For the 20th year in a row, thousands of people filled Wheatfield Park last night with their chairs, blankets, snacks taking in the grand finale of an Independence Day Celebration hosted by Lake Menifee Women's Club and the City of Menifee.
It started around 3:00pm as vendors got their booths set up, and by 5:00pm the parade got started. Folks lined up on either side of La Piedra Rd, and watched horses, kids, golf carts, trucks, and cars filled with beauty queens parade themselves along, tossing candy everywhere.
By 6:00pm, the vendor village filled to capacity as hungry festival goers stood in lines to get tacos, hot dogs, pizzas, and funnel cakes.
Just before 9:00pm, nearly every square yard of space in Wheatfield Park was claimed by someone patiently waiting for the fireworks show to started.
|Sandra Aldridge, Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, Grand Marshall|
|VFW Post 4379, Winchester Valley|
|California Youth Spirit Corps|
|Late city councilman & teacher Fred Twyman honored in the parade|
|City councilmembers, John Denver (seated inside), Darcy Kuenzi (waving flag), Tom Fuhrman|
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