Dear Orange County Breeze Editor:
Many people assume that sister cities work together to support each other whenever possible. As a Cypress resident, I think of La Palma, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, and Seal Beach as my city’s sister cities. It appears I might be wrong when it comes to Los Alamitos and Seal Beach.
Six months ago, it was announced that the annual Cypress Community Festival would be held on Friday evening, October 8 (with ticketed events) and then the free festival featuring a classic car show, three stages of entertainment, specialty booths including craft, business and nonprofit, food hall, and special events would be held on Saturday, October 9.
Let me repeat: the 40th Cypress Community Festival to be held on October 9 was announced six months ago in April of this year.
Then in July Los Alamitos announced it would hold its Taste of Los Alamitos on the same evening that the Cypress Community Festival was still taking place. (This year’s festival starts in the early afternoon and runs through the evening.)
Then just two weeks ago, Seal Beach announced it would be holding its classic car show on the same day.
Why have three big events for these three small cities on the same day? Was October 9 the ONLY Saturday that Seal Beach and Los Alamitos could select?
The great news is that the Cypress event INCLUDES a classic car show! Folks can attend the Cypress Community Festival and see the classic car show along with all the other attractions, entertainment, food, and booths.
More good news is that there will be also delicious foods at the Cypress Festival so perhaps it should be called A Taste of Cypress.
EVERYTHING from classic car show to deliciously unique foods in one convenient location at the Cypress Community Festival!
I am writing this letter solely as a Cypress resident who frequently visits Seal Beach and Los Alamitos (shopping and dining) and is disappointed that our neighboring cities weren’t more considerate when selecting the date for their respective events. My only connection to the Cypress Community Festival is that my Republican club – West Orange County Republican Women Federated – will once again have a booth at the Cypress Community Festival!
Cypress Resident Since 1978