Santa Maria Bonfire
Published by Heather Byrne
On Wednesday 5th July 2017
Press Release #75
After such a fantastic series of events on Independence Day, the Fire Department's Community Relations team decided to host an event where the public can relax and enjoy the evening sun with some free food and great music. A large bonfire was set alight on the safe area of Santa Maria Beach, where the sand prevented the bonfire from posing a threat to any houses. Railings were put around the bonfire to protect the public from the heat, however the sight of a bonfire while listening to music and hanging out with some new friends was simple blissful.
During the event, we decided to start looking for some great dancers. We announced that we were offering a $40,000 award to the best dancer, which was won by Jennifer O'Brian, which was then followed by another offering of $40,000 to the second best dancer, which was won by Eric Frost.
Winner #1 Winner #2
After everyone was settled down and listening to music while enjoying the exquisite sea breeze, Argent Aerospace decided to give us an amazing airshow with their stunt planes.
The impromptu airshow came as an immensely pleasurable surprise and we'd like to extend the warmest thank you to Bella Schofield and the entirety of Argent Aerospace for their airshow. After the airshow, we were treated to a spectacular firework show put on by Ethan Forstman.
To finish off the amazing event, the Community Relations team decided to give the crowd a bit of a spray down! The party was met with water being sprayed into the crowd by the CR-ENGINE unit which was on-scene, embarking in some summer fun with a bit of water. We did advise that you bring a swimming suit!
After the event died down, those who stayed watched as the bonfire was tackled by the experienced firefighters of the Red County Fire Department. Byrne, Wilder and McMillan were cheered on as they put out the fuel of the Santa Maria Beach party, bringing a slow end to a night full of fun and spectacular events.
From everyone at the Community Relations team, we thank you for your attendance at the event. We've definitely got a lot more similar events coming up so make sure you keep an eye out for our advertising!
Director of Community Relations
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