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Cypress Festival needs Volunteers and Sponsors for 2014

Volunteers and Sponsors Needed for Cypress Festival:

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The date for the 34th annual Cypress Community Festival has been set for Saturday, July 26, 2014. The public is invited to attend this annual “birthday party” for the City of Cypress. This huge event has become a tradition in the community as families, friends, and neighbors commemorate the date of incorporation of Cypress by enjoying the Festival.

The Festival is produced by a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Cypress Community Festival Association. This group of about 20 community residents meets on the third Wednesday of each month from January through September to plan and produce the celebration. Volunteer Coordinator Stacy Berry says: “Many volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year and local residents are encouraged to pitch in and assist with the tasks of obtaining Sponsors, promoting the Festival and organizing this exciting annual event.” Residents wishing to volunteer may email: info@cypressfestival.com.

The Cypress Community Festival is held at Oak Knoll park located at 5700 Orange Avenue. Festival day begins at 7 a.m. with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. Then there is the annual 5K/10K run/walk which starts at 7:30 a.m. The Festival grounds are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft vendors from all over the southland bring their wares to sell and display. Crafters, artisans, non-profit groups and individuals desiring booth space may email Booth Chair Wanda Slade at: vendors@cypressfestival.com.

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce produces the Festival Business Expo. Local many companies, large and small, set up booths at the Expo to share information with community residents about their products and services. Contact Ed Munson at the Cypress Chamber for details by email at: ed.munson@cypresschamber.org or you may call the Chamber office at: (714) 827-2430

The event is the largest one-day Festival in Orange County and draws about 30,000 visitors each year. Families will discover activities for all ages. There are food vendors, rides for the kids, game booths and clowns.

The annual classic car show draws a large crowd. Every year there are many participants in the hot and spicy chili cook-off and the salsa contest.

“We are looking forward to an exciting Festival again this year,” said Carol Fafara, the Festival Entertainment Chair. There will be shows throughout the day on four stages. Go Country 105 FM and their street team will be on hand and there will be many bands, artists, dancers and special shows for kids.

Past Festivals have included appearances by Snoopy from Knott’s Berry Farm, a magic show by Ronald McDonald, face-painting clowns, and a police dog demonstration by the Cypress Police Canine Unit. Local non-profit organizations have information booths to let the community know about their activities and Festival visitors are invited to cheer for their favorite youth softball teams.

The Festival is free to the public and is dependent on sponsorship support from local corporations, businesses and individuals. In 2013 Sponsors included the law offices of Aleshire & Wynder, Republic Services, Orange County Breeze, Go Country 105 FM, Orange County Neighborhood Newspapers, UnitedHealthcare, Celebrations Party Rentals; Hansen Auto Body and Paint, Southland Credit Union and more. “We’re counting on you, our loyal business owners, to help sponsor this year’s event by “Tipping the Cow” with your generous donations”, said Development Chairs Maria and Wayne Daniels. “Please contact us by email at: sponsors@cypressfestival.com

Information about the Cypress Community Festival, Business Expo, Car Show, and the Chili and Salsa contest is available on the internet at http://www.cypressfestival.com/. The community is encouraged to follow the Festival on Facebook and Twitter. Information is also available by email at: info@cypressfestival.com or by phone at (714) 886-9749.

Photo Caption #1: (top): Face-Painting clowns Dizzy Darla and Silly Susan are favorites with the kids at the annual Cypress Community Festival set for Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress, CA. Volunteers and sponsors are needed to help produce this huge annual “birthday party” for the City of Cypress.

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Photo Caption #2: Country Radio Personality Ginny Harman and the Go Country 105 Street Team are scheduled to entertain the community on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Cypress Community Festival. Sponsors and volunteers are needed to assist with this great annual celebration held at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress, CA.

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Photo Caption #3: Cypress Community Festival Sponsor Jean Koehler and Festival Association Vice-Chair Wanda Slade invite community members and businesses to join them as volunteers and sponsors to help produce the 34th Annual Festival set for Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress, CA.

 

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Family-Friendly Cypress Festival Features Kid’s Fun Zone

The Kid’s Fun Zone, a favorite of families with kids twelve and under, will be bigger and better than ever before at this year’s Cypress Community Festival, to be held on June 28 along with the Cypress 5k/10k Run/Walk.

Colorful inflatables and kid-safe small rides can be seen by children (and their parents) from all over the Festival Grounds. Fun and laughter infect kids of all ages!

Three new activities this year will attract older kids: a four-person bungee trampoline, a laser-tag arena and a wrecking ball war!

Tickets and wrist bands are available at the entry to the Fun Zone.

