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Our seventeenth annual guided historical walking tour of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Santa Ana Cemetery featured costumed actors portraying residents of the Santa Ana and Orange County area who created and played a major role in the firefighting history of early Orange County.

 

Directed by Alexandra Theodora Spurlock

Produced in partnership with the
Orange County School of Arts (OCSA) Thespian Honor Society
and sponsored through the generosity of Fairhaven Memorial Park.

 

Acknowledgements


We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this year’s tour a success. The Society’s purpose is to provide a quality living history program to the community that will both educate and entertain at the same time.


Countless hours of volunteer effort go into these tours, and we would particularly like to thank the Orange County School of the Arts for again partnering with us in this tour. A team of student directors from the Thespian Honor Society, including Alexandra Spurlock, Griffin Runnels, Annie Saunders, and Director Emeritus, Blythe Schulte, spent hours in helping us make this year’s tour a success.


We can’t thank Fairhaven Memorial Park enough for their continued support in helping us use their wonderful grounds to put on this event. This is their 17th year of assistance and we look forward to many more. We’d also like to thank the Santa Ana Cemetery for letting us share their rich history with our visitors.

 

We are also very grateful to all of the event sponsors, donors, and advertisers whose donations have allowed us to grow this event every year.


And thanks to all of our exhibitors who took the time to share with us today.


So many have contributed to making this event possible, and they are recognized on the next page. I apologize in advance to anyone that I missed. We would also like to thank those understanding spouses and families who have supported us in the months of planning and activity prior to this event.


Again: Our sincerest thanks to everyone who was a part of this event.


---Roberta Reed

Displays & Vendors

  • Aurora Hernandez (Yours to Treasure Gift Store)

  • Michael Barry, author, "Orange County's Dead and Famous"

  • Dave & Barbara Hubert

  • Santa Ana Fire Museum

  • Lynn Warner & Colleen Kelley (Through the Looking Glass Costumes)

  • Kathleen Shrock (Vintage Purses)

  • Edgar Medina (Tontito's Tamales)

  • OShop (supporting the OCSA Thespian Society)


Special Thanks

  • Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary for their continued support.

  • Cynthia Adair of Fairhaven Memorial Park and Mortuary, for set-up coordination.

  • The Orange County Cemetery District and General Manager Tim Deutsch for allowing the use of Santa Ana Cemetery for the tour, and to Julio Amarillas and Tony Gallegos for their expert on-site assistance.

  • Jason Kordas for generously donating lunch for the cast and crew.

  • Dr. David Chapel for financial support.

  • Carl Overmeyer for his graphic talents and generous design assistance.

  • Brad Gaston, for the loan of his beautiful vintage 1949 Kaiser (and chauffer duties!) featured in “Harpo’s Tale of Two Weddings.”

  • Chief James Henery for the loan and transport of his 1932 Ford fire engine for the “Hail to the Chiefs” scene and an authentic 1800’s fire gong for the “George Peters, It Tolls for Thee” scene.

  • Dave and Barbara Hubert and Dottie the Dalmatian for their participation and display of the 1902 Steam Fire Engine.

  • Lou Fernandez and Paul Gomez, our “vintage firemen” from the Santa Ana Fire Museum.

  • And a huge thanks to the OCSA Moms for helping provide food for lunch!

 

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