, 2011

Community Picnic in Sierra Vista Park, July 2nd, 2011

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page There were some new components to the 2011 4th of July festivities, including a Community Picnic in the Park at Sierra Vista Park on Saturday, July 2nd.  There was live entertainment by the Gem City Jazz Cats, a beer [...]

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Tuesday July 05 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2011

Back to Main 4th of July page The easiest way to navigate all the coverage of the 2011 4th of July festivities is through this page, which will have links to everything.  The other pages will link back here, and to the main 4th of July page, where you’ll find links to previous year’s coverage.  [...]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 6

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 6

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had [...]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 5

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 5

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had [...]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July, Parade Pictures, Page 4

Sierra Madre 4th of July, Parade Pictures, Page 4

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had [...]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 3

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had [...]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 2

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had [...]

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Monday July 04 2011

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 1

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2011, Parade Pictures, Page 1

Back to Main 4th of July Page (all years) Back to Main 4th of July 2011 Page It was a great parade this year.  Grand Marshal Gayle Bluemel, Hometown Hero John Shear.  Older American Pat Alcorn, Citizens of the Year Glenn and Amy Putnam.  More music than I remember in a while.  We even had [...]

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Sunday July 03 2011

SURPRISE!! There’s No Surprise!

SURPRISE!! There's No Surprise!

Mayor John Buchanan just announced in an interview with Channel 5, KTLA, that the big surprise (an elephant in the parade) has been cancelled.  Citing concerns that the controversy that has been created around this would detract from the parade, and that security concerns were also an issue, he said that there would no longer be [...]

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Saturday July 02 2011

Dunk Tank Schedule Filling In

Dunk Tank Schedule Filling In

ANOTHER DUNKEE JUST ADDED to the Chamber of Commerce Dunk Tank lineup!!  CITIZEN OF THE YEAR GLENN PUTNAM HAS SIGNED ON TO SIT IN THE DUNK TANK FROM 6 TO 7PM TONIGHT!!  Soooo, tonight’s lineup features Lisa Brandley from 5 to 6pm, Glenn from 6 to 7pm, Nikki Stevens from 7 to 8pm, and Kris [...]

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Thursday June 23 2011

4th of July Festivities Online Now

One of the challenges of revising the website back in January was trying to figure out how to make it all work, blending the old and the new.  With thousands of pages/articles going back to 1998, I obviously wasn’t going to redo the whole thing.  But the categories/tags/search engine on the home page were only [...]

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Monday June 13 2011

4th of July Committee Looking for Convertibles for Parade

4th of July Committee Looking for Convertibles for Parade

Calling all convertibles, calling all convertibles! The City of Sierra Madre’s annual 4th of July Parade is in need of your assistance. Let your car shine like a firework as you transport the parade’s VIP’s down Sierra Madre Blvd. Let us showcase your pride and joy and as we together proudly celebrate the birthday of [...]

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Sunday June 05 2011

Register Now for 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run

Join the 4th of July Committee and the Spero Foundation for the first ever 4th of July Firecracker Fun Run. This 5K event is open to runners of all ages and follows the 4th of July Parade route. Participants will begin in Kersting Court and run east on Sierra Madre Boulevard down to Sierra Vista [...]

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Tuesday May 31 2011

4th of July Parade Apps Due by June 10th

This year’s 4th of July parade will be held on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 am.  The parade route will begin on Sierra Madre Blvd, from Sunnyside to Rancho. There is a $15 fee for all local non-profit entries and a $25 fee for all business entries. There is no charge for individuals wishing to [...]

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Thursday May 19 2011

Bluemel Named Grand Marshal, Shear Named “Hometown Hero”

Bluemel Named Grand Marshal, Shear Named

The 4th of July Committee announced today that they have named Sierra Madre School’s retiring principal Gayle Bluemel to be the Grand Marshal of the 2011 4th of July, and in the same press release, they announced they have responded to a large groundswell of support for John Shear by creating a new designation, “Hometown [...]

