Scripps Ranch Loses A "Favorite Son"
When I moved to Scripps Ranch, my first experience with the community was playing softball with the Old Pros. It was there that I first met Steve Allen. Over the years I came to know and respect Steve as "one of the good guys."
He was always cheerful, ready to lend a helping hand, and offer a "cold one" to the new guy on the team. As life moved on, my softball playing days ended but my appreciation for Steve and the Old Pros has grown. He and they are a "comfortable group of guys" who enjoy life and love and support our community.
Steve will be missed–the good ones always are. But, we all know that right now he is hitting `em out of the park in his new league and standing ready to welcome the "new guy."
So let’s all take a moment to remember Steve as he would like us to, with a smile on his face, a twinkle in his eye, a helping hand, and maybe even a "cold one" for everyone. There is more about Steve on pages 13 and 19.
At our Tuesday, June 10, SRCA meeting we will vote on even-numbered District Representatives–both incumbents and new. If you are interested, give Gordon Boerner a call at 689-2411. He will be happy to hear from you.
Middle School Update
Also at our June SRCA meeting we will review and update the community on the status of this most important project. The school portion of the meeting will begin at 7:30 pm.
Congratulations to all the graduating seniors. Over the past several years, Grad Night has worked well to keep our seniors safe, but it never hurts to take the time to remind our new graduates about the dangers of drinking and driving. It was not that long ago that we lost several of our graduates to alcohol-related accidents right here in Scripps Ranch.
School Is Ending–Let’s Be Careful
With the coming of June, we can expect more children to play outside and enjoy the community. Please remember that Scripps Ranch’s wonderful hills and winding streets can be dangerous to children when we don’t drive defensively. Please slow down and drive safely.
Each year some of our local dignitaries–the mayor, councilmember, principals, senator, and others–participate in our 4th of July parade. The SRCA sponsors the parade and provides the vehicles and drivers for the dignitaries. Where do those cars come from? They are the private cars of Scripps Ranch residents.
This year we are again in need of cars for our dignitaries. Please consider volunteering your vehicle and yourself to drive the car for this year’s parade. It is a perfect time to help out with the parade and show off that great looking car you have. Please contact Bob Gravina at 536-1959 if you can help us out this year. It really is a lot of fun!
Jany Staley, 4th of July Chair
4th of July
We are only a month away from celebrating one of our favorite holidays. Again this year, it means so much to everyone. Living in a county that has a large military presence always brings home how much we appreciate our military and our freedoms.
This will be our 33rd year of hosting the 4th of July Parade and Celebration, and we will do it in grand fashion with our theme of "Youthful Spirit." If you have not participated in the parade or been a spectator, come join your neighbors for a day of fun and celebration. We always have a great variety of marching groups, floats, music, dignitaries, local businesses, and neighborhood groups.
The parade starts at 10 am at Red Cedar Drive, proceeds down Ironwood Road, turns on Courtyard Drive and then proceeds down Red Rock Drive. It then turns on Scripps Ranch Boulevard and ends at the intersection of Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Aviary Drive. See a map of the parade route on page 9.
Directly following the parade there will be festivities in Hoyt Park. The Old Pros will host their beer garden–for those 21 years and older–as well as business booths. There will also be pizza and salad from Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza from 9 to 11:30 am. Dads Sports Bar and Grille will provide chicken plates and hot dog plates from 11 am to 1 pm. Prices will be between $2 and $3. Good food at reasonable prices! Enjoy some good eating after the parade.
The Players will provide music from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. There will be activities for the kids such as face painting and air jumps. The Ice Cream Social returns with free ice cream. Don’t miss the fun–join us on the 4th of July!
Jany Staley, 4th of July Chair
The SRCA Community Fair and Art Festival was a great success! Each year the event grows bigger and better. We would like to thank The Scripps Dance Center, The Scripps Performing Arts Center, AH Taekwondo, Parker Linekin Academy of Marshall Arts, the Scripps Ranch High School wrestling team, and the fabulous Bayou Brothers for the wonderful entertainment.
We would also like to acknowledge this year’s sponsors:
- J.W. Tumbles;
- Outpost Summer Camps;
- Bank of America;
- The Scrappin Chic;
- American Center For Learning; and,
- Scripps Ranch Farmers Market.
On behalf of the SRCA, I would personally like to thank the wonderful, hardworking individuals who volunteered to serve on the Scripps Ranch Community Fair and Art Festival Committee. I could not have done all the organizing without their help. I am really grateful for all the hours spent on the phone, at meetings, making banners, putting up posters, and so much more. Those who served on the committee are Victoria Mazelli, Wendy Littooy, Cathy Ripka, Gigi Howland, Gloria Tran, Jan Kane, and, of course, Bob Dingeman. Thanks again!
This year we included a small Art Festival to test the waters and see if Scripps Ranch would support the addition of artists each year. As always, I am open for your comments. If you have any ideas for next year’s fair or just want to tell us what you thought about this year, please email me at [[email protected]].
Bev Cassity, Community Fair Chair
The SRCA wants to thank all of you who joined or renewed your membership in 2003. A special thank you goes out to our Corporate Members who contributed at least $100, and our Community Pillars who contributed at least $50.
It is still not too late to join the SRCA or renew your membership. Just visit our website at [www.scrippsranch.org].
- Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club
- Coalition of Clinical Consultants
- The Protocol School of San Diego
- Gunnar and Colleen Mossberg
- Postal Annex
- USA Federal Credit Union
- Mark and Gabrielle Munger
- Realty Executives–Jim Berns
- RE/MAX–Fred Christiansen
- European Kitchen Designs
- Douglas and Vilma Lathrem
Due to the July 4th holiday, the submissions deadline for the July Newsletter is Friday, June 6. This allows us to get the Newsletter to you before the holiday.
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