This year, the Cypress Festival will again be held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. The Festival grounds will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Cypress Kiwanis will serve a pancake breakfast on the patio of the Community Center beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, including an updated schedule of live stage entertainment, visit http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Photo Caption #1 (Top): The Kid Fun Zone at the Cypress Community Festival will feature a mechanical bull.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Caption: “Go climb a rock…” at Oak Knoll Park on Saturday, July 28 from 9am to 5pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Caption: The Kid’s Fun Zone, a favorite of families with kids twelve and under, will be bigger and better than ever before at this year’s Cypress Community Festival.

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Face-painting clowns and roaming stilt-walker to multiply the fun at Cypress Festival

Watch for Festival favorites Dizzy Darla and Silly Susan while you’re walking the Festival Grounds on Saturday, July 28.

Dizzy and Silly will return triumphantly to paint faces and twist balloons and generally prompt laughter and glee. Dizzy Darla has been at each and every Cypress Community Festival for eight straight years!

Along with the two clowns — and standing far above surrounding crowds! — will come Patrick, a stilt walker sure to amaze and confound while defying gravity and calling out oohs and aahs from those nearby.

This year, the Cypress Festival will again be held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. The Festival grounds will open at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Cypress Kiwanis will serve a pancake breakfast on the patio of the Community Center beginning at 7 a.m. For more information, including an updated schedule of live stage entertainment, visit: http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Photo Caption: Dizzy Darla and Silly Susan will return triumphantly to paint faces, twist balloons and generally prompt laughter and glee at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday, July 28.

Festival Honors Sponsors at Mixer on July 26

The Cypress Chamber of Commerce, in association with Cypress College, will host the annual Cypress Community Festival Mixer at the college from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. The mixer, presented by VANS, serves as a prelude to the annual Cypress Community Festival which will be held this year on July 28th at Oak Knoll Park.

What started out as a very small community festival 32 years ago to celebrate the city’s incorporation has turned into Orange County’s largest one-day event. As many as 30,000 area residents attend the admission free event.

Festival attendees are treated to a Kiwanis Club-sponsored pancake breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. The 5K and 10K Walk/Run begins at 7:30 a.m. There are exhibit booths, arts and crafts, food and games, a classic car show, an award-winning chili cook-off and salsa contest and spectacular entertainment on four stages throughout the day.

Cypress Community Festival sponsors will be honored at the Mixer.

The official Cypress Community Festival Sponsors for 2012 are:

Platinum Sponsors: Aleshire & Wynder, LLP; Consolidated Disposal Service; Event News; Go Country 105 FM; News-Enterprise; Orange County Breeze; UnitedHealthcare; Yamaha Motor Corp USA.

Gold Sponsors: Celebrations Party Rentals; Southland Credit Union; Warland Investments Company.

Silver Sponsor: Forest Lawn Memorial-Parks

Bronze Sponsors: Knott’s Berry Farm; West Anaheim Medical Center / La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

Patron Sponsors: Bikeland of Cypress; Bowman Real Estate; Chick-Fil-A; Courtyard by Marriott; Cypress Church; The Family Plumber; George & Lynn Pardon; Salon 25; Southern California Edison

Contributing Sponsors: Bob & Jean Koehler; Costco; Cypress School District; Maderas Steak & Ribs; Savanna School District

For information about becoming a Sponsor please email: sponsors@cypressfestival.com or call (714) 886-9749

Additional Festival information, applications, forms and history are available at http://www.cypressfestival.com. There is a $5 charge for the mixer.

Tremor to Send Classic Rock Quake through Cypress

Tremor is a fitting name for a young band just starting to make waves.
In the age of electronic music, it’s not every day you’ll find a group of young teenagers shirking the music of their peers and hearkening back to the roots of rock and roll. Even though the classic rock they love hit record players in the 70s and 80s, Tremor is a high school rock outfit that prefers to play songs from that era. Why Creedence and not Creed? Why Beatles over Bieber? Real musicians want to play real music, and these budding rockers take their craft seriously. Since they’re striving for excellence in instrumentation, who better to learn from than the greats?

Completely driven and motivated to eventually be professional musicians, this young band is on their way. Touring many summer festivals this year, from the Del Mar Fair to the OC Fair, Tremor is a band with a plan – a plan to master each level of musicianship with skill and precision. This five-piece plays classic rock cover songs to enthusiastic crowds, tightening their stage presence and evolving their sound, and they’re in the process of working on original material.

And it’s not their parents directing their choice of music! For being barely 15, these teens are bringing back rock and roll all on their own. Catch them at the Cypress Community Festival July 28th at 12:30 p.m. on the Outpost Stage. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tremorofficialband.

