Ramona starts Independence Day at Country Estates Parade

The Estates parade is an annual family tradition. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
The Estates parade is an annual family tradition. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

The entire community of Ramona participated in the July 4 Parade in San Diego Country Estates, with everyone from

members of the sheriff’s Volunteer Mounted Patrol to amateur entertainers in the Lawn Mower Brigade delighting the crowds of people who lined both sides of Pappas Road for the beginning of the Estates’ annual Independence Day Celebration.

After the parade, Estates residents and guests spent the rest of the celebration in Ramona Oaks Park, where they found live entertainment, a horseshoe tournament, open volleyball play, open swimming, fun jumps, water slides, carnival booths and food.

Later in the day, activity moved to the fields behind Olive Peirce Middle School, where Ramona Rotary Club staged its 21st Annual July 4 Family Picnic & Fireworks from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

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Cub Scout Pack 678 leads the way. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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With a large umbrella as protection from the sun, Chantel Yanez with children Daniel, Ember and Cole wait for the parade to start. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Miss Ramona Brianna Abarca and Teen Miss Ramona Shannon Singleton wave to the crowd. Sentinel photo.Maureen Robertson
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Youngsters wave from a Cleveland National Forest truck. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Ramona Food and Clothes Closet Board member Donna Zick waves from the passenger seat of the truck noting the nonprofit’s 30th year. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Artie Thomsen says hi from his tractor. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Youngsters wave from the Ramona Children’s Montessori float. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Fourteen-month-old Bradley Wright seems unsure what to make of the activity. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Ramona Tea’d wheels a copy of the Declaration of Independence. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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These youngsters carry on a conversation as they wheel down the parade route. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Mindy Files, left, has been announcing the Country Estates parade for 15 years. With her is daughter Shannon Craven. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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Members of the sheriff’s Volunteer Mounted Patrol slow for a photograph. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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A line of tractors makes its way along the parade route. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
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The Lawn Mower Brigade is among crowd favorites. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson
   
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