July 3rd 2018 Ojai Libbey Bowl

#TheOjaiWay Summer time and the living is easy.  Ojai is steeped in tradition.  One of my favorites starts with a walk from my home into town on the evening of July 3rd.  My companion Pete, an 8lb 4 legged Toy Poodle accompanies me.  We walk to Libbey Park and join in the fun saying hello to our friends new and old, with Pete making his introduction to his fellow 4 legged pals too! We meander past the fountain and play ground, we are heading to the bowl where Summer is officially beginning Ojai style.

The  Ojai Band is performing Armed Forces Salute when we arrive, next up A Celebration of Taps...so beautiful on a perfect evening...then God Bless America, is sung by our local restauranteur and favorite Italian delicacy Duane Boccali, after he's been slightly roasted in his introduction from Ojai Rotary West's, Steve Frank. Then there is, Star's and Stripes, a raffle with lots of generous goodies donated by our favorite local restaurants and shops, A grand finale that has everyone on their feet clapping...and we say our good bye's until tomorrow.  See you at the July 4th Parade.  

Happiness is Ojai.
With love,

Teresa Rooney