By Eric Heinz
Ole Hanson’s spirit graced the celebration of San Clemente’s 90th anniversary since incorporation on Feb. 24.
During San Clemente Day, people were able to taste chicken dinners, as tradition from the days when San Clemente was established and land was first sold to investors.
Mayor Tim Brown gave a speech along with City Council members Kathy Ward and Steve Swartz as they cut the cake on the city’s birthday.
Historic tours were given of Casa Romantica Cultural Center & Gardens, Las Palmas Elementary School and the Ole Hanson Beach Club.
San Clemente Day takes place on the last Saturday in February each year.
Jaine and Larry Culbertson of the San Clemente Historical Society pick up their traditional fried chicken dinners at the Ole Hanson Beach Club on Feb. 24. Photo: Eric Heinz
Synchronized swimmers performed during the 90th anniversary celebration of San Clemente on Feb. 24 at the Ole Hanson Beach Club. Photo: Eric Heinz
From left, City Council members Kathy Ward, Steve Swartz and Mayor Tim Brown cut the birthday cake for the city of San Clemente on Feb. 24.
San Clemente Historical Society hosted actors and characters throughout the celebration of San Clemente Day on Feb. 24 at the Ole Hanson Beach Club, as Ole Hanson arrives, played by Casa Romantica volunteer Mike Fitzsimmon. Photo: Eric Heinz
Cupcakes were festooned with 90th anniversary cards. Photo: Eric Heinz