Cypress Mayor Praises Festival at State of the City Luncheon
The City of Cypress held its annual State of the City luncheon on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at the Cypress Community Center. The event featured Mayor Douglas A. Bailey who shared with the community the many accomplishments of the City in 2011.
During his address the Mayor had high praise for the Cypress Community Festival and the many volunteers who produce this annual birthday party for the City of Cypress. Mayor Bailey stated: “Our Community Festival was a successful and a joyous occasion for all, highlighting the high quality of life the residents of Cypress have come to expect and enjoy.”
The 2011 Festival was well-attended with about 30,000 guests and continued the tradition of being the largest single day festival in Orange County. Main stage entertainment last year included Go Country 105 DJ Shawn Parr, Orange County country artist Peter Brandon and the rock/blues band Chris Anderson Group (CAG).
Thousands participated in the Chili & Salsa contests and the annual Cypress Car Show while being entertained by the Roadhouse Band. Families & kids enjoyed the Ronald McDonald magic show, Knott’s Berry Farm’s Snoopy character and the furry creatures from Wild Animal Kingdom.
The Festival is planned and produced by a group of volunteers known as the Cypress Community Festival Association. These hard working citizens partner with our local Cypress Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of Cypress Recreation, the Cypress Kiwanis Club and representatives from the City Recreation Dept.
The 2012 Cypress Community Festival is set for Saturday, July 28th at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress just east of Valley View. The Cypress 5K and 10K Walk/Run is scheduled for the same date. There will be a Kiwanis Pancake breakfast in the morning and continuous entertainment on 4 stages from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
One of the best things about the Festival is that it’s absolutely free to the public. This is only possible because of the generous support of our business sponsors and the hard work of many dedicated volunteers. The Festival includes a Business Expo as well as vendor booths with arts & crafts. Many local non-profit groups also have booths at the Festival with games, food and information. There are food vendors, rides for the kids and lots of fun for all ages.
Businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations are encouraged to inquire about becoming vendors or sponsors. Information about the Cypress Community Festival is available by phone at (714) 886-9749, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter, Facebook and the Festival website located at: http://www.cypressfestival.com