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Source: Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project

July 1, 2018 (Ramona) -- The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project will hold a dedication ceremony for its 18th mural, “Ramona Raceway Dragster,” by artist Dave Ybarra at Ron’s Tire & Brake, 2560 Main St., Ramona on Saturday, July 7, at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

In addition to refreshments, attendees will meet the artist and receive an autographed picture of the mural.

“Ramona Raceway Dragster” is Dave Ybarra’s first mural for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project. His previous murals can be viewed in Lakeside, where he lives.

This mural memorializes the Ramona Drag Strip that operated in the 1960s next to the Ramona Airport as the San Diego Raceway for drag racers—drawing thousands of participants and viewers.

As with all Ramona mural projects, viewers will be challenged to discover the “heart” icons in a “Where’s Waldo” exercise.

Donations to help pay for the murals projects can be made on the website at http://ramonamurals.com. Donations of $100 or more will be listed on the website and on a plaque on the building. The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.

The goal of the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project is to create a reason for those passing tourists to STOP to enjoy Ramona’s beauty, charm, character and heritage, and to rest a spell.  In addition to the murals on the walls of buildings, the H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project recently implemented its Utility Box Project, providing smaller “canvasses” for local artists who aren’t muralists to participate.

The acronym H.E.A.R.T. not only indicates Ramona as the geographic center of San Diego County, but reflects the character of the community.  “H” for Historic and Hiking, “E” for Equine, “A” for Arts, Antiques and Agriculture, “R” for scenic rural vistas and drives, and “T” for Tasting of fine wines. For more information about the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project, go to http://ramonamurals.com or contact Elaine Lyttleton at 760-787-1102.