5th Annual Weaver Elementary Summer Jam

Unlike last year's event that was characterized by sweltering heat, this year's Summer Jam was blessed with cooler temps under overcast skies. Just like last year though, thousands of people turned out to support this incredible Orange County school in its annual close of session celebration. Besides the awesome F-18 flyover, students and family members were treated to a free concert and car show, as well as a whole row of food and fun booths.

As we told you last year, there aren't many schools that would draw this large of a crowd, but Weaver's unique position as a choice school, it's wonderful Principal Erin Kominsky, and its excellent teaching staff make it one of the most beloved schools in the county.

Besides the In-N-Out truck, Valentino's Pizza coach and assorted other vendors who donated proceeds to the school's coffers, Summer Jam attendees were treated to live music by several groups, including the Principal's son Maxx and his band playing the Dick Dale classic, 'Misalou.' The Skinny Little Twits provided the bulk of the entertainment and had the crowd dancing into the night.

The car show was a bit lighter than last year, but featured everything from a 3/4-scale NASCAR stocker to an Autobianchi Bianchina that won the people's choice award. Teachers' Choice went to a lightly modded 2007 Porsche 911 Turbo.

Other highlights included a gorgeous lilac Karman Ghia, a Panther Pink Dodge Challenger T/A, an adorable Isetta 300, a classic early Beetle, and a MASH-worthy Willys military Jeep. A classic Vespa and Ariel Square 4 were joined by some non-motorized Schwinns on the two-wheel side. About 20 cars and bikes altogether.

So great to see a community pour its heart into their local school.

Copyright 2004-2015 Frank Filipponio

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