Sheriff Don Barnes & The Orange County Sheriff's Department
Sheriff Don Barnes was elected the 13th Sheriff-Coroner of Orange County in November 2018. He began his law enforcement career with the Orange County Sheriffs Department in 1989. With three decades of public safety service, Sheriff Barnes leads a multi-faceted law enforcement agency with a proud tradition of service to the residents of Orange County since 1889. On behalf of the men and women of the Orange County Sheriffs Department, Sheriff Barnes wishes all, a safe and happy 4th of July!
Along with Sheriff Barnes is the Orange County Sheriff's Department Vehicles including The Code Enforcement Vehicle and the World's Famous STARS Van. When you see the World's Famous STARS Van, be sure to wave hello! You can see them riding around Lake Forest protecting and serving the city.
The Lees Legion Color Guard is comprised of members of the Orange County and Harbor Chapters of the California Society, Sons of the American Revolution. The color guard wears historically correct Continental Army uniforms and carries a Revolutionary Era 13 star United States flag, the California State flag, the Sons of the American Revolution flag, the Lees Legion flag and Brown Bess Musket reproductions similar to those used during the Revolutionary War era.
Mayor Mark Tettemer (Tett-e-mer)
Next is Mark Tettemer, the Mayor of the City of Lake Forest. Joining Mark are his wife Brenda, daughter Kylie, and son Garrett. Mark and Brenda have lived in Lake Forest for 24 years. They have volunteered for PTA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Kiwanis, Relay for Life, El Toro Grad Nite, the Lake Forest 5K, and the Parade Committee. Mark was a Council member from 2004 to 2012, and was Mayor in 2008 and 2009.
Mark and his family want to thank everyone for coming to todays parade and wish everyone a safe 4th of July and prosperous 2019!
During the great potato famine, many immigrating Scots and Irish found work as firefighters. The Celtic (Kel-tic) tradition of playing pipes for funerals and other ceremonies spread throughout the fire service. The OCFA brought that tradition to the west coast. Today, Ralph Bates, retired firefighter, represents his firefighter brothers .
Mayor Pro Tem, Neeki Moatazedi (Mo-at-zed-ee)
Elected to City Council in 2018, Neeki grew up in Saddleback Valley and feels honored to be serving the City of Lake Forest. Neeki decided to settle in Lake Forest in 2016 due to its community feel and natural beauty with various trails and parks.
In addition to representing residents of District 2, Neeki serves on the board of the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and works for the Southern California Gas Company. Neeki is focused on keeping our city safe, fiscally strong, and beautiful. She and her family wish you all a Happy Fourth of July.
You are always welcome at Heritage Hill Historical Park. Come to our special events, see the Lake Forest Leaflet for details. Our school programs are famous in the County. If you are looking for a fun activity become an Amigo.
Council Member, Leah Basile (Basil)
Leah Basile has been on the city council for three years. Leah has called Lake Forest home since 1997, and she has been married to Michael for ten years and has two wonderful boys, Joel and Mikey.
Today, former Councilmember Tom Cagley is also riding with her.
During her term, Leah was instrumental in resolving a major lawsuit between the City and Lake 1 HOA. It was her initiative that gave the City Council real term limits. She also helped initiate a traffic and parking commission to help address local traffic issues. In addition, Leah was instrumental in remodeling Village Pond Park, now known as Veterans Park.
YMCA Adventure Princess
Adventure Guides is a very special program organized by the YMCA just for Fathers and their Sons or Daughters. If you enjoy camping, building friendships with your kids, and making memories that last a lifetime....reach out to your local YMCA to get involved!
(Announcer says) "Who's the best?" (wait for group to reply 'B.T.S.', then announcer says) "B.T.S." (group will respond with 'Is the best!')
Council Member, Dwight Robinson
Cub Scout Pack 629
Cub Scout Pack 629 is based out of Lake Forest Elementary School.Cub Scouting is FUN with a PURPOSE! The parents and leaders work together towards turning our children into responsible adults by developing their character, citizenship, personal fitness, and having lots of fun and adventure in the process! Pack 629 is being sponsored by Captain Parrot Jack with Pirates for Parties who specializes in pirate-themed entertainment in our area. Call 714-745-7321 for more information.
