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Thank You: Freedom Fest 2001 thank you

November 17, 2001

Once again, the Freedom Fest 2001 committee extends heartfelt thanks to over 250 volunteers who helped make possible this summer's 11th annual Fourth of July celebration.

Each year the Imperial, Holtville, El Centro and Brawley chambers of commerce lend us their support, and we say thank you. We really appreciate all the help we receive from the staff and the administration of Imperial Valley College and for the use of the college grounds and facilities. The county Board of Supervisors has been very supportive of this event since its beginning in 1991, and we say thank you.

In addition, we owe numerous thank yous to all the public safety groups countywide: the Imperial County Fire Department, I.C. Sheriff's reserves, I.C. Sheriff's Explorers, I.C. Sheriff's Posse, De Anza Search & Rescue, California Highway Patrol, Gold Cross Ambulance and El Centro police reserves. Thanks again to Capt. Crane and Naval Air Facility El Centro for the color guard and static display. Furthermore, we thank Capt. Pierre and Sgt. Reyes of the National Guard for their continued support and participation.


We would like to thank the following agencies for their static display participation: U.S. Customs, U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminstration, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, I.C. Korean Vets, Pioneers Memorial Hospital, Aero Squad and the U.S. Border Patrol.

Desert Security Services did an outstanding job again providing us with security for the pyro area, and we say thank you. Finally, we say thank you to Hendrix Communications, Southwest Sign Systems, I.C. Public Works, DJ&R Tarping Service, I.C. youth honor guard, Tommy Mills Farming and Advanced Wireless.

Lastly, we thank the following sponsors who have continued, year after year, to underwrite the cost of Imperial Valley's largest single-day event: Imperial Printers/Rocket Copy, Valley Plaza Shopping Center, American Linen, Imperial Irrigation District, Valley Environmental Services, Imperial Valley Press, First American Title Insurance Co, Alex Wireless, Marina Mortgage, FM 107, Wal-Mart in El Centro, I.C. Tobacco Education Project, The Allen Group, Valley Propane, Calipatria and Imperial chapters of the Chicano Correctional Workers Association., Curtis Roadrunner Lock, Safe & Locksmith, Rio Tel, Golden 1 Credit Union, Golden Corral Restaurant, The Gas Co., Duggins Construction, Arid Operations Mesquite Regional Landfill and El Centro Animal Clinic.

Thank you again!



Freedom Fest 2001 Committee

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