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Fiesta Days planners delight and amaze

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 12:54 am

Well, another year and another Fiesta Days is over here in our little community of Morongo Valley.

We give the folks who put it on a big congratulations for job well done. The committee that pulled if off has been meeting on Mondays for the entire year. That is called commitment!

Something that amazed us is that many of the members are fairly new to Morongo. They moved here and got involved. How many people do you know who do that? It seems for the 50 years that we’ve lived here, most folks move here and then become hermits. It is so refreshing to have these new families be an involved part of our community. Also on the committee were people that have lived here for years and just recently found out how rewarding it is to be involved in your community. Blend them together and they put on an event that had something for all ages. Marines and battle vehicles, The Shortest Parade in the USA, a talent show, skateboard competitions, chamber chili cook-off, firefighters auxiliary breakfast, TLC breakfast, Western reenactments, barnyard bingo, battle of the bands, Art Colony exhibits, DJs, resident magician plus lots of food vendors and other goodie booths.

It was a hoot walking around amongst firemen and Marines in uniform and ladies and gentlemen in Western garb with six-shooters on their hips. It caused double takes.

With all proceeds going to the Morongo Valley Fire Department, it was a great way to spend a weekend in beautiful Covington Park.

If you are one of the folks who missed it this year, put it on your calendar for next year. It is a hometown phenomenon that years from now you will think of fondly. Those moments cannot be recaptured, only remembered.

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