Planes and ponies, drones and displays, cars and cops

Bob Leone stands next to his 1950 Series 62 Cadillac. The paint job is Aztec Red with an Arctic White top. Colors found in the Cadillac logo.

YUCCA VALLEY — The first ever Family Fun Fair at the Yucca Valley Airport took place Sunday. Event coordinator Angela Leggett wanted to give families one last summer event together. Leggett plans to hold the fair annually. “We’ll make it even bigger and better next year,” she said.

Temperatures rocketed above 100 degrees, but families were not deterred and showed up in large numbers.

Few family fairs have antique cars AND vintage planes.

Fewer still have fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, military vehicles AND pony rides.

Early in the event there were plane and drone demos.

Both local car clubs, the Morongo Basin Car Club — Roadrunners and Route 62, brought vehicles to the fair.

Kids also had face painting and a bounce house and many were carrying balloon animal souvenirs.

The San Bernardino County fire department brought out a fire engine and medic ambulance.

The Morongo Basin sheriff’s station displayed two police vehicles and a Citizens Patrol SUV.

The Marine Corps provided three military units including an LAV25 amphibious vehicle.

Family Fun Fair fare included pizza, dogs, burgers, snow cones and lemonade.

Leggett’s goal of a low-cost community event was achieved and promises to be successful Labor Day pastime in the future.

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