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Wednesday May 18 2011

Who’s the Grand Marshal? We’ll Know Thursday (Probably)

Who's the Grand Marshal?  We'll Know Thursday (Probably)

I went to the 4th of July Committee meeting because of all the speculation and buzz about who would be named Grand Marshal this year.  It was announced at the beginning of the meeting that because in years past the person the Committee named had declined to participate, there would be no formal announcement of [...]

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Tuesday May 17 2011

Registration for 4th of July Parade is Now Open

Registration for 4th of July Parade is Now Open

This year’s 4th of July parade will be held on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 am. The parade route will begin on Sierra Madre Blvd, from Sunnyside to Rancho. There is a $15 fee for all local non-profit entries and a $25 processing fee for all business entries. There is no charge for individuals wishing [...]

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Saturday May 14 2011

Editorial re: Nominations for Parade Grand Marshal

Editorial – There is a movement around town to have John Shear named Grand Marshal for this year’s 4th of July parade.  Shear, 90-year old resident of Sierra Madre, jumped in front of a runaway horse at Santa Anita and (quite possibly) saved the life of a young girl that was in the horse’s path.  The story [...]

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Saturday May 14 2011

Time Running Out to Nominate Grand Marshal

Time Running Out to Nominate Grand Marshal

The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for candidates for the 2011 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held Monday, July 4, 2011. Parade Grand Marshal candidates should echo the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit organizations, or in some way [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Editorial Re: Grand Marshal Nominations

Editorial – There is a movement around town to have John Shear named Grand Marshal for this year’s 4th of July parade.  Shear, 90-year old resident of Sierra Madre, jumped in front of a runaway horse at Santa Anita and (quite possibly) saved the life of a young girl that was in the horse’s path.  The story [...]

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Wednesday April 27 2011

Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal Sought

Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal Sought

The Sierra Madre Fourth of July Committee is looking for candidates for the 2011 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. The Parade will be held Monday, July 4, 2011. Parade Grand Marshal Candidates should echo the spirit of Sierra Madre, be an active volunteer in any of the local nonprofit organizations, or in some way [...]

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – July 5th Post Parade Games and Jazz

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 - July 5th Post Parade Games and Jazz

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page Following the parade, there were traditional games in the park (sack race, 3-legged race, water balloon toss, etc.,) and the Nightblooming Jazzmen performed in the shade next to the beer garden. Here are some pics and some video (below the [...]

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010 – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 3

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010 – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 3

 Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page All together, I’m uploading 200 pics of the parade.  

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 2

Sierra Madre 4th of July – July 5th, Parade Pics Page 2

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page All together, I’m uploading 200 pics of the parade.  See page 3 of Parade Pics for parade video.      

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010, July 5th, Parade Pics Page 1

Sierra Madre 4th of July 2010, July 5th, Parade Pics Page 1

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page All together, I’m uploading 200 pics of the parade.  The sad part is I deleted nearly 60 that were too blurry (and there’re a few that are questionable in the 200).  See Page 3 of Parade Pics for Parade video.

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – Pre-Parade and Woman’s Club Open House

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – Pre-Parade and Woman’s Club Open House

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page The day wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t start at the annual Sierra Madre Woman’s Club Open House, and while I’m there I always take a few pre-parade shots before heading downtown to take my position for parade pictures.  Enjoy…

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – July 4th Concert and Movie in the Park

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 - July 4th Concert and Movie in the Park

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page Because we don’t have parades on Sundays, we had a pre-parade Concert in the Park, followed by a Movie in the Park.  The first featured a band called Rocktail, the latter was “Shrek.”  Here’s a few pictures from the 4th.

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – July 3rd Concert in the Park

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 - July 3rd Concert in the Park

Back to Main 4th of July page Back to 4th of July 2010 main page The Concert in the Park featured longtime Sierra Madre band The Aluminum Marshmallow, and the 5th annual Bubblewrap Fireworks took place that evening as well.  Enjoy.

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Saturday July 10 2010

Sierra Madre 4th of July, 2010 – Main Index Page

Back to Main 4th of July page 4th of July weekend was a little different in 2010, because the 4th of July fell on a Sunday, and the parade never takes place on a Sunday – soooo, the pre-parade stuff actually took place on the 3rd and 4th of July, and the parade was on [...]

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