This past weekend Costa Mesa residents enjoyed Egg-Citement at Tanager Park in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. Torelli Realty has hosted Egg-Citement for over 15 years and each year we get more and more people. This year we had the largest crowd ever – over 500 children participated in the Easter egg hunt and families had a chance to enjoy the bounce house, petting zoo, pony rides, and coloring contest. The Estancia Booster Club was there helping the Estancia High School Cheer Squad as they cheered and sold concessions to raise money for their team. Plus the Easter Bunny posed for photos with the happy children. It was a fantastic morning!
Every year Torelli Realty brings in attractions for the crowd and all the money raised at the event goes right back to the local schools. This year the Estancia Cheer Team made over $500 for their squad and an extra $200 was raised for the schools through the pony rides and petting zoo.
We’re proud to announce the winners of the contests from the event:
Coloring contest winner: Bridget Schoenberger
Jellybean contest winner: Emily Schneider
We’d also like to congratulate John Braun who also had a very close guess.
*There were 1525 jellybeans!
Thanks to everyone who came to the event and all the contributors. We know that Costa Mesa looks forward to Egg-Citement as part of their Easter celebration and we look forward to bringing it back to the community next year. Next up we have the Mesa Verde Garage Sale on May 15. Later this year we’ll have more events including The Pumpkin Patch and Snow Hill. Feel free to check back for more events and news.
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Spring is here and that calls for some Egg-Citement! Our annual Easter celebration for Costa Mesa will take place on Saturday, April 3 over at Tanager Park. This is the perfect event for the whole family to enjoy. The main activity is the Easter egg hunt that starts at 10am. There’s also going to be train rides, pony rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. We’re also thrilled that the Estancia High School Cheer Squad will be in attendance to add spirit and sell refreshments. And don’t miss a special appearance from the guest of honor – the Easter Bunny!
Former Egg-Citement with the guest of honor - the Easter Bunny!
We love being a part of Costa Mesa and hosting fun events for the community is something Torelli Realty looks forward to presenting year after year. This is also a wonderful opportunity to support our local schools and Boosters. Come on out and join your neighbors in the fun – we hope to see you there!
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Costa Mesa is very fortunate to have many local events – a person should never be bored here, that’s for sure! Crowds were out in full force at the Christmas “Under the Stars” Festival that The Piecemakers Country Store hosted last weekend.
Costa Mesa Piecemakers Festival
The vendors are grateful for all the business and their crafts were sensational. Piecemakers carolers, a band and Swing Shaft provided entertainment, which kept the mood festive.
Carolers performed holiday classics
Even the children had their own area dubbed Elfville. “The look on the kid’s faces as they received the present that they fished for down Santa’s chimney was priceless,” said Joanna and Deborah, owners of the store.
Elfville provided entertainment for children who attended the festival
Add to that some great food (especially the chicken) and it’s clear that fun was had by all who attended.
Since our business is located in the same complex as The Piecemakers Country Store we get to witness firsthand all of their efforts in the community. Don’t worry, Piecemakers isn’t planning on slowing down this holiday season. Costa Mesa residents still have a chance to experience the joy of these events. There’s a list of several more attractions coming up this month on their website.
One that’s worth highlighting is the Horse Drawn Hayride and Christmas Caroling events they are sponsoring on Dec. 18 and Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Participants will have the chance to ride on a horse drawn wagon and go caroling around the Mesa Verde neighborhood. It costs $10 per person and they recommend signing up early because seating is very limited.
Between Piecemakers’ events and our annual Snow Land, Costa Mesa residents are sure to be in the holiday spirit!
Costa Mesa is full of people with big hearts. Take a look at Corey Donaldson with $40K in 40 Days.
Donaldson is helping to raise money for the the Costa Mesa-based Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. Due to lack of funding, the organization is facing some tough times providing for its holiday programs. The goal of $40K in 40 Days is to make enough money for:
-400 backpacks for the homeless
-800 backpacks filled with holiday gifts for kids
-The holiday dinner that serves about 1,200 people in need
-Other programs that Someone Cares Soup Kitchen runs throughout the year
Banner for Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
There will be a $40K in 40 Days Happy Hour Fundraiser at Woody’s in Newport Beach on Wed., December 9. Attendees can participate in a silent auction. A $20 entrance donation is kindly suggested.
Donations received by December 10 will be matched up to $10,000 by an anonymous donor. However, donations will be accepted until Dec. 20, which is the last of the 40 days. This is not an impossible feat by any means; last year Donaldson raised $30K in 30 days for the soup kitchen. According to Donaldson’s blog, the fundraiser was up to $19,200 as of December 4 and donations were rolling in… So keep them coming! Donations can be made through paypal or check on Donaldson’s website.
Donaldson’s goal was featured in The Daily Pilot, which serves Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Someone Cares Soup Kitchen doesn’t only help people in need from Costa Mesa; those from Newport Beach, Irvine, and Laguna Beach also benefit from their services. The soup kitchen also provides tutoring for at-risk kids.
The current state of the economy has led more people than ever to the doors of Someone Cares and Donaldson is determined to make sure that the funding is there to meet those needs. Costa Mesa truly prospers as a community from such kind hearts.
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