Taking Back the Town
The “official” unofficial end of summer.
The Exchange Club’s end of summer annual Labor Day pancake breakfast on Monday, Sept. 5, officially caps the local summer season, even though historically more summer like weather generally lies ahead.
Many celebrate the return of a less congested town at the 7 to 10:30 a.m. outdoor breakfast at Heisler Park’s Picnic Beach bowl at the base of Myrtle Street.
Off-duty police and firefighters will serve up beverages and flip flapjacks, respectively.
The $5 tab coffee goes to county child abuse prevention programs and local youth organizations, said organizer Sande St. John.
The breakfast, organized by the Exchange Club on Memorial and Labor Day for 20 years, is sponsored by the White House, Las Brisas and Orange Inn restaurants.
Universalists Celebrate the Holiday
At the 10:30 a.m. service, resident historian Glenna Matthews will present the history of the nation’s labor movement with pictures, words, and music.
At 12, a sandwich lunch will be held with the Orange County Employees Association general manager Nick Berardino, and Jennifer Muir, the union spokeswoman. They will answer questions about the attacks on public employees and about the situation in Costa Mesa in particular.
The Fellowship is located at 429 Cypress. Lunch is $5 and benefits the homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon.