Thousands enjoyed a snowonderful Winter Festival in Rossmoor

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An estimated four thousand festivalgoers enjoyed an evening of holiday enchantment at the Fifth Annual Rossmoor Winter Festival, Friday, December 13, 2019 at Rush Park in Rossmoor. Rossmoor Community Services District President Ron Casey First VP Michael Maynard kicked off the event by thanking all the dedicated staff, sponsors and volunteers for their key contributions. The Orange County Fire Authority provided holiday fire safety tips and helped Santa Claus make his grand entrance aboard an impressive bright red fire truck “sleigh”. David Ochoa Field Representative with Senator Tom Umberg’s office, 34th District participated in the live tree lighting ceremony which lit up the chilly night sky with holiday warmth. Lieutenant Pat Rich with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department gave some safety announcements and encouraged visitors to drop off toy/gift drive donations at the OCSD booth. The entire RCSD Board of Directors was also in attendance.

The Rossmoor Community Services District Board of Directors and staff hosted the event at Rush Park in Rossmoor, CA. Supervised activities included a snow zone attraction, exotic petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, photos with Santa, holiday arts and crafts, a fire truck and more. Families eagerly lined up for the popular holiday lights trolley ride. An array of quality vendors participated with unique gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

The awesome entertainment lineup did not disappoint. There were delightful school choir performances from Hopkinson Elementary and McAuliffe and Oak and Lee Middle School Choirs. Popular dance troupes wowed the crowd with energy and enthusiasm. Gourmet food trucks, which included Cousins Maine Lobster, Belly Bombz, Vivace Pizza, Dogzilla, The Donuttery and Java on the Go were flooded with hungry families seeking cold weather comfort food and beverages.

The Rossmoor Community Services District would once again like to thank their generous sponsors: Title Sponsor: AYSO 159, Gold Sponsor: Rossmoor Homeowners Association; Silver Sponsors Jones & Mayer, Glowaki Chiropractic, Memorial Care, Brightview; Community Sponsors: Sir Speedy, Braithwaite Chiropractic, Ganahl Lumber, Betts Realty Group, The Youth Center, AT&T; In Kind Sponsors: Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange County Fire Authority, CR&R Waste and Recycling Services and Care Ambulance. We’d like to hear your feedback too! Let us know what you liked about this year’s Rossmoor Winter Festival. Please visit www.rossmoorwinterfestival.com or contact Chris Argueta at 562-430-3707 x107.

The Rossmoor Community Services District Board and staff would like to wish you all a wonderful holiday season. Join us on Tuesday, January 14th for our first regular board meeting of 2020 to see the Election of Officers.

This article was released by the Rossmoor Community Services District.

Editor’s Note: Corrected the release per the submitter’s request.