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GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL FACT SHEET
THE 49TH ANNUAL GARDEN GROVE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL CELEBRATES ACCOMPLISHED KIDS
EVENT DATES: MAY 25-28, 2007
Hours: Friday (1 p.m. to 10 p.m.)
Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Monday (10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
As part of this year’s theme Celebrating Accomplished Kids, twenty outstanding children from Garden Grove and surrounding communities will be honored in the parade.
Admission is free. The second largest city festival in the Western United States, it’s held at the Village Green between Main Street and Euclid Avenue in downtown Garden Grove.
Festival opens Friday evening, May 25th with the ceremonial cutting of the world’s largest strawberry shortcake which is served free to over 2,000 people attending.
The Saturday parade which starts at 10 a.m. with floats, bands and equestrians. The Celebrity Grand Marshals are Mickey Rooney and Jan Rooney and the Theme Grand Marshal is Linda Finnegan, founder and president of Kids With A Cause which provides "hands-on" opportunities for young performers in the Entertainment Industry (film, television, stage & music) to give back to their communities and to donate their time and talents to bring hope and happiness to youth throughout the world.
Other parade stars include:
Luis Armand Garcia (CBS’s George Lopez Show)
Masiela Lusha (CBS’s George Lopez Show)
Dick Van Patten (Eight is Enough; Spaceballs; Robin Hood Men in Tights)
Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie)
Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless.)
Ed Arnold (Anchor KOCE's The Real Orange)
Ashley Benson (NBC’s Days of Our Lives)
Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry McGuire, Like Mike and Stuart Little)
Nicole Tubiola ( ABC family’s Wildfire)
Tameka Jacobs (NBC’s Deal or No Deal- briefcase model #21)
Kristin Herrera (stars as Gloria in Paramount’s “Freedom Writers”)
Sonja Pineda (actual Freedom Writer)
Bryan Simmons (KOST radio host)
Debbe Magnusen (Founder of Project Cuddle)
Sammi Hanratty (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody; The Unit)
Cameron Monaghan (Click; Criminal Minds; Malcolm in the Middle)
New, big carnival rides, contests, food booths, games, autograph signings, and live musical entertainment. Over 100 vendor booths. Lots of delicious strawberry treats.
Contests include the Berry, Berry Beautiful Baby Contest, Redhead Roundup, Strawberry Idol Karaoke, and Tiny Tots King and Queen.
The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival Association is a non-profit organization which has raised more than $4.5 million for local charities since its inception in 1958. For additional information, go to www.strawberryfestival.org.
С. Петербург, Инженерная ул., д. 6, офис 21. Факс: (812) 272-1-444. Тел. (921) 948-55-90, 948-55-92. E-mail: kids@kids-travel ru