By Larry Kramer
With another colorful, successful down in our history book, I want to thank the members of the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association - led by Steve Weeks - for their fine work in putting on the 54th Fiesta de las Golondrinas.
They had more than the usual share of bumps in the road, including the , new rules on the and , but they handled all of these challenges admirably and kept their eye on the ball of coordinating many special events.
I had the pleasure of attending most of them including the , , and the highlight of the celebration, the Swallows Day Parade and Mercado. Unfortunately, I missed the and Hoosegow Day thanks to other commitments, but I know those events, too, were done in grand San Juan style.
Every event I attended was well organized and a whole lot of fun. So, my hat is off to the wonderful, hard-working men and women volunteers of the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. I am already looking forward to next year's celebration!
Larry Kramer is the mayor of San Juan Capistrano