Council Member, Scott Voigts (Voy-ts)
Here we have Scott Voigts, who was elected to the Lake Forest City Council on November 2, 2010. Scott has been a resident of Lake Forest since 1978. His wife Stephanie of 28 years joins him along with their 15 year old daughter Shaelynn who is their pride and joy. Stephanie spent 7 years as a Girl Scout Leader for their daughter's troop. Scott's faith is a driving force behind his passion to serve his community. He is committed to limited government, fiscal responsibility, local business growth and an adherence to the Constitution. Scott tries to live by his motto "Let us strive to make a difference".
He calls "LAKE FOREST THE GATEWAY TO SOUTH ORANGE COUNTY." He states that Lake Forest is geographically blessed, but the people are its greatest asset.
Compass Bible Church is located in Aliso Viejo. The mission of Compass Bible Church is based on the "Great Commission" of Jesus Christ where he calls every church, including Compass, to "make disciples." It has greatly impacted the local community with annual outreach events such as Fall Fest on Halloween and Eggstravaganza during Easter. Compass provides weekly ministry opportunities for adults and kids of all ages. Find out more at compasschurch.org.
City Manager, Debra Rose
This is Debra Rose's 19th year with the City, and third year as City Manager of Lake Forest. As the City Manager, Debra is responsible for the daily operations of the City, functioning as its Chief Executive Officer.
Debra is currently focused on building the new Lake Forest Civic Center. The Civic Center will include a community center, senior center, dual purpose City Council Chamber and performing arts venue, a community policing center, and City Hall. She encourages the community to check out the project by viewing the construction cam on the City's website. Lastly, Debra believes there has never been a better time to live and work in the City of Lake Forest.
Here comes Lake Forest's Little Pioneers Camp riding in their very own train. These young campers "Love Lake Forest" and are excited to be celebrating this 4th of July with you!
This popular camp is sold out for 2019, but they'd love to see your "Little Pioneer" in 2020! Let's hear it for the City of Lake Forest Community Services staff! Woohoo!
Newly elected representative serving the constituents of Lake Forest, and all of Californias 45th district, Congresswoman Katie Porter and her family are happy to be celebrating the fourth of July with all of you!
Life is always a parade amongst these residents! Freedom Village is an active life plan community that has been in Lake Forest, CA for over 33 years. Freedom Village, a place to live with the freedom to thrive.
the Capistrano Valley As are a group of car lovers focusing on Model A Fords. These were made between 1928 and 1931.
They all came with a 40 horse power engines and could go as fast as 60 mph. most of these cars are restored and maintained by the members. and they all came with the famous AROOGAH horns!
Dr. Steven S. Choi was elected to represent Californias 68th Assembly District in 2016. Dr. Choi began his career in public service when he was elected to the Irvine Unified School District Board of Education in 1998. He left that post in 2004 when he was elected to join the Irvine City Council, where he served for eight years before being elected Mayor of Irvine in 2012. Assemblyman Choi represents the 68th Assembly District which includes the City of Lake Forest.
Led by Head Coach Tim Teeter, the SET Swim Team, located in the heart of Lake Forest, provides a fun and challenging environment that promotes the development of character and self-discipline. SET is committed to providing a competitive nationally recognized year-round swim program. SET Aquatics is directed by two time Olympic Gold Medalist, Bradley Schumacher.
Orange County Supervisor, Lisa Bartlett
Please welcome Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett.
Supervisor Bartlett represents the City of Lake Forest and the 5th District of Orange County, which encompasses all of South Orange County.
Supervisor Bartlett's priorities include working to end homelessness in Orange County, expediting transportation projects to relieve traffic congestion, making sure our tax dollars are spent wisely, and being responsive to your concerns.
Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm Lake Forest welcome to your Orange County Supervisor, Lisa Bartlett!
Serrano Creek Ranch Riders
This entry comes from our very own Serrano Creek Ranch. There are approximately 140 horses in those stables.
These 4 riders own the horses. The brown and white horse is Bugs, a 19-year old paint horse ridden by her owner, Natasha.
The black horse is Shadow, a 19 year old draft cross horse ridden by her owner, Megan. The caramel brown horse is Mija, a 15-year old Kiger mustang ridden by her owner, Rhonda. The champagne blonde horse is Buffy, a 16-year old Missouri Fox Trotter ridden by her owner, Kathy.
