NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY, noon to 5 p.m., Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78 near Magnolia Avenue. Free event to feature live cowboy music, re-enactments by the Old West Mounted Lawman’s Association, cowboy poetry, leatherwork and art displays, custom western shirts and cowboy hats, vendors, opportunity drawings and food for purchase.
Ramona’s all-class reunion, book signing with Pulitzer Prize winner, Tire Amnesty Day among upcoming events in town.
Look for mouth-watering pies, cookies, cakes, brownies and more at the Ramona Junior Fair Barbecue and Pie Auction on Saturday. Among other events this week are Book Time with Ronald McDonald, a free summer movie in the park and open swims at the community pool.
FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC, 1 p.m., VFW Post 3783, 2247 Kelly Ave. Free hot dogs and hamburgers, prizes, fun. Bring a side dish to share. More: 760-789-7888.
RAMONA ROTARY JULY 4TH FAMILY PICNIC AND FIREWORKS, 5 p.m., behind Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane. Food vendors, music, games and contests. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
Service to the community is what Ramona Kiwanis Club is seeking in candidates for its Glae McDonald Memorial “Children and Community First” Scholarship Program.
The club’s scholarship guidelines state that recipients “must have demonstrated a sincere desire to better themselves and their community, served as a positive role model with leadership potential and have a high degree of motivation necessary to succeed in their college or vocational school program.”
In addition to community service, awards will be granted based on student qualifications and financial need.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited Ramona Unified School District high school or have received a General Education Development (GED) diploma no later than Aug. 31, 2014. Ramona graduates from previous years may apply.
Applications are available for download at kiwanisramonaca.org/index.html.
Application deadline is June 30.
For more information, contact Dr. Jose Luis Alvarado, Kiwanis Scholarship Committee chair at email@example.com.
Ramonan Dennis Sargent’s bulldog Winston was the big winner at Kiwanis of Ramona’s 10th annual Bow Wow Pow Wow Fun Dog Show on Saturday. Winston, who walked off with a trophy and four ribbons, won Best of Show after winning two first-place honors and one second-place.
With 69 contestants and 10 categories, judges Kim Lasley and Ellen and John Massie stayed busy discussing and deciding on the winners.
The event, held in the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion, raised about $4,500 for the club, which will put the money toward scholarships and community and school projects.
Results of this year’s dog show, with the dog’s name first, followed by the owner’s name (some did not provide last names to Kiwanis), are:
Best Costume (Adult’s Dog)
1. Shadow Stephanie DeFrank
2. Spike= Dennis
3. Thor Justin Webster
Best Costume (Child’s Dog)
1. Brody Hunter Marty
2. Halo Cora Kruger
Most Beautiful Dog (Female)
1. Chantel Marylya Boecher
2. Mistletoe Jonathan/Jana Klinman
3. Nala Sara Fredrikson
Most Handsome Dog (Male)
1. Dino Kathie Stedham
2. Winston Dennis Sargent
3. Sunny Penelope Fox
Dog and Owner Look Alike
1. Winston Dennis Sargent
2. Chantel Marylya Boecher
3. Brody Hunter Marty
Most Talented Dog
1. Truman Marion
2. Cody Cynthia Manning
3. Thor Justin Weber
Best Tail Wagger
1. Dante Evalyn Brown
2. Raley Rick
3. Truman Marion
Most Unusual Markings
1. Winston Dennis Sargent
2. Brody Hunter Marty
3.Tiberius Jim Galindo
Cutest Little Dog
1. Dante Evelyn Brown
2. Sunny Penelope Fox
3. Hannah Carol Foster
1. Case Erin Corbus
2. Brody Hunter Marty
3. Tiberius Jim Galindo
All-you-can-eat barbecue baby back ribs and chicken will fill plates at the 9th Annual Ramona Community Rib Fest at Olive Peirce Middle School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Ramona Senior Center’s Nutrition Program.
Tickets are $15 for teens and adults. Hot dog dinners for children age 12 and younger are $2.
Potato salad and cole slaw will be added to the $15 plates. Chips will be with the children’s dinners. Tea and lemonade also will be served. In addition, a bake sale, music, face painting, root beer floats, soda and drawings for prizes are planned. To-go dinners are $15. The event will be in the school’s performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane. See www.ramonaseniorcenter.com for more.
Donations topped the $16,000 mark Monday, as Ramona Rotary Club continues its efforts to raise $25,000 for this year’s Independence Day fireworks event.
Donations so far include $2,000 from the Norris Hinkle Family and $1,000 each from Dr. Malcolm J. Boykin DDS, Ramona Disposal Service, Ramona Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Ramona and Kritter Kamp Boarding Kennel.
Thursday, June 19 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., All Star Learners at [...]
Don Bailey, his sons Levi and Sam, and Andy Mandichak burn some worn-out U.S. flags at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3783 on Flag Day, June 14. The old flags are bought to the post by those who want their flags properly disposed of with honor and respect.