Friday, June 1, 2012

The Festive Month of May!

Anaheim goes to Olvera Street!

We have fun planning all our activities and special events, and this past month offered many great opportunities to “become historical” with friends and neighbors. 

National Train Day was May 12, and we took a rail excursion to the Los Angeles Union Station (1939). We saw an amazing working steam engine from the early 1900s, followed by lunch at famous Philippe's (1908) and an afternoon at Olvera Street to see the oldest house in Los Angeles, the Avila Adobe (1818). (Did you know that one of Anaheim’s founding fathers, Theodore Rimpau, married Francisca Avila, whose family built the Adobe on Olvera Street?)

Fresh-squeezed lemonade courtesy of the AHS!
On May 12 , we joined in the Anaheim Arts Council’s Children’s Festival with free lemonade (over 25 ice-cold gallons of it squeezed by our tenacious board members!) Our lemonade stand also exhibited early Anaheim photographs and an Andy Anaheim photo location painted by artists Jody Daily and Stacia Martin. Even Mayor Tom Tait dropped over to have his picture snapped as “Andy.”

"Hi Neighbor!"
Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait pops by our booth!
More events coming up this summer and fall.  We hope to see you at the next one!

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