Stars, Stripes, & Dreams

Independence Day is a big day in Scripps Ranch, with plenty of patriotic festivities for the whole community to enjoy. The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) hosted its 48th Annual 4th of July Parade, where 92131 residents were invited to decorate vehicles representing their neighborhood and dress up in their best red, white, and blue costumes to walk in the parade. This year’s entrants included the Marine Corps Color Guard and Scripps Ranch High School band, color guard, and cheerleaders, among others.

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Parade winners included: Float – Loire Valley (1st Place) and Cub Scouts (2nd Place); Car Clubs – Corvette Club (1st Place), Model A Club (2nd Place), and Bombshell Bette Jeeps (3rd Place); Decorated Vehicles – Ural Sidecar Motorcycle (1st Place), Scripps Ranch RSVP (2nd Place), and Scripps Mira Mesa Fireworks (3rd Place); Marching Group – SRHS Band (1st Place) and Golden Retrievers (2nd Place); Performing Group – SRHS Falcon Corps, Color Guard, and Cheerleaders (1st Place), Fitness Quest 10 (2nd Place), and Society for the Preservation of the Middle Class (3rd Place); Youth Group – Scripps Ranch Softball (1st Place), Girl Scouts (2nd Place), and Dingeman Elementary (3rd Place).

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Following the parade was the Scripps Ranch Old Pros’ (SROP) 41st Annual 4th of July Run & Ride event, which included a 10K race, a two-mile fun run, and three bike rides of varying distances. Over 3,500 community members participated in the events, which all finished at Hoyt Park with refreshments, face painting, bounce houses, food trucks, live music, a craft beer garden, and silent auction.

SROP is a nonprofit organization founded by residents in 1982, now boasting more than 300 members who coordinate established community events like the 4th of July Run & Ride. All funds raised at the events help SROP donate over $30,000 each year to local youth and high school athletics, field and park maintenance, and college scholarships to high school graduates from Scripps Ranch. For more information go to www.srop.org. To learn more about the SRCA and stay updated on even more local events throughout the year visit www.scrippsranch.org.