Did you know that the average age of a horse is 25 years old, but they can live into their early to mid-30s.
Presenting your Knights of Columbus Council 9487 from Lake Forest CA. The Knights are a fraternal charity origination with around 2 million members world wide. Our local council raises tens of thousands of dollars for local charities such as the Special Olympics each year. They are a very patriotic group as well supporting veterans. Let's give a big hand as a way of saying Thank You for all that they do.
Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church celebrates its 40th
anniversary serving Lake Forest and the surrounding
The Congregation hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Sponsored by Santiago de Compostela Churc; this is Boy Scout troop 604. Empowering boys to be leaders is the core of Scouting and what we do best at Troop 604.
WE MADE IT!!! Skateboarding has officially made it into the Olympics! As you can see the skaters from the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest are hard at work training for their shot on the 2020 US Olympic team. Squats, Lunges, bench presses, and a strict diet of Laffy Taffy and soda is what it takes for a shot at the gold. If you want in on a piece of the action, come on down to the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest for an adrenaline filled day of skating!!!
Grupo (Group-o) Folklorico (Folk-lo-ri-co) Nuevo (New-ay-vo) Amanecer (A-ma-na-cer)
Grupo Folklorico Nuevo Amanecer is a non-profit dance group located in Lake Forest, CA. We teach kids and teens to dance as well as educate them about the Mexican Traditions and keeping the culture alive. Our goal as a group is to show our community along with our dancers about the beauty of the Mexican culture through the traditional music, dances, and costumes. Thank you for our second year back and Happy Fourth of July to all.
Community Services, Planning, and Traffic and Parking Commissions
Here are Lake Forests Community Services Commissioners, Planning Commissioners, and Traffic and Parking Commissioners.
The Citys Community Services Commission is a decision-making body tasked with reviewing matters related to parks and recreation in the City. There are five Parks & Recreation commissioners: Chair Jim Rosenberg, Vice-Chair Loretta Herrin, Commissioner Margie Matsil, Commissioner Lisa Porter, and Commissioner Victor Scherr.
The Citys Planning Commission is a decision-making body tasked with reviewing matters related to planning and development in the City. The Planning Commission consists of five members: Chair Thomas Ludden, Vice-Chair David Carter, Commissioner Mark Armando, Commissioner Francisco Barajas, and Commissioner Jolene Fuentes.
The Citys Traffic and Parking Commission advises the City Council on issues relating to parking and the safe and efficient movement of traffic. The Traffic and Parking Commission consists of five members: Chair Jim Richert, Vice-Chair Jordan Villwock, Commissioner Benjamin Yu, Commissioner Mike James, and Commissioner Robert Pequeno.
MOOOOVE over because here come the Chick-fil-A Cows! Thank you to Chick-fil-A for being one of our parade sponsors!
The Chick-fil-A El Toro Road and Chick-fil-A Foothill Ranch cows are excited to be here today! Whether it's a business meeting, birthday party, or tailgate party, their catering trays have you covered! And they even deliver!
Pacific Coast Corvette Club
Pacific Coast Corvettes is a non-profit corporation founded in 1989 to celebrate the true American sportscar, the Corvette. The primary purpose of our organization is to promote Corvette enthusiasm through planned road trips, social gatherings, support of charities, driving safety, and car maintenance.
We are members of the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) which was organized in 1959 to promote interest in Corvette ownership, operation, and knowledge about Corvettes.
Pacific Coast Corvette club meets the first Wednesday of every month at Fuddruckers in Lake Forest at 7:00pm.
Lily Huaman (Hu-man) - Logo Design Winner
Congratulations to Lily, our 2019 Parade Logo Contest Winner! Lily is from Peru, married and mother of two children. She has lived in the United States for the past two years. In 2017, a friend who lived in Lake Forest invited her to come see the 4th of July Parade. She was very emotional seeing everyone with so much pride and appreciation for their country was part of her inspiration for her logo design.
El Toro High School Pep Squad
ETHS, ETHS, El Toro High School Cheer and Dance teams welcome our little kids pep squad clinic participants! El Toro cheer team can been seen cheering at Friday night football games, Go Chargers!
