The San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association has announced its new board for the 2017/2018 parade season. The all-volunteer nonprofit organization hosts an array of events each year during the three-month Fiesta de las Golondrinas, which leads up to the Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire—one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parades. This year marks the parade’s 60th anniversary—the diamond jubilee.

The board’s next public meeting is Wednesday, July 12 at the Nydegger Building, located at 31421 La Matanza Street in San Juan Capistrano. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for socializing and refreshments. The meeting will run from 7-8 p.m. During the off-season, Fiesta meetings are every second Wednesday of the month.

2017/2018 Officers:

President—Jim Taylor
First Vice President—Jim Eakin
Second Vice President—Leanna Bradshaw
Secretary—Helen Gardner
Treasurer—Virgy McBride

2017/2018 Chairs:

Membership Mixer—Ela Kitchen
Kid’s Pet Parade—Leanna Bradshaw
Taste of San Juan—Irma Goerner
El Presidente Ball—Deborah Spellum
Fiesta Grande—Schuyler McBride
VIP Porch—Deborah Spellum
Parade—James Valgean
Parade Asst.—Jim Eakin
Farewell to Swallows BBQ—Schuyler McBride
Membership—Ela Kitchen
Sheriff—Schuyler McBride
Asst. Sheriff/Posse—Steve Ehlers
Sponsorship—Jim Taylor
Merchandise—Jenny Beckwith
Publicity—Leanna Bradshaw
Gifts—Irma Goerner

As published in The Capistrano Dispatch.