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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.

 

Cypress Mayor Bailey Welcomes Community to Upcoming Cypress Festival

The 32nd Cypress Community Festival is set for Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Oak Knoll Park in Cypress, CA. Mayor Doug Bailey of Cypress has issued a welcome message inviting the community to attend this signature event for the City of Cypress. In his message for 2012 Mayor Bailey stated:

Welcome to the annual Cypress Community Festival. The Festival has been a highlight event of the year for the past 32 years, drawing thousands to the City of Cypress. The 2012 Festival will be no exception in being an exciting gathering with something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the Mayor of the City of Cypress. Despite challenges facing our State and Nation, our City continues to be a thriving community that is well-managed, fiscally sound, and safe to call home or conduct business. We have beautiful residential neighborhoods, well-kept streets and parks, outstanding recreation programs, and a world class business community that is unparalleled in the region.

What a great opportunity the Community Festival offers for us to gather to celebrate the success and hard work our community members, volunteers, service groups, and sponsors have invested that makes Cypress a great community.

Our Community Festival is one of the largest single day events in Orange County. Residents and business community leaders come out to support this event every year, celebrating the past, present, and future of Cypress. This would not be possible without the partnership of our community stakeholders, business community, event sponsors, Chamber of Commerce, and elected officials.

Organizing an event of this magnitude is a task that requires focus, dedication, and hard work. The Festival would not be possible without the volunteers who give their time; support of the event sponsors; and the coordinated efforts of our service groups, Chamber of Commerce, and City staff to make the Festival a reality.

The Cypress City Council and I would like to express our gratitude to each and every individual who volunteers at the Festival for their hard work and dedication to our City.

The Festival is a fun-filled day kicking off in the morning at 7:30 a.m. is the City’s 5K/10K run and 5K non-competitive walk. The run course makes its way through beautiful Cypress neighborhoods, finishing in front of our picturesque Civic Center. The run features electronic timing, $3,500 prize money for the 10K run, and age division awards for all races. The Kiwanis Club will be serving a delicious pancake breakfast from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Challenger Baseball Game will take place at 9:00 a.m., and the Cypress Youth Baseball vs. Cypress Girls Softball Game will take place at 11:00 a.m.

The Community Festival features family-friendly entertainment, with many rides and games for the kids to enjoy. Parents can shop at vendor booths and enjoy the annual classic car show, chili cook-off contest and salsa contest. There will be many food vendors serving various dining options to suit every taste. Local non-profit organizations will also participate to share information about their services available to the community. Music and dance is also a big part of this celebration. Live entertainment will take place throughout the day on three stages, featuring Peter Brandon, Brewer Boys, Chris Anderson Band, and DJ Ginny Harman from Go County 105 FM.

On behalf of my City Council colleagues, I would again like to extend our sincere gratitude to the volunteers, community organizations, businesses, the Festival Board, and the following Festival sponsors for making this event possible:

• Platinum Sponsors: Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, Consolidated Disposal Services, The Event News/New Enterprise, Go Country 105, Orange County Breeze, Yamaha Motor Corporation, UnitedHealthcare

• Gold Sponsors: Celebrations Party Rental, Southland Credit Union, Warland Investment Company

• Bronze Sponsors: Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, Salon 25, Knott’s Berry Farm, West Anaheim Medical Center/La Palma Intercommunity Hospital

• Patron: Bowman Real Estate, Chick-fil-a, Courtyard Marriott, Cypress Church, Cypress School District, George & Lynn Pardon, Savanna School District

• Contributor: Costco, Bob & Jean Koehler, Madera Steaks and Ribs

Sincerely,
Douglas A. Bailey, Mayor
City of Cypress, CA

Photo Caption: Cypress Mayor Doug Bailey invites the public to attend the 32nd Annual Cypress Community festival to be held at Oak Knoll Park on Saturday, July 28. Festival information is available at: http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Editor Note: Because sponsor listings and categories may change often please visit the Sponsor page at the Festival website for the most up-to-date information: http://www.cypressfestival.com/

Community-Minded Southland Credit Union Sponsors Cypress Festival

Southland Credit Union strengthened its sterling reputation for community support by stepping out as a sponsor for the Cypress Community Festival at the gold level.

The company’s support of the local community can be seen not only in its gold sponsorship of the Cypress Festival but also in its holiday display of a monumental American flag on the boulevard-side of its landmark glass-walled headquarters building at 10701 Los Alamitos Blvd., opposite Ganahl Lumber in Los Alamitos. Southland recently completed a make-over of its ground floor branch office that included installation of a photo mosaic legacy wall featuring historical photos of local people and sights.

New customers of Southland who sign up at the Festival will get a turn in the credit union’s money booth, with a chance to grab at swirling dollars until time runs out.

Southland will also make a photo booth available to anyone wishing a whimsical souvenir.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for other businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in supporting the Cypress Festival. More information about becoming a sponsor, and a downloadable sponsorship application, are available on the Cypress Festival website at http://www.cypressfestival.com. Click on “Sponsors” in the main menu, located in the left-hand sidebar.

The deadline for sponsors wishing to receive acknowledgement in printed materials for their support of this year’s Festival has already passed. There is no deadline for sponsors to receive online acknowledgement, which goes on throughout the year.

The Cypress Community Festival will be held at Oak Knoll Park located at 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress on Saturday, July 28th. This huge annual event is free to the public and includes a car show, chili and salsa contest and continuous entertainment on four stages. Festival grounds will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For Festival information email info@cypressfestival.com or phone (714) 886-9749.

