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of July 2002
Parade on Main Street
Dateline: July 4, 2002
By Ann Zeise
Mayor Henry Manayan
- *** Happy 4th of July ***
- From Me, Sparky, Elvis Presley,
the Milpitas Fire Department, and the Milpitas Historical Society,
with our 70 year old fire truck, Leapin' Lena behind us.
My fantasy come true! Got to ride in the historic fire truck
in the parade and ring the bell the whole way, met Elvis Presley (really Ron Short),
and got a bunch of cute firemen and a big dog to get my photo
Sparky, the fire dog, and ' aboard Leapin' Lena,
the first fire truck of the Milpitas Fire Department, built in
Local equestrians with decorated horses joined the
parade behind Lena.
- Did the Ballet Folkérico kids even know who
- These kids learn and perform hispanic dances in the
- Lots of Mustangs in the parade as these cars were
once made at the Ford Factory in Milpitas.
- City of Milpitas' float.