Applauding both community and country, thousands gathered in La Cañada Flintridge over Memorial Day weekend to paint the town red, white and blue during its 38th annual Fiesta Days celebration.
Four days of family-friendly events organized by La Cañada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce under the theme “LCF: The American Dream” — a first-annual city bridge tournament on Friday, a vintage car show on Saturday and a spectacular Sunday night fireworks display — were capped off Monday by a solemn service to honor fallen veterans and the traditionally exuberant Fiesta Days Parade along Foothill Boulevard between Cornishon and Gould avenues.
“It all shows how lucky we are to live here in La Cañada Flintridge. I feel blessed every day,” said City Councilwoman Laura Olhasso, who served as the parade’s grand marshal.
Parade dignitaries also included hometown 2011 Rose Queen Evanne Friedmann, the Miss La Cañada Flintridge Royal Court, state Sen. Carol Liu and Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (both former City Council members), as well as L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, Sheriff Lee Baca and Fire Chief Daryl Osby.