June 2014 Annual Dinner – Program: Orange County’s 125th Birthday Party – Speakers: Phil Brigandi and Chris Jepsen

OCHS invites you to join us at Orange County’s birthday party

Put another candle on the birthday cake; Orange County turns 125 years old this summer! Our fair county was born in 1889 when the southern part of Los Angeles County broke away to become Orange County.

Accordingly, OCHS’ 2014 annual dinner will be an old-fashioned birthday party, to be held on Friday, June 13 at the historic Santa Ana Ebell Clubhouse—listed in the National Register of Historic Places—on 625 N. French Street in Santa Ana. Our speakers, historians Phil Brigandi and Chris Jepsen, will present a look back at our county’s struggle for independence and more than twelve decades of growth.

The festivities will commence at 6:00 p.m. with a social/no host bar. Dinner buffet includes baron of beef, poached salmon, chicken piccata, butter parsley new potatoes, glazed carrots, baby green beans, bread and rolls, dessert, a vegetarian entrée. And of course there will be BIRTHDAY CAKE and party favors for everyone!

Attendees will enjoy a silent auction featuring items like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm tickets, and much more; the “O.C. History Trivia Game,” and great old-time music from the collection of Josh McIntosh.

This event is open to OCHS members and non-members alike, so bring your friends.

Be sure to RSVP by June 3 to Lynne Yauger. Confirmation will be made by email.

Cost: $40 OCHS members; $45 non-members.