Thank You All!
From 2014 El Presidente Dennis Rickard
OSD Board, our Sponsors, the City of Santa Barbara, County of Santa Barbara, volunteer organizations and OSD volunteers:
Let me take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the Board of Directors for Old Spanish Days, the City of Santa Barbara as a whole, the County of Santa Barbara, the volunteer organizations and all of the many OSD volunteers for making a great Fiesta happen.
I have heard from so many people who have come up to me and said "Good Job". What they really mean is a "Good Job" to all of the members of these organizations and the volunteers. The atmosphere was extraordinarily positive this entire Fiesta and all of the venues that I was able to visit had great crowds. Again, that is a testament to all of you who did the daily work to make Fiesta happen.
From La Primavera, Fiesta Ranchera, El Presidente Party, Fiesta Pequena, La Misa, Los Dignitarios,the Equestrian Parade, the Children's Parade, Rodeo, etc., the attendance was great and the crowds were in the Fiesta Spirit. The 90 year history of Old Spanish Days was truly honored.
Congratulations to all of you for your part in celebrating the 90th anniversary of Old Spanish days and for a job well done.
On behalf of myself and my family, thank you all!
Celebra tu historia y Viva La Fiesta long into the future!
Dennis F. Rickard
El Presidente 2014
(photo credit: Tim Putz)