The Cypress Community Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park at 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. The Cypress Kiwanis will be on site serving a hot pancake breakfast beginning at 7 a.m. on the Community Center patio. The Festival grounds open at 9 a.m. following a flag ceremony, the singing of the National Anthem and brief remarks from Cypress City officials. There will be continuous entertainment until 5 p.m. on four stages. Information is available at http://www.cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption: Tremor is a fitting name for a young band just starting to make waves and they will send a classic rock quake through Cypress on July 28th at Oak Knoll Park.

Nicole Werner to Open Cypress Festival with National Anthem

Local voice teacher Nicole Werner has been selected to sing the National Anthem at the Cypress Community Festival. Described as a “diminutive charmer with powerful pipes,” Nicole Werner has proven herself the consummate triple threat in musical theatre productions and concerts throughout the country.

Nicole is the lead vocalist with the Cypress Church Worship Team. She grew up in northwest Orange County where she attended Los Alamitos High School and the Orange County High School of the Arts. She studied performing arts at UC San Diego and received an MFA in Musical Theater from San Diego State University. This is the only graduate program of its kind in the nation equipping artists to both perform and teach at the university level.

 

Her performance credits span the spectrum of musical and theatrical talents. She “dazzled” in 42nd Street as Peggy Sawyer, starred as the title role in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at South Bay Civic Light Opera and played Olive in San Diego’s regional premiere of Putnam County Spelling Bee. She has served as a guest artist with the San Diego Chamber Orchestra since 2006 and has sung throughout Los Angeles with jazz groups Odyssey Tango Trio and Blue Coral.

Most recently, she traveled to the East Coast to sing with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra.  She also has had the great honor of recording a new musical demo with the legendary Golden Age composer Hugh Martin.  She works as a choreographer and director for university, public school, and professional productions and teaches voice and musical theatre at Orange County Song and Dance and in her private studio. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and The National Association of Teachers of Singing. More information about Nicole is available online at: http://www.nicolewerner.net/

The opening ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. on Festival Day will include the Flag Salute with a color guard from the Boy Scouts of America. The public is invited to attend this free event at Oak Knoll Park on Saturday July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Festival information is available online at: http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Photo Caption #1: Voice teacher Nicole Werner, who sings regularly at Cypress Church, has been selected to lead the National Anthem at the opening ceremonies for Cypress Community Festival on July 28th.

Photo Caption #2: Nicole Werner’s performance credits span the spectrum of musical and theatrical talents. She “dazzled” in 42nd Street as Peggy Sawyer and starred in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at South Bay Civic Light Opera.

Chris Anderson Group to Light up Cypress Festival Main Stage with Soulful Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Chris Anderson Group, also known as CAG, will rock out on the Main Stage of the Cypress Community Festival at High Noon on Saturday, July 28. This trio thrills audiences with their blues, soul, and rock ’n roll music.

You’ll hear Chris Anderson singing and playing his guitar. Rich Smith also sings and plays the drums, and Mike Casper is their bass guitar player and backup vocalist.

Influenced by Chicago, Memphis and Texas style blues along with rock, soul and reggae, CAG’s live shows excite and electrify audiences.

In February of 2012 CAG was selected as winners of the Anaheim Ducks OC/LA Concert Series. Bands from all over the greater Southern California area participated in this contest which began in October 2011. After the final fans voting tally CAG took home the Grand Prize.

As a direct result of that win, CAG performed at the Second Annual “Rivalry Hold ’em Poker Challenge” in March 2012.

CAG loves to perform and currently play eight to ten shows per month at many Orange County and Southern California venues, such as Taps in Brea, Stubrik’s in Fullerton, and Lucille’s restaurants. Whether they are playing original material or cover tunes, their live shows are always lots of fun!

Photo Caption: The Chris Anderson Group, also known as CAG, will rock out on the Main Stage of the Cypress Community Festival at High Noon on Saturday, July 28.

Photo Caption: CAG’s live shows excite and electrify audiences. Their music style has been influenced by Chicago, Memphis and Texas style blues along with rock, soul and reggae.

Photo Caption: Bass player and vocalist Mike Casper and the Chris Anderson Group will entertain Cypress Festival crowds on Saturday July 28 at Oak Knoll Park.

Dancers bring “A Touch of Polynesia” to Cypress Festival

Rose Cason, director and choreographer of “A Touch of Polynesia,” and her colorfully-costumed dancers bring the exotic dances of central and southern Pacific Ocean indigenous peoples to Oak Knoll Park in Cypress.

The colorful costumes reflect the beautiful colors of nature found in Polynesia.

Polynesia embraces more than a thousand islands separated by hundreds of miles of open ocean but united by culture, including dance styles like the hula from Hawaii and Tahitian dance from French Polynesia. Dancers use their arms and hands as a way of communicating through dance.