Right behind the cheer and dance team is the El Toro High School Royal Blue Regiment! The Royal Blue Regiment is an award winning marching unit that makes consistent appearances at the Western Band Associations Grand Championships each year! During the fall, the Band can be seen and heard at competitions throughout southern California, but the easiest way to see them is at home football games at El Toro High School. Come on out to a game to show your support!
As a tribute to the men and women who fought in WWII, the Salvin family rides in a fully restored 1947 Willys jeep as it would appear in 1945 as part of General Patton's 3rd Army Second Cavalry Unit. The Jeep features a replica Browning 1919a4 30 caliber machine gun and period siren.
This is Underground Dance Company's 4th parade, they are located in Laguna Hills. Underground Dance is an age-appropriate dance studio for kids and teens. They keep kids safe in dance and invites you to come for a free trial class. Underground Dance is excited to be here and thanks you for supporting their amazing dancers!!!!
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritans Purse, collects shoebox gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate Gods love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received.
Our Team Mascot, wants to encourage everyone to fill a shoebox for a child in need and bring it to one of our many drop off locations around Orange County during the third week in November.
The mission of the Girl Scouts of Orange County is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character.
The Girl Scouts are 2.5 million strong with our more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. to change the world.
In Girl Scouts, the word G.I.R.L. is an acronym for Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader!
The Girl Scouts continue to be the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success!
Here is our Stripes Sponsor, CR&R! They are proud to be the City of Lake Forestâs environmental service provider with weekly collection using our fleet of red white and blue natural gas powered vehicles. We LOVE a Parade and are honored to showcase our miniature truck for you today!
Our team is committed to delivering exceptional and safe service for the residents of Lake Forest and to encourage great recycling habits all year long.
We at CR&R wish you a wonderful and safe 4th of July.
Lake Forest Seniors
If you are 50 years of age or better, the City of Lake Forest has a great program for you! Enjoy exercise classes, language classes, current issues in government, free health care screenings, free legal advice, dances, luncheons and much more! Located at Lake Forest City Hall until our new Senior Center is finished in 2019! Also, call us about our great transportation program!
Southern California DeLorean Club
Back in 1981, John DeLorean challenged the automotive industry with his Stainless Steel sports car built in a state-of-the-art factory in Northern Ireland. And who remembers the movie, Back to the Future?
Only 9,000 of these cars were made. After 36 years, 6000 are still around - a real tribute to its design.
GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH OF SADDLEBACK VALLEY began as an independent church in Lake Forest, California in 1975 when a group of devoted Christians wanted to develop a non- Denominational Community church.
Grace Community Church quickly formed a reputation as a church body that held firm to the Word of Gods teaching, discipleship, and evangelism.
Our commitment to Christian education led us to establish three Christian schools. As a ministry of Grace Community Church, we have a unique way of instilling God's Word into young hearts, while providing a developmental approach to guiding our preschoolers and a challenging education for students in our elementary and Jr. High. We are one school, one church, and one family.
1929 Model A Ford
This is a 7th Generation Orange Countian driving his 1929 Classic Model A Ford car. Sam's father was the original owner of this beauty. Sam's bought this car for $700 and back then that was a hefty pricetag. Such a beautiful car!
Lake Forest II Dolphin Swim Club
"The Lake Forest II Dolphins Swim Club is a competitive summer swim team. For over 30 years, the Dolphins have given swimmers of all levels, ages 5 to 18, an opportunity to experience the sport of competitive swimming in a fun and family-oriented atmosphere. Our head coach, Bryan Dedeaux, is a distinguished coach with over 20 years of experience. Bryan and his coaching staff focus on individual success through stroke development and good old hard work! As the team develops a healthy competitiveness, we never lose sight of the word FUN!"
The driver of this 1946 Ford Woodie Wagon is a former Red Cross Blood Donor of the Year. He would like you to "Consider donating blood because it is Red, Right, & You". The driver adds that the 1946 Woodie Wagon was built in the same year as him, but thats NOT that old.
Here is a 1902 "AMERICAN" Steam Fire Engine. This wagon today is pulled by the traditional fire horse "THE PERCHERON" This fire engine served the city of Reno for 22 years and still today can pump a 1000 gallons of water a minute...
