Citrus Celebration in Anaheim

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Anaheim is the most populous city in Orange County and known worldwide as the home of Disneyland, but did you know that the county named after citrus was first chosen as a home for grapes? The oranges were a stopgap measure after the wine harvest failed to come in one year. Millions of oranges, lemons and walnuts came out of the heart of the OC for generations and they will be celebrated at a special event this weekend. Citrus Celebration is a free event at Founders’ Park. Celebrate the fruit amidst historic mansions and under an ancient Moreton Bay Fig tree. There will be history talks, exhibits and ice cream floats from Ruby’s Diner made with orange soda. The event is free and open to all ages. One of the hosts of the event is Anaheim Historical Society vice president Kevin Kidney, an artist who creates amazing things for Disneyland. He’ll be there with Disney’s long forgotten 1950s character “Andy Anaheim.” That’s reason enough to brave the 5 freeway. I’ll see you there!