The COVID-19 pandemic has caused great stress on all of us, but much more so on those we recognize through the THEME of the limited Spirit of the Fourth celebration for 2021:
"Honoring Our Healthcare Workers
and All Providers of Essential Services"
Spirit of the Fourth, 2021 is now in the history books and your committee looks forward to a much more complete celebration for July 4th, 2022. The Fireworks and Evening Entertainment at the RB High School complex was a great success, with the public welcome to enjoy the event from the field. Hats Off to the evening events coordinator, Lynn Ewing.
For a quick slide show of still shots taken at the fireworks/evening entertainment event click here . For a high quality video of the evening event, click here. Hats off once again to our official event photographer, Geoff Maisnik.
At Webb Lake Park, after approval of Rancbo Bernardo Town Center Property Owner's Association, the Rancho Bernardo Veterans Memorial Association was able to hold a traditional ceremony with public participation. Quilts of Valor's Awards Coordinator, Kay Lettington, participated through an award of a beautiful quilt to the keynote speaker. A photo of the award presentation with Kay, Peggy Johnson, and Tom Lettington is here.
It is with great sadness that we must report that our long-time Spirit of the Fourth Board Member, Earl Asbury, recently passed way as a result of the COVID-19 virus. We will miss him very much.
The 50th Anniversary of the Spirit Of The Fourth event on July 4th, 2019 was a tremendous success. We have a wonderful nine and a half minute video for all to enjoy.
Click HERE! to view the video. The video was made for us by our 2019 official photographer: Geoff Miasnik, Photographer.
To view the video in a larger format, "mouse over" the video below and click the Vimeo icon.
There is also a group of individual still photos of some of the 2019 events on our Shutterfly page at: https://rbsotf.shutterfly.com/
Parade Grand Marshals for 2019 were:
of Spirit Of The Fourth"
We look forward to seeing as many of them as we can and honoring them for keeping the Spirit alive through our fifty years of celebrations.
Mike Stelman: 1987
Larry McIntyre: 1995
Brian Habib 2003
Steve DeMatteo: 2010-2013
Bryan Brigham: 2014-2015
Dave Brooks: 2016-2021
For the past several years we have focused on themes that recognize veterans, first responders, youth and education. Since this is the 50th anniversary of Spirit of the Fourth, we have decided to change the focus this year to be our organization and what we have accomplished during those 50 years. Therefore, the 2019 theme will be:
Spirit of the Fourth
"Celebrating Our Golden Year"
The full printed program of the 2019 Spirit of the Fourth Celebration was distributed to about 20,000 homes in the area on June 27th. For an advanced look, please click here to download a copy.
Antique, Old & Classic Cars and Trucks on display
Do you have a classic ride? Why not show it on the 4th in RB.
Contact George Cowman to learn how you can participate in our motor show!
For Advertising questions, please contact Dave Brooks