July 4 San Jacinto Hometown Parade Memories

Below is a collection of photos taken by The Valley Chronicle volunteer photographers during and after the recent July 4 parade and the street party that followed. City officials estimated that some 5,000 people turned out to see about 475 participants traveling over the parade route that was 0.8 miles. The parade grand marshall was Sonia Ramos of Boxing for Christ.

Photos by Dennis Fletcher, Gina Estrin, and CF Chick

Members of the Old Times Car Club of Hemet, Riverside, and Santa Ana, from left, are: Amado Trejo, with his ‘37 DeSoto with hydraulics and airbags; Isaac Perez, a stock ‘59 Chevy Impala; and David Huizar with his stock ‘37 Chevy Master.
Hours after the parade, Main Street was busy with people visiting the San Jacinto Farmers Market stands.
Julian Rubalcava, an actor/rider in the Ramona Pageant, brought his family to the parade. Next to him is his son Jaxon, wife Clementine, son Julian Jr., daughter Vanessa, and other family members, including Carlos Molina Garcia at far right.
The start of the heat wave got everyone thinking about water, and this girl was carrying three bottles.
The San Jacinto Tigers U.S. Air Force ROTC march in formation.
Old Times Car Club classic car parade entrant, a stock 1937 Chevy Master owned by David Huizar.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Posse of volunteers.
A classic auto that delighted fans of memorabilia.
San Jacinto police and their volunteers were out in force.
Dressed in their finest duds, the Tippin’ Squad accompanies the parade’s classic cars down the street.
Tippin 4 Life car club member extends his hydraulics to the max.
Miss Hemet, Miss Teen Hemet, and Miss Junior Teen Hemet wave to the crowd. The parade also featured Mrs. Hemet.
Horseback riders were a common feature of the parade. This pony was a hit with the kids.
Riverside County Fire Department was represented among the parade entrants.
Volunteers were a big part of the parade this year since city workers donated their own time to clean up the grounds and planted shrubs in the median strips at no additional cost to taxpayers. Here a volunteer pulls a traffic signal.
A lone horseback rider from the Ramona Pageant relaxes after the parade.
A rider/actor in the Ramona Pageant waves to the parade crowd.
Mike Wofford, head of the Veterans Mobility Project, demonstrates his collapsible scooters to photographer Gina Estrin.

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