Fourth of July Grand Marshals Chosen

The volunteer Sierra Madre 4th of July Committee is excited to announce that the 2012 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal will be Nel and Bob Solt, the Wistaria Vine Owners. “The Grand Marshal is a person’s whose efforts over a long period of time has been beneficial to the community of Sierra Madre. The title of Grand Marshal is intended to honor a person’s volume of work, dedication and overall enhancements to our city.”

Since 1972, when they purchased the property at Hermosa and Carter Ave, Nel and Bob Solt have graciously opened their property to allow thousands of people to visit the world-famous Wistaria Vine during Sierra Madre’s signature event, the Wistaria Festival, held each March. For forty years, not only have they opened their property to outsiders on the day of the festival, but for days in advance, with media day, docent training day, equipment drop off and pick up day, and more.

Anyone interested in registering to participate in the 5K Firecracker Fun Run or in the 4th of July Parade can do so online at For more information on all of the 4th of July Festivities, please call 626-355-5278.