This is our 4th year in the Lake Forest Parade for the National Brain Tumor Society to bring awareness about brain cancer. Today is Ronna Martin's 60 birthday, riding in the car with Ronna is her daughter Mirrya Cole, her granddaughter Katlyn Cole, and Edgar Willis. Happy and safe 4th of July!
Legendary Jeep Wrangler
Boldly going where other vehicles can't, the Legendary Jeep was born in America in 1941 to become the primary light 4-wheel-drive vehicle of the United States Army and Allies during World War II. Today Jeep Wrangler owners build and expand on the initial design to go anywhere and dominate everything. Get lost on purpose and own your own trail. Adventure is waiting!
Corazones (Cora-zone-s) Alegres (All-e-gres)
Corazones (Cora-zone-s) Alegres (All-e-gres) Ballet Folklorico (Folk-lor-i-co) dance group is from Dana Point and has been together for 15 years. This is the second year in the City of Lake Forest parade and we love a parade!
The dancers enjoy spreading their Mexican heritage.
Cub Scout Pack 679
Here is Cub Scout Packs 679! Cub Scouts are in grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. We enjoy spending time outdoors, including camping, fishing, and physical activities that challenge the scouts physically and mentally. Our Pack enjoys giving back to the community. Pack 679 is chartered by Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in Mission Viejo. Have a Happy and safe 4th of July!
Harborside Towing loves a parade and is providing the mobile stage for Christian heavy metal band, Shield Of Faith. Their mission is to deliver the message of God's unconditional love and forgiveness. Using heavy metal music and God's word to celebrate the victory and freedom we all can have through God's only son Jesus Christ.
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. Troop 818 is based out of Rancho Santa Margarita and serves the surrounding community. Collectively, this troop has 100s of service hours in the community and a active badge program including outdoor skills, STEM, the arts, government, family living, and personal well-being.
This years float for Abiding Savior Lutheran Church & School is entitled, Building Christ Centered Leaders. Members of the church along with students from the school are riding the float.
Abiding Savior is located on El Toro Road between Jeronimo and Muirlands. The school offers preschool through 8th grade and is ranked among the top Christian schools in Orange County. Abiding Savior would also like to thank Mission Viejo Towing for providing our truck.
SoCal. Mini Maniacs (SCMM)
SoCal MINI Maniacs (SCMM) is a friendly, casual organization formed primarily as a social club for the enjoyment of the MINI Cooper automobile among a group of like-minded enthusiasts. We welcome all MINIs both New and Classic to our club. Anyone who holds an appreciation and interest in these cars may join. The members enjoy driving their MINIS all over California roads and participate in numerous charity and car shows to help their communities.
Science Heads is a Lake Forest based non-profit that promotes STEM education and science literacy. They regularly host hands-on activities at local schools to inspire students to learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Twice each year Science Heads launches a High Altitude Balloon which carries student designed experiments to the edge of space. You can learn more about these programs at www.ScienceHeads.org
Cub Scout Pack 639
Cub Scout Pack 639 is excited to participate in the City of Lake Forest 4th of July Parade! Our Cub Scouts are Kindergartners through 5th Graders. We enjoy spending time outdoors such as camping, fishing, hiking and physical activities that challenge our scouts physically and mentally. We enjoy giving back to the community via Second Harvest volunteering, shoe box donations for needy children through the Samaritan's Purse Program and neighborhood clean-ups.
California Fire Museum
California Fire Museum and Safety Learning Center which is located in Orange County and will be at the Great Park in Irvine. These fire engines are vintage rigs from the early days of Orange County Fire Departments. For more information on the California Fire Museum go to www.calfiremuseum.org
California Fire Museum carrying the SET Water Polo Club
California Fire Museum is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to preserve and protect the history and heritage of the fire service in general, with special emphasis on Orange County Fire Services. We are dedicated to conservation, research, restoration, education and community service. Riding in this 1964 fire engine are athletes from the SET water polo club who will be representing our community in the upcoming National Water Polo Junior Olympics later this month. And El Toro High School will be a host site for the national event!
