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This year marks the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Orange, which occurred on April 6, 1888. To commemorate this historic event, plans are coming together for the 125th Birthday Celebration for the City of Orange on April 6, 2013.

As the third oldest City in Orange County, as well as being home to the largest historic district in California, 125 years is an important milestone.  And we’re planning on making it an event to remember with an old time block-party style neighborhood bash in the historic Plaza of Old Towne Orange.

The Celebration will start at noon in the Plaza which will be closed to vehicle traffic, kicking it off will be music by local band Superlark playing at the Plaza stage, we will also have food booths, a children’s activity area with a giant slide and train, and a community photo.  Residents are encouraged to wear orange.

At 1 p.m. all eyes will turn to the Plaza as local churches will be asked to ring their bells in honor of our City’s incorporation.  A marching band will make its way towards Plaza Park, culminating with a presentation honoring our City, its long term businesses, service groups, etc, and the ceremonial cutting of the birthday cake.

Music will continue as birthday treats are distributed to the public.

The festivities in the Plaza will continue until 2:30 p.m. 

The Orange Public Library will also be offering activities before and after the Plaza event.

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