Thanks to everyone, the many volunteers as well as the 300+ attendees, who helped make this year’s event such a huge success. Photos were taken by Jim Cochran.

New this year was a two-hour visit by the bookmobile.

The MVFD brought a fire engine for the second hour, and let kids practice using the smaller hose. Just before the engine crew left at 5:00, they shot off a huge jet of water that created a spectacular rainbow.

The Monta Loma History and Neighborhood Watch displays were popular once more, as was the CERT members’ presentation of their emergency equipment.

Attendees could learn about the new food-scraps recycling program, the Mountain View Educational Foundation, and the PTA.  Animal Beacons of Light received many donations of stuffed animals, and 30 Monta Loma tee shirts were bought.

Mountain View Trees members answered questions about tree problems. Wouter Suverkropp and Grant Grundler offered rides in the walking robots’ chariot and carriage.

Attractions for the children included Gizmo Gary’s balloon creations, an obstacle course, face painting and a crafts table, and Gloria’s cotton-candy machine.

MVPD Chief Max Bosel, City Council Member Lisa Matichak, and MVWSD Trustee Ellen Wheeler attended. They all appreciated the opportunity to meet Monta Loma residents, and their appreciation was echoed by the neighbors.

Thanks again to all contributed.