Creative Kids Playhouse
Creative Kids Playhouse Children's Theatre of Orange County was founded right here in Lake Forest in 2011. Creative Kids Playhouse is bringing quality theater education to a LOT of kids! CKP is known throughout Orange County for producing musicals, school plays and classes with actors ranging from 3-18 years old. They believe that Every Child Deserves a Moment in the Spotlight.
Here we have several Lake Forest Little League teams.
Matt Williams and his coaches, Chris Sauritch (Sar-itch) and Paul White manage the Lake Forest Little League 8 and 9 year old All Star teams.
The 10U All star team is managed by James Hughes and coaches are Ryan Hoffman and Matt Savio.
11U All Stars started their season off with back to back 12-0 wins vs Laguna Beach and Laguna Hills. Managed by Jorge Guevara and his coaches are Tommy Barro and Matt Broesamle (Brazem-le).
Majors Lake Forest All Stars team is managed by Pat Chappell and coaches are Justo Capacete (Cap-a-set-ee) and Al Loaiza (Lo-ayza).
Intermediate managers are District 55 champions with a perfect 3-0 record and move on to Section 10 tournament to see who will be the representative for the SoCal Championships! Managed by Don Loessberg and coaches Brian Griffin and Sam Naber.
1st Law Enforcement Battalion, USMC
Everyone stand up and show your respect for the US Marine Corps (Core). The 1st Law Enforcement Battalion, USMC stood up its first law enforcement battalion in 2012 - resulting in a specialized form of military police officers that can be quickly deployed worldwide to help investigate crimes from terrorism to drug trafficking and train fledgling forces in allied nations.
Members of the battalion will be capable of controlling civil disturbances, handling detainees, carrying out forensic work and using biometrics to identify suspects.
The 1st Law Enforcement Battalion is Lake Forest's adopted military unit.
Lake Forest USMC Support Committee
The Lake Forest USMC Support Committee was established to manage the inter-relationship between the residents, support organizations and businesses of Lake Forest and the Marines of the 1st Law Enforcement Battalion and their families. The Support Committee is responsible for providing support on a year around basis, with the intent on making a positive and enhancing impact on the lives of the Marines and their families. The Committee is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation and all members are volunteers.
Nutrishop Lake Forest
Here we have another parade sponsor, Nutrishop. We specialize in sports nutrition, weight loss, and general health and wellness. The staff at Nutrishop Lake Forest offer free InBody composition analysis and interpretation along with meal plans and cutting-edge supplement support recommendations. Our focus on personalized service backed by knowledge, experience, and a friendly no judgments attitude makes the Nutrishop Lake Forest customer experience unparalleled in the fitness and wellness industry.
Just Having Fun
Our next entry is Just Having Fun! This is a group of fun loving car enthusiasts that own Chevys to Fords and anything in between! They love to participate in parades, visit senior centers, attend home tours and cruise around Orange Countyâs beaches and canyons. Socializing is just as much fun as cruising to these owners so if you have a cool older car, truck or SUV and want to make some great new friends, Just Having Fun is the place for you.
And now coming down the street is the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce!!!
The Chamber is having their ELF YOURSELF 3rd Annual Charity 5K at the Lake Forest Sports Park on December 14th
After the 5K there is an Expo, Candy Cane Lane for the kids, Pet Costume Parade, Raffles and visit with Santa!
Everyone wave to the elves and they will see you on December 14th at the Elf Yourself Charity 5K!!
Grand Marshall Mary Visconte (Vis-con-tay)
As the owner of Spectrum Specialties & Awards and Founding Officer & First Female President & First CEO of the Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce she has a variety of accomplishments most recently being the 68th Assembly District Woman of the Year for 2019. She founded the Taste of Lake Forest in partnership with the City, chaired the City of Lake Forest 20th & 25th Anniversary Celebrations, Runs the Lake Forest Meet the Mayor/State of the City Event, established the annual Lake Forest Chamber Holiday 5K benefiting Local Charities
and lastly, she will be co-chairing her first State of the County this year.
Hard Core Fitness Studio is a local boutique fitness studio without the boutique prices. The thing that separates Hard Core Fitness Studio from other gyms is there variety of fitness formats they offer, from Zumba to cycling to circuit to kids programs, because everyoneâs hard-core is different.