Both Polynesian men and women dance as a social activity, but the choreography for males and females often differ strikingly.

Come and enjoy “A Touch of Polynesia” performing dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand on the Cypress Festival main stage at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28.

The Festival is held at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress. For more information, visit the Festival website at www.cypressfestival.com.

Photo Caption: Enjoy exotic dances of the Pacific Islands performed by “A Touch of Polynesia” at the Cypress Community Festival on Saturday July 28.

Photo Caption: “A Touch of Polynesia” will demonstrate dances from Hawaii, Tahiti and New Zealand starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress.

Photo Caption: The colorful costumes of Rose Carson’s “A Touch of Polynesia” dancers reflect the kaleidoscope of beautiful shades of nature found on faraway islands.

Climb Aboard Peter Brandon’s Song-Filled Heartfelt Ride

Country entertainer and songwriter Peter Brandon will perform on the Cypress Community Festival Main Stage at 1:30 p.m. Brandon, a well-established musician and true showman, has so far produced three studio albums and many recordings. Brandon’s live shows are full of energy and surprises — his songs yank the audience along an emotional roller coaster that connects in a very genuine way.

The title track of Brandon’s second album, “Drive Real Fast,” was a career breakout. The single received national radio airplay and was nominated for many awards including an LA Music Award for Song of the Year. It was also featured in many NASCAR Sprint Cup race commercials and in partnerships with fourteen-time Funny Car Champion John Force.

Beyond his many concert appearances, Brandon cherishes chances to reach out to help those in need together with organizations that include Finally Home Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, OC Walk to Remember, GINA for Missing Persons and John Force’s ChiPS for Kids.

“There is nothing like the thrill of performing live and sharing my music with others,” says Brandon. “I have a great group of friends that have a blast making music together. The fun we have on stage really shines through to the audience, because it is sincere and genuine. We love what we do, and I think it shows.”

The Cypress Community Festival will open at 9:00 a.m. On Saturday, July 28, on the grounds of Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. (west of Valley View St.) in Cypress.

For more information, visit the Cypress Community Festival website at http://www.cypressfestival.com or email info@cypressfestival.com. To discover more about Peter Brandon visit: http://www.peterbrandon.net/.

Photo Caption #1: Country entertainer and songwriter Peter Brandon will perform on the Cypress Community Festival Main Stage at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

Photo Caption #2: Peter Brandon’s live shows are full of energy and surprises – his songs yank the audience along an emotional roller coaster that connects in a very genuine way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Caption #3: Country western artist Peter Brandon with fans at the Cypress Community Festival. “There is nothing like the thrill of performing live and sharing my music with others,” says Brandon.

Reserve Your Cypress Festival Booth Space Now!

Get ahead of the pack and reserve your space at the 2012 Cypress Community Festival, to be celebrated this year on Saturday, July 28, at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress. There are available openings for Craft/Artisan, Non-Profit Organization Game, Non-Profit Organization Information, Non-Profit Organization Food, and Independent Specialty Corner booths.

Each outdoors space is 10’x10′. Preferred location booths sold out early last year, and ALL booths were sold out even before the application deadline. Attendance for 2011 was estimated to be in excess of 30,000 people, making this Orange County’s largest one-day festival.

You can download and print an application form in under two minutes by visiting the festival’s website, http://www.cypressfestival.com. Simply click on “Vendor Information” in the Main Menu to the left of the page, and then select “2012 Booth/Vendor Info & Application”.

Booth categories and fees are as follows:

 Craft/Artisan – ONLY hand-crafted or artistically altered by the vendor. NO FOOD. $60.00 for a Cypress resident, $55.00 for a Cypress Resident Senior (60 and over), and $65.00 for a non-resident.
 Game – Non-Profit Organization; $55.00 for a Cypress resident, $65.00 for a non-Cypress-based organization.
 Information – Non-Profit Organization; $30.00
 Food – Non-Profit Organization; $55.00. There is an additional $40.00 charge per outlet, for a total of 20 amps. The vendor must provide at least one 50′ heavy-duty extension cord. Generators are prohibited.
 Independent Specialty Corner – $75.00. A home-based business that does not have a storefront, retail location, kiosk, free-standing machine, vendor cart, etc. nor is affiliated with any commercialized or logoed entity.

Anything other falls under the category of Commercial and would need to contact the Cypress Chamber of Commerce Office regarding the Business Expo at 714-827-2430.

After June 26, only cash or money orders will be accepted. The application deadline is July 14. For further information, call 714-827-2430, or visit the Cypress Festival website.

Caption: The Marshmallow Blaster was a crowd favorite at last year’s Cypress Community Festival.