Photo Caption: Southland Credit Union will bring their money booth to the Cypress Community Festival on July 28th where new customers will have a chance to grab dollars.

UnitedHealthcare Sparkles as Platinum Sponsor for Cypress Festival

In keeping with its tradition of community involvement, UnitedHealthcare will be a platinum sponsor for the 2012 Cypress Festival.

UnitedHealthcare’s support serves as a shining example to other local businesses, organizations and individuals who are looking for a way to step up and become involved. Sponsorships are available at many levels, from Platinum ($1500) down to Silver ($750) and Patron ($300).

UnitedHealthcare, headquartered at 5701 Katella Ave. in Cypress, is an operating division of UnitedHealth Group, the largest single health carrier in the United States. The company’s commitment to its surrounding community can be seen not only in its platinum sponsorship of the Cypress Festival but also in such other activities as Easter baskets donated by its employees to the Boys and Girls Club of Cypress.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for other businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in supporting the Cypress Festival. More information about becoming a sponsor, and a downloadable sponsorship application, are available on the Cypress Festival website at http://www.cypressfestival.com/. Click on “Sponsors” in the main menu, located in the lefthand sidebar.

Festival Sponsors are promoted throughout the year using social media and the Festival website. The deadline for print media Sponsor listings is May 18th. Interested parties may receive information by phone at (714) 886-9749.

Photo Caption: UnitedHealthcare will sponsor the annual Cypress Community Festival set for Saturday, July 28 at Oak Knoll Park.

Maderas Measures Up as Contributing Sponsor for Cypress Festival

Maderas Steak and Ribs measures up as a contributing sponsor for the Cypress Festival, making gift certificates available for Festival guests to win during either a raffle or silent auction.

Considering the high quality of delicious food — from lunch salads to hearty dinner rib platters — those gift certificates should be highly attractive to anyone attending this year’s Festival.

Maderas owner Arturo Garcia is no stranger to community support. At Christmas time last year, he and his staff came together with the restaurant’s customers to provide free meals to active-duty and reserve military personnel, including patients at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital.

The contribution from Maderas is an example for other local businesses, organizations and individuals who are looking to step up and become involved with the Cypress Festival. Sponsorships are available at many levels, from Diamond ($25,000) and Emerald ($10,000) down to Silver ($750), Patron ($300) and Contributing ($150).

Maderas Steak and Ribs is located at 3642 Katella Ave. in Los Alamitos, just east of Los Alamitos Blvd. on the southwest corner of Katella and Reagan St.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for other businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in supporting the Cypress Festival. More information about becoming a sponsor, and a downloadable sponsorship application, are available on the Cypress Festival website at www.cypressfestival.com. Click on “Sponsors” in the main menu, located in the lefthand sidebar.

The Cypress Community Festival will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave. in Cypress California. This is an exciting day of family fun with entertainment on four stages, games, rides, car show, shopping, chili cookoff, business expo and many more activities.

The deadline for sponsors wishing to receive acknowledgement in printed materials for their support of this year’s Festival is May 18. There is no deadline for sponsors to receive online acknowledgement, which goes on throughout the year.

Photo Caption: Maderas Steak and Ribs in Los Alamitos is a Contributing Sponsor fot this year’s Cypress Community Festival on July 28th.

West Anaheim Medical Center Leaps at Cypress Festival Sponsor Opportunity

“Sponsors” and “sponsorships” are two important words to the Cypress Community Festival. Each year, the Festival Association invites businesses, business leaders and civic groups to become sponsors of the largest single-day festival in Orange County.

Sponsorships undergird annual preparations for the city-wide Cypress Community Festival. Sponsors get credit for the sure-footing of the Festival by lending their names and financial support. Festival organizers take every opportunity to reach out and recognize festival sponsors.

This year, Bronze Sponsor West Anaheim Medical Center leaped at the opportunity to sponsor the Festival, becoming the first sponsor to sign up. The medical center is registered as the Festival’s official FIRST Sponsor.

Established in 1967, West Anaheim Medical Center is a 219-bed acute-care and general medical/surgical hospital with a complete range of services. The facility is located at 3033 West Orange Ave. in Anaheim.

Thomson Reuters, an internationally-recognized source of business information, listed West Anaheim Medical Center as one of its “Top 100 Hospitals in the Nation” in 2009.

Before that, Data Advantage, LLC, crowned West Anaheim Medical Center one of its “Top 100 Best in Value Hospital™ in the Nation.”

The Cypress Community Festival Association salutes West Anaheim Medical Center as this year’s “FIRST” sponsor and sincerely appreciates their sponsorship commitment.

All levels of sponsors are needed and appreciated.

For details on how you can become a sponsor of the 2012 Cypress Community Festival, or for any questions or concerns, please contact Business Development Chair Karyn Hofmann. You may email: sponsors@cypressfestival.com  or call 714-886-9749.

A copy of the sponsorship application can be downloaded from Festival website located at http://www.cypressfestival.com/ (Click on the “Sponsors” tab).

The 2012 Cypress Community Festival will be held on Saturday, July 28, at Oak Knoll Park. The public is invited and admission is free.

Photo Caption: The Cypress Community Festival Association salutes West Anaheim Medical Center as this year’s “FIRST” sponsor.