July 4 --- Redlands Parade / Encampment - Color Guard at Sylvan Park
Plan to stop by
our Revolutionary War Era Encampment to see the great job our Color Guard does representing the SAR
at this patriotic event! For more information, or to see how you can help out
contact Color Guard Commander Melvin Harrell
The annual 4th of July Parade will begin from Franklin School on Colton
Avenue at 10:30 a.m. and work its way around Sylvan Park.
P.O. Box 3334 Running Springs, CA 92382
Community Independence Day Celebrations!
SATURDAY JULY 4TH 2015
Sylvan Park Activities - 10 a.m.
Day long activities including food, entertainment and educational booths will start at 10 a.m.
in Sylvan Park, Section A on University Street near the University of Redlands.
Live entertainment will begin at 11 a.m. on the main stage.
A highlight for young and old alike is the annual Revolutionary War Era Encampment set up by the Redlands Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution.
We provide a living history demonstration of an encampment of George Washington’s Commander-in-Chief Guards. We answer questions about the life of the soldiers, allow one and all to experience using a real quill pen and ink to "enlist in the Continental Army" and provide photo opportunities.
The Redlands 4th-of-July Band will be celebrating their 35th Season with performances at the Sylvan Park Bandstand!
July 4th, 2015 Sylvan Park Concerts:
at Noon and 1:30 pm
and at Ted Runner Stadium:
30min. Concert and Incidental Music prior to the Fireworks Show
Many local service and civic clubs will participate in the day long activities in Sylvan Park.
Park activities will wind down between 4 and 5 p.m.
The annual 4th of July Parade including marching units, bands, floats, musical and equestrian groups, and antique cars will
begin from Franklin School on Colton Avenue at 10:30 a.m. and work its way around Sylvan Park.
The Redlands Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution Award Winning
Color Guard will be marching in the parade again is year.
The gates at the U of R Stadium will open by 6 p.m. The live show and opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. and will include a flag ceremony and a four-jet flyover followed by a USAF C-17 flyover. After the flyover, skydivers will be landing in the center of the stadium.
The Live show, at 8 p.m., will feature performances by the Tornadoes.
The Fireworks show under the direction of Redlands resident Jeff Martin will begin about 9 p.m.
Handicapped parking is available at the west end of the stadium off the University Street.
ONLY small coolers will be allowed in the stadium. SECURITY CHECK WILL BE REQUIRED. Items that will not be allowed include: alcoholic beverages, glass, barbecues, hibachis, beach balls, wagons and large baby strollers. Dogs are not allowed in the park nor in the stadium.
Ticket sales for the Redlands SAR July 4th fundraiser raffle will be held at our Encampment at the Redlands Fourth of July event in Sylvan Park.
Our chapter is doing fund-raising this year to support our Youth and Educational Outreach Programs and our color guard’s mission to improve awareness and knowledge of history of the American Revolution.
We have already secured items valued at over $600, with expectations of a few more to round out the gift basket and prizes for our 4th of July raffle.
At this point we have:
Grand prize consisting of the 2016 - Redlands Community Independence Day Celebration Premium Package (valued at over $500.00)
1. Six (6) reserved seats at the Redlands 4th of July fireworks show on July 4, 2016 at the University of Redlands stadium, one of the largest Fourth of July celebration and Fireworks display in the State of California. (These tickets may be redeemed after June 10, 2016 at the Redlands City Clerk's Office)
2. Six (6) Redlands 4th of July Parade and Fireworks T-shirts, 2016 Version. These commemorative T-shirts are collectible items featuring a unique design every year. (These T-shirts may be redeemed after June 10, 2016 at the Redlands City Clerk's Office)
3. One (1) Limited edition Lithograph (#160 of 200) singed copy of the 2015 event art work.
4. One (1) Redlands 4th of July Parade and Fireworks T-shirt, 2015 Version. (XL)
5. One (1) Redlands Fourth of July commemorative medallions from 2010, 2011 and 2014.
6. One (1) CD of the Redlands 4th of July Band at the Redlands Bowl Celebrating the City of Redlands 125th Anniversary.
7. One (1) CD of the Redlands 4th of July Band "25 Years"
Our second prize consists of:
“Dinner and a Movie gift basket”
which is decorated in a red, white and blue patriotic decor and filled with family fun and patriotic type items including:
Four (4) Movie tickets to the Redlands Krikorian Cinema 14 theaters
340 North Eureka Street, Redlands, CA 92373.
Four (4) gift certificates, each good for one (1) Combination Dinner, one (1) Soft Drink and Dessert at the Las Fuentes Mexican Grill, conveniently located in downtown Redlands, tucked in a corner of the Krikorian Movie Theaters complex.
We are contacting other local businesses to help sponsor our effort by donating items for the gift basket and prizes, and in return, we are listing them as sponsors of the event on our chapter’s web page.
Compatriot member Shawn Price's business, Edward Jones - Financial Advisors Redlands will be
notifying the raffle winners and arranging for the prizes to be picked up at his office,
Edward Jones - Financial Advisors
(909) 307-9539 1776
W Park Ave Ste 126 Redlands, CA 92373
the week of July 6th - 10th 2015.
Come and enjoy the
Redlands Community Independence Day Celebrations!
SATURDAY JULY 4TH 2015
Plan to stop by our Revolutionary War Era Encampment and learn about our youth education programs and contests and our color guard’s mission to improve awareness and knowledge of history of the American Revolution.
SAR July 4th fundraiser raffle Sponsors:
SEPTEMBER 8--- Board of Directors Meeting
September 19 - Chapter Meeting - Program: Shawn Price will do training and answer questions on Genealogy.
Redlands Chapter SAR Directors Meeting dates for 2015:
June - 11
July - off
August - 14, September 8, October 1,
November 5, December 3
Junior ROTC Recognition Program
Thank you to all those who helped this year with the Junior ROTC Recognition Program, especially Chairman Sam Irwin and Compatriot Benny Croyle
For those that made presentations at any of the events please email Secretary Don Boatright with the school name and date so he can record it on the actives record.
The Redlands Chapter SAR, awards the ROTC Medal to foster the principle of the "Citizen-Soldier", exemplified by the Minutemen of Revolutionary War days. This award is presented to Junior ROTC cadets from local high schools who are selected for having a high degree of merit with respect to leadership qualities, military bearing and general excellence.
Feb 21, 2015 --- Chapter Meeting Essay Contest awards program.
U of R Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM
Jan 17, 2015 --- Chapter Meeting at the Irvine Commons dining facilities, rooms A and B at 8:30 AM
We installed our officers for 2015:
President: Dan Piedlow
Vice President: John Flippin
Secretary: Don Boatright
Treasurer: Patrick Lyons
Registrar: Charlie Frye
Redlands Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution Award
Color Guard. Click for Color Guard information page