Lake Forest DeMolay (Dee-Mo-lay)
DeMolay (Dee-Mo-lay) is a youth-led, adult-advised organization in which young men learn to plan, organize, and facilitate their own programs. DeMolays take part in a wide-range of activities, from athletic competitions, to public speaking tournaments, to community service events. Some famous Senior DeMolays include Walt Disney, John Wayne and former President Bill Clinton.
Kannada (Can-na-da) Kali (Cali) Irvine
Kannada Kali is a vibrant language with a rich literacy tradition. It is a advanced recognized classical language of India. Kannada Kali, which means learn. Kannada, conducts language classes and exposes the students to rich cultural and literacy heritage of Karnataka.
Kannada Kali is a volunteer driven organization teaching Kannada language since 2000, currently with over 160 students throughout Southern California. Proudly with the hard work of our dedicated volunteers, Kannada Kali has been highly successful in creating the awareness our language and cultural heritage.
Next we have our local soccer friends from the Largest Soccer Club in the World represented by Lake Forests A.Y.S.O. Region 85. For over 50 years now, A.Y.S.O. continues to provide World Class Youth Soccer Programs that Enrich Childrens Lives. With over 1,600 kids ages 4 to 18 playing here in the City of Lake Forest, A.Y.S.O. has a program for everyone from beginner to club level.
Region 85 was recently named Orange Countys A.Y.S.O. Region of the Year. Region 85 has been recognized as an A.Y.S.O Platinum Region for the last 13 straight years.
Platinum Regions model A.Y.S.O.s philosophies and commitment to providing the best family friendly, youth soccer experiences, for all players and parent volunteers.
Congratulations A.Y.S.O. Region 85 Soccer!
Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Newly relocated to Lake Forest, Tapestry is a transformational home for liberal spirituality and a dynamic community leader in South Orange County and beyond. Our seven principles are: The inherent worth and dignity of every person; Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations; A free and responsible search for truth and meaning; The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large; The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all; Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The Troops of Saint George is a fraternal Catholic nonprofit apostolate for priests, men, and young men looking for a life of adventure coupled with virtue. Fathers and sons participating in the Troops will take a prayerful pilgrimage together to help them grow in virtue and faith. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is home to Troop 627. Over 90 Fathers and sons from Catholic Churches all over OC participate in the troop campouts, hikes, backpacking trips, ski trips & other outdoor adventures.
Latiology, cheer, dance & empowerment began in 2018. Latiena Bolen, the company's founder, is a former NFL cheerleader. The mission of Latiology is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for kids wishing to develop their cheerleading and dance skills. Her focus is not only on mastering proper technique and choreography, but also on fostering self-awareness and empowerment through cheereading and dance. You can find Latiology at www.latiology.com
Viejo/Saddleback Elks Lodge
The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks was founded To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship. The Order is a non-political, nonsectarian and strictly American fraternity.
The Elks spend more than $80,000,000 every year for benevolent, education and patriotic community-minded programs in such fields as benefiting special needs children, sponsoring ELKS National Foundation scholarships, scouting, athletic teams, veterans' works, a national free-throw contest involving more than 3 million children, physical and occupational therapy programs and patriotic programs.
The Mission Viejo Saddleback Valley Elks Lodge will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. Happy 4th of July to our neighbors in Lake Forest!
TerraNova Church desires to find creative and compelling ways to love people in our community. They meet Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 9:30 and 11am at the corner of Rockfield and Whatney. Find them online at ourterranova.com.
Code Gauchos, Inc.
Happy 4th of July to one of our parade sponsors! Howdy and Welcome Future Coding Gauchos! Code Gauchos is a coding school for kids in Lake Forest, specializing in all types of computer languages for kids in Kindergarten all the way up through college! Come check out a FREE class or sign up for one of our summer camps!
Founded on August 1973, the Thunderbird Circle of Orange County is dedicated to Ford Motor Companys Thunderbird model cars that were manufactured during the early years of 1955, 1956 and 1957 as well as the retro years form 2002, through 2005, Our club is focused to the preservation, restoration, driving and showing these classic automobiles throughout Southern California. Today more than 60% of these 1955, 56 and, 57 classic cars are still registered worldwide demonstrating their timeless artistic design in the automotive culture.
