WHAT A GREAT DAY!
I don't know what Sunday was like as Costa Mesa's 60th Anniversary Party wrapped up, but I don't think there's any way to top Saturday! Wow and double Wow!!
GREAT FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT
My wife and I arrived in the early afternoon and wandered around, chatting and eating, chatting and eating... well, you get the idea. The food was terrific - something for everyone - and the crowds were very significant and growing as we departed at sundown. That was before the REAL
party began, as it turns out. We didn't stay for what we're told is among the rarest of rare concert events - the guts of the Foo Fighters (whoever they are) together. You can read all about it in the Daily Pilot coverage HERE
, and HERE
. And the exclamation point on our day was the fireworks that we could hear all the way over on the Eastside of town - the whole house rattled and shook! I love it!
MEMORIES OF THE DAY
Here are some images from the day Saturday. Enjoy.
CMPD/CMFD color guard at the salute to veterans
A "fan" of crime prevention visits the booth
Emergency responders answering questions
Look for more of these around town!
One view of the crowds
Volunteers hawking their wares
Actor and local artist Pepe Serna was one of many demonstrating their skills
Crowds taking a break in the shade
CMTV team capturing the magic
CEO Tom Hatch kicks things off at 6:00 p.m.
Hands the ball off to Mayor Jim Righeimer...
Who laterals it to Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger...
Who then flips it to Councilwoman Sandy Genis...
And the senior member of the council, Wendy Leece, scores!
And the crowd roared!
And some snored...
While others had to explain the game to their spouses
And other special volunteers enjoyed the moment
60th Anniversary Committee Chairman Mike Scheafer doing stand-up
And former Mayor Peter Buffa getting cheers without telling a single joke!
Current and former council members hear the cheers
And volunteers sang Happy Birthday To Us
As Righeimer sliced into that beautiful, huge cake
Prepared by the Orange Coast College Culinary Kids
Later Brad Long interviewed Scheafer as Dane Bora recorded the event
And crowds continued to pass through Security
As we made our way through the crowded parking lot as the sun set
FUN, FUN, FUN
Did I mention it was a GREAT DAY
? Kudos to all the hardworking city staff and community volunteers for a job well-done.
Labels: 60th Anniversary, Jim Righeimer, Mike Scheafer, Sandy Genis, Steve Mensinger, Tom Hatch, Wendy Leece