[gallery] Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic for 2014

Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic 2014 | San Antonio Charter MomsMy kids and I marched in the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic again this year. It’s a family tradition—here’s an earlier post. Here is a photo gallery with some highlights from the 2014 parade and picnic.

For the parade, everyone gathered at the corner of Lynwood and Howard. Except for the grand marshall’s convertible, most of the vehicles were people-powered: bikes, trikes, and scooters. Pets, wagons, and strollers were festooned with red, white, and blue streamers, bandannas, balloons, and—of course—American flags.

Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade | San Antonio Charter Moms

The parade route zigzagged past historic homes on the way to the Landa Library.

Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade | San Antonio Charter Moms

 

The library and the grounds (maintained by the Landa Gardens Conservancy, as discussed in this earlier post), including the playground, sported patriotic decor.

Patriotic playground decorations at the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July picnic | San Antonio Charter Moms

The Do Seum (the new name for the relaunched San Antonio Children’s Museum) set up a table for kids to make colorful art using straws and cups full of bubbles.

The Do Seum table at the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July picnic | San Antonio Charter Moms

Diego Bernal, San Antonio City Councilman for District 1, briefly addressed the picnic crowd.

Diego Bernal, District 1, San Antonio City Council, at the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July picnic | San Antonio Charter Moms

Sophia and Lucas Rico won first place for having the best-decorated bikes in the parade.

Sophia and Lucas Rico with first place ribbons for best decorated bikes at the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July parade and picnic | San Antonio Charter Moms

Jacquelyn Fagan and her co-chef, Charlie, won third place in the pie contest with a Poteet strawberry and rhubarb pie.

Jacquelyn and Charlie Fagan with third place ribbon for best pie at the Monte Vista Historical Association 4th of July picnic | San Antonio Charter Moms

Monte Vista is a special place, and continues to attract families who appreciate historic architecture and the cultural amenities of living so close to downtown San Antonio.

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Parent-activist and education blogger in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Helping parents make informed school choices and explore cultural activities.

2 Comments

  1. That looks like a lovely neighborhood celebration of the 4th! Can anyone attend? We’d love to visit it next year.

    • It’s open to anyone who loves Monte Vista. The board members collect contact information to recruit new members and volunteers. They also provide a free picnic of hot dogs, chips, cake, and ice cream. I’ll give you a holler next year so we can team up! I bet your kids would do a great job on the bike decorating and outfits. (My daughter only wanted to wear pink, as usual.)

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