Archive » June 28, 2012
Flower power, Lompoc style
By Willis Jacobson, Staff Writer
A nearly 90-float parade snaked its way through Lompoc on June 23 in one of the highlights of the city’s five-day annual Spring Arts and Flower Festival.
The event, which kicked off on June 20, also featured the crowning of festival queen Karina Rich and her court, as well as a carnival, live music, beer garden and arts and crafts at Ryon Park.
Thousands attended the festival, most of them spending much of their time enjoying the revelry at the park. There were several food and crafts booths set up that benefitted many local organizations. Festival-goers, many of them lounging on lawn chairs or blankets, also were privy to live dancing and music on a stage set up in the park.
This year marked the 90th anniversary of the flower show and the 60th anniversary of the parade, which was themed “60 years of California Dreaming.” firstname.lastname@example.org