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The smell of orange blossoms is strong in the air, the bees are buzzing and the town is busy with final plans for the annual Orange Blossom Festival.
The Festival takes place in April. It originated in 1932.

 

    Events of the 2012 Festival

Mark your calendar for April 14th - April 21st  and come and enjoy the following activities:

Saturday, April 14th

  • Queen's Coronation - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at City Hall

Public Invited - No Charge

 

Sunday, April 15th

  • 9:00 a.m. - Mass @ Sacred Heart Catholic Church - 241 S. Lindero - everyone is welcome to attend

  • 3:00 p.m. - Lindsay United Methodist Church - 120 N. Gale Hill Tea & Reception everyone is welcome - no cost

 

Monday, April 16th

  • Lindsay Gardens - 10:30 a.m. - recreation time & fellowship

  • Lindsay Mural Tour - 1:00 p.m. - Lindsay City Hall - 351 E. Honolulu - open to the public-no cost

 

Tuesday, April 17th

  • The Orange Works - Lunch 11:30 a.m.

  • Roosevelt Elementary School - 2:00 p.m. presentation

 

 

Wednesday, April 18th

  • 8:30 a.m. K-Tip Radio live interview:  tune into 1450 AM

  • 1:00 p.m. City of Lindsay Tour (Court, Honored Person & family only)

  • 7:00 p.m. - Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tea & Reception - everyone welcome - no cost

 

Thursday, April 19th

  • 12:00 noon - Lindsay Kiwanis Lunch (Court, Honored Person & family only)

  • 1:30 p.m. - Washington School Presentation (court & honored person only)

  • 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Bank of the Sierra Lindsay Reception - everyone welcome- no cost

 

Friday, April 20th

  • 2:20 p.m. - Lincoln School Presentation - everyone welcome

  • 5-7 p.m. - Lindsay Cultural Arts Exhibit & Reception - Lindsay Historical Museum at 165 Gale Hill - everyone welcome - no cost

  • 7:30 p.m. - Lindsay Community Theater - "Little Shop of Horrors" - tickets $10 at the door

 

Saturday, April 21st

  • 6-9 a.m. - Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast - Lindsay City Hall - 351 E. Honolulu

Tickets $5 - open to the public

  • 10:00 a.m. - Lindsay's 80th Orange Blossom Festival Parade

  • 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Sweet Brier Plaza....music, entertainment, food and family fun!

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Lindsay Art Association Art Exhibit - Lindsay Historical Museum - 165 Gale Hill

 

Sunday, April 22

  • 10:30 a.m. - Lindsay First Baptist Church Service & Reception 581 E. Honolulu - everyone is welcome to attend

 

OBF T-SHIRTS - $10 each

Purchased at:

 Virginia's Hair Studio

 Country Waffle

 Lindsay Chamber

 Frances Loyd (333-0529)

CARNIVAL TICKETS: Pre-Sale price $ 15.00

Purchase tickets at:

Bob's Frosty King

Virginia's Hair Studio

CARNIVAL DATES:

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday - April 18th, 19th & 20th  5-10 p.m.

Saturday April 21st  5 - 11 p.m.

Sunday April 22nd   5 - 10 p.m.

Tickets can be exchanged for unlimited ride wristbands at the Carnival

On Site cost: $1 - ticket   $20 - 20 tickets   $40 - 60 tickets

 

10K/5K & Kids Run - Saturday April 21st

New Lindsay High School Parking Lot - Pre registration on line

Registration on Run day @ 6:00 a.m.  Race begins @ 7:00 a.m.

$25 adults  Free to students K through 6th grade

 

2nd Annual Orange Juice Squeezing Contest - Saturday April 21st

Sweet Brier Plaza @ 12:30 p.m.

Annual Orange Bake Off

 

 


2012 OBF Queen

Miss Mone Cha

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

2012 Honored Person

Frances Loyd

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

 

2012 OBF Court

L/R - Jessica Hernandez, Valerie Esparza, Lyndsi Ibarra, top- Socorro Ambriz & Artie Serna

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)


 

Photos of Past Orange Blossom Festivals

 

2011 Honored Couple

Rob and Kathryn Williams

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

 

2011 OBF Queen

McKenzi Blue

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

 

2011 OBF Court

Sarah Whitehair, Kelcey Knutson, Lupe Rangel, Bonnie Missalfua

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

2011 OBF Queen and Court

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

2011 OBF Queen and Court

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

2011 OBF Queen, Court, and Honored Couple

(Photo courtesy of Sundance Studios)

 

                                                    The Queen and her court go Country.

Lindsay City Council riding on a float in the parade.

The City of Lindsay High School Band in the parade.

The maiden voyage of the new fire engine.

 

 

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Images and text courtesy of:
Frances Loyd- Bob's Drive-in, Deanna Pettus- Lindsay Library,
Lindsay Chamber of Commerce, Foothill Sun Gazette,
Susan & David Thompson- Sundance Studios
Page design: was created by Judyth Dreiger

 

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