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St. Margaret’s Sponsors San Juan’s Beloved 55th Annual Swallows Day Parade

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Swallows13.217This year’s 55th Annual Swallows Day Parade themed, “Happy Trails,” brought thousands of families to the streets of historic downtown San Juan Capistrano to celebrate the community and the return of the swallows. St. Margaret’s has been a proud supporter of the parade as a division sponsor for more than 10 years and a parade sponsor for the past four years. This is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade in the country and has been part of the San Juan community for more than five decades. More than 500 horses and 3,500 parade participants took part in this beloved San Juan tradition in which St. Margaret’s has participated for the past 20 years.

Tartans who participated this year included the St. Margaret’s Cheerleaders, the CIF boys’ cross country and volleyball teams, who led the way with the St. Margaret’s Episcopal School banner along with their coaches Jamie McCann, Rob Lakeman, Dylan Wade and Susie Maga. Mary Raymund, grade 12, represented the equestrian team and was awarded first place in the Junior Equestrian (9-17 year old) category for a second year in a row. The LA Scots, a Scottish bagpipe band, partnered with St. Margaret’s to perform in the parade, and Headmaster Marcus D. Hurlbut, his wife Pat and their dog Saidie, rode in a horse-drawn buckboard with grade 3 students Alexander Georgiades, Halen Hickman, Grace Karstetter, Sasha Kuljis, Peter Mack, Melia Norwood, Mark Robinson, Mary Smith, Leah Weiss and Will Weiss from San Juan Capistrano History Day. Special Camp for Special Kids has participated in the parade for the past five years and had the largest turnout to date with 25 counselors and campers accompanied by Director Lindsay Eres and Coordinator Stefani Baker. Students from Breakthrough San Juan Capistrano also enthusiastically participated and came out in their Breakthrough gear along with Director Lorena Martinez and Assistant Director Bryan Boyce.

To read the Swallows Parade article featured in The Capistrano Dispatch, click here.

To read the Swallows Parade article featured in The Patch, click here.

To read the Swallows Parade article featured in The OC Register, click here.


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