La Jollans keep patriotic spirit alive

Community is key.

It’s all about the hard work, the contributions of money and time, and the pride that locals feel in their community that made the Fourth of July in La Jolla another to remember.

From the Beaumont Avenue parade in Bird Rock to the fireworks and concert at the Cove and the day-after cleanup efforts, La Jollans had it all — and much of it was thanks to the volunteer spirit.

The Bird Rock neighbors who have a great time each year putting together a truly old-fashioned Independence Day Parade put a lot of smiles on faces young and old.

And, despite the challenge from an environmental rights group attempting to get the 26th annual event fireworks display canceled, that event too was a reminder that our community come together even when the going is a little bumpy.

While Deborah Marengo and Adam Harris found pro bono attorneys to carry the fireworks banner in court, they also managed to raise the funds again to keep the show alive.

Special thanks go to all of these people who contributed: Calacles Interactive, Marengo Morton Architects, Goldfish Cafe, Georges at the Cove, La Jolla Cove Suites, Alfonso’s of La Jolla, Hotel Parisi, La Jolla Cove Gifts, La Valencia Hotel, Azul Restaurant, The Spot, Monarch Gallery, Blue Apparel, Regents Bank, Barbey Family, Mary Beth Jernigan, DuCharme-Conboy Family, Doyle Family, Mason Family, Engel & Volkers, Amantea Family, Zatkin Family, Walter-Sick Family, Kovacs Family, Marino Family, Galigher Family, Griswold Family, Henegar Family, Dinitto Family, Viti Family, Corrente Family, Games Family, Fenstermaker Family, Levine Family, Crowson Family, Tauber Family, Benson Family, Mirabella Family, Dennis Family, Rome Family, Boretto Family, Tolerico Family, 464 Prospect HOA, Kytle Family,

, Lazarro Family, Fackler Family, LaCava Family, Lewis Family, Duvall Family, McCord Family, Marouf Family, Miller Family, Bratt Family, Ingram Family, La Sala Family and Krystoff Family.

And we can’t forget the parks and recreation crews and volunteers from the La Jolla Shores Surfing Association, Surf Diva and Hike, Bike and Kayak who turned out on Monday morning to clean up after all those folks who should have done it themselves!

Thanks to everyone for keeping the patriotic spirit alive and well in La Jolla.