Brea postpones weekend’s centennial parade, cruise since of rain

February 16, 2017 - Picnic Time

Sometimes, those clouds will rain on a parade.

With a surge expected this weekend, Brea is postponing a march and village cruise creatively designed for Saturday to applaud a city’s 100th birthday.

“We’ve been operative on this so long, that it’s disappointing, though it’s a right call,” pronounced Cindie Ryan, a city’s spokeswoman.

“The dates won’t be dynamic til substantially mid-March,” she said. “We are revelation people to check a website, for updates.”

While a date for a march and cruise has nonetheless to be set, skeleton are still on for other programs on Saturday: a gallery opening featuring a collection of singular wordless film posters and newly announced shows featuring acrobatic performers from Brea’s Korean sister city, Anseong.

Brea – a city whose really name belies a abounding oil history – was incorporated as Orange County’s sixth city on Feb. 23, 1917.

A centennial steering cabinet has designed programs via a year, including a jubilee on Oct. 21 to applaud a story of a city that initial grew to offer oil margin workers and their families and is now home to some-more than 40,000 residents.

When it does happen, a giveaway village cruise will embody a classical automobile exhibit, live party and a re-creation of a famed ball match-up featuring Babe Ruth and pitching idol Walter Johnson that took place in Brea in 1924. Meanwhile, a time plug that was hermetic close during a city’s 75th Jubilee Celebration will be non-stop Thursday during a special City Council assembly and celebration.

“This is for a community,” Ryan said, “and we wish a village to suffer it’s 100th celebration.”

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