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July is the Reason Why

posted Jul 13, 2019, 10:32 AM by Michael Varma   [ updated Jul 13, 2019, 10:33 AM ]

The City of Lake Forest celebrated its 27th annual home town Fourth of July Parade with Toastmasters Michael Varma and Ricky LaCorte as parade announcers sharing this year’s theme of “We Love a Parade.”

Toastmasters Ricky LaCorte and Michael Varma announce the 2019 Lake Forest Fourth of July Parade.

More than 80 parade float entries walked, biked, drove by and entertained the 6,000 residents that lined the streets of the one mile parade route. Participants included Bob Pratt who dressed up like Uncle Sam to fly Snoopy’s Bi-Plane and Ms. Southern California 2019 Wendy Goetschler who is competing for Ms. America in August.

California’s history was well represented by a 1902 American Steam Fire Engine wagon pulled by three Percheron fire horses and a vintage fire rig from Orange County’s California Fire Museum.

The Capistrano Valley A’s – a group of car lovers focusing on Model A Fords between 1928 and 1931 – cruised their classic cars down Toledo and up Lake Forest boulevards and delighted the crowd with their famous AROOGAH horns! And to make the time warp complete, the Southern California DeLorean Club came back from the future to show off their stainless steel hard bodies.

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