Uncle Sam & Snoopy's Bi-Plane
They're BACK! Crazy Uncle Sam and Snoopy ride again! This is a very popular entry with all the kids of Lake Forest. They love to see Snoopy riding up front in the Bi-Plane, right behind that whirling propeller. This is the 25th Parade for Bob Pratt, and Snoopy's 16th. Bob loves to zoom around and around in his home made World War I quarter-scale Sopwith Camel Bi-Plane Replica. It's mounted on a Motorized Skateboard. Uncle Sam & Snoopy wish everyone a Happy 4th of July! Let Freedom Ring!
Cub Scout Pack 765 is Lake Forest's oldest cub scout pack, celebrating more than 40 years of scouting, friendship, adventure, and community service in Lake Forest. In 2019, scouts in Pack 765 and their families have explored southern California with camping adventures in Lost Valley, O'Neill Park, and hiking treks in Laguna Canyon. Pack 765 is proud to promote the values of scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership. Pack 765 wishes everyone here a Happy 4th of July and encourages you to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of this great nation!
If you are looking for small class sizes with a loving and nurturing environment for your children, Heritage Christian School is the school for you! Heritage Christian School is a fully accredited Preschool through 12th grade private Christian School in Lake Forest and Mission Viejo. For more information please call (949) 598-9166 or visit www.heritagechristianschool.com.
Wendy, a former resident of Lake Forest is the reigning Ms. Southern California. She is competing for Ms. America in August. Wendys platform is focused on Inclusion for those with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She is grateful to wear her crown for a purpose!
Orange County Chinese Ladies Group
Orange County Chinese Ladies Group (OCCLG) is a volunteer-run group organized to promote community service by actively contributing in local activities that support our county. Since first formed in early 2013, the group has expanded to include over a thousand members. During the last year, OCCLG has continued monthly volunteering at the Orange County Food Bank, worked with the Los Angeles Children Hospital to launch a Christmas project for children battling cancer, and hosted a series of seminars to help immigrants settle in their new communities. Our group also engages in weekly outdoor activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. We hope to continue supporting this wonderful community next year and wish everyone a happy fourth!
Mini Madness Miniature Therapy Horses
Here comes another favorite parade entry! MINI MADNESS MINIATURE THERAPY HORSES is a group of miniature horses that have been trained in order to go indoors and into situations where a regular size horse would never go. We visit hospitals, schools, nursing homes and many other settings. Our mission is to provide children, elders and any person with disabilities therapeutic visits with a gentle affectionate animal. All these horses are privately owned, we volunteer our horses, time and any expense that may be related to our mission.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that is fighting to prevent suicide by research, education and advocacy. A nationwide organization, AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Go to afsp.org to see how you can make a difference in fighting this leading cause of death.
Angel Heart International is a non-profit organization committed to serving children with congenital heart diseases in developing countries. The key components of each volunteer and program are compassion and devotion. Each project, program, and child taken care of is done to completion. Angel Heart seeks more grassroots efforts to give love and care to the children and their families and to go beyond simply providing medical services to them. We seek collaboration with other charities so that the children Angel Heart serves can later benefit from education, poverty alleviation, and other relief organizations. The goal is to create a chain of care for those children.
Hot Rods Unlimited
Hot Rods Unlimited is a car club based in South Orange County with over 50 members. We share a love of cars, food, and fun by going to car shows, cruises, and parades; with special attention to events that focus on the community
Aliso Viejo Towing really loves a parade and helping out Dancing Like David. This is DLD's 14th year in the parade featuring local Christian artist. This year making their 5th appearance is Orange County's only Gospel Reggae band; King David's Band. They are a group of local musicians and worship leaders that love the gift that God has given them and they show their gratefulness by sharing it with the world.
4th of July Parade Committee
Last but not least, we have the 4th of July parade committee & Community Services Staff. This year, Nectar and the Eagle are celebrating the theme of "We Love A Parade".
Thank you for attending the 28th annual City of Lake Forest parade. July is Parks & Recreation month and today we have our Community Services staff handing out some summer giveaways! The parade committee is made up of 40 members who meet monthly to plan this Lake Forest Tradition. They hope you enjoy the parade and wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!