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CHERRY PARADE & FESTIVAL

2019 CHERRY PARADE
& FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, JUNE 1

   The Grand Marshal for our Parade this year will be KJ Miller.
  KJ has made many contributions to our community.  He has helped over the years with repairs to the Community Building, including bringing his tractor to repair the washed out driveway (more than once!).  He assists all our local organizations, including LVIA, WAVHS, and Sertoma.  He volunteers a lot of time to the Lancaster Elks Club.  He is well known for driving his beautiful restored yellow Ford convertible in the Parade every year for the Grand Marshal.  This year his wife Sandy will be driving him!


Click here for more information about the Cherry Parade and Festival.

Click here for a Parade Entry Form.

Click here for a Vendor Application Form.

Click on this Paypal donate button to pay your Parade Entry or Vendor fees.



Our Junior Grand Marshal this year is Sophia Vlach who picked our theme of Finger Lickin' Cherry Pickin'.  This is Sophia's second time winning the theme contest.  Congratulations!


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The Grand Marshal's for 2018 were

Tania and Jason Williams
(photo below)

Tania grew up in Leona Valley and is a local horse trainer.  Together they raised their two daughters here.  They and others organized and ran the LVIA Gymkhana for the past 20 years.  Our Lee Rackett horse arena had fallen into disrepair and was not being used when they fixed it up and started horse events.  They have both contributed substantial time to improving our community, especially for the kids.

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T-SHIRTS WITH THE 2019 CHERRY PARADE THEME WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON AT THE POST OFFICE IN RANCHER'S MARKET.


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LEONA VALLEY CHERRIES

Leona Valley is well known for its U Pic Cherry orchards.  For over 50 years, people have enjoyed picking their own sweet and sour cherries.  There are now about 10 orchards, most of which avoid the use of pesticides with some being certified organic.  Many of them have picnic areas and sell cherry products.  For more information, go to http://cherriesupic.com.

LVIA has sponsored an annual Cherry Parade and Festival on the first Saturday of June for over 40 years.  Our 2017 Grand Marshals were Steve and Stefanie Fredericks, active members of many Leona Valley organizations.  The Parade features lots of floats with local community queens, horses, and antique cars.  Don't miss the deep fried cherry burritos!  We also have a cherry pie eating contest, car show, live band and lots of craft vendors. 

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2018 Grand Marshals, Tania and Jason Williams
Courtesy of Christine Stoddard

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