Cast members, local officials, civic groups and friends celebrate the Ramona Outdoor Play’s 100th anniversary with the ringing of the bells

Daniel Hernandez at the Ramona Bowl Hacienda about to ring the bell to celebrate the Ramona Outdoor Play’s 100th Anniversary on April 13. Valley News/Cindy Boeing photo
Two bells rung, echoing back from the hills surrounding the Ramona Bowl Hacienda, Thursday, April 13, signaling the 100th anniversary of the Ramona Pageant, California’s official outdoor play. It was a day to remember for the many guests attending the impromptu event only weeks before the Ramona Play begins again.Attending the celebratory bell ringing were members of the present and former Ramona cast, Ramona Amphitheater board members, Rotary Club members, Hemet City representatives, civic organizers and longtime fans.The ringing of the bells celebrates 100 years since the first performance of Ramona back on Friday, April 13 in 1923, according to Linda Krupa, Ramona Bowl Amphitheater board member and Hemet City Council member. Daniel Martinez rang the bell, then attendees gave a
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