Dreams come true for four St. Irenaeus parishioners

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The weather was perfect for the three days of California Dreamin’ at the St. Irenaeus Church Fiesta in Cypress on June 23, 24 and 25.

Parishioners and community members came with their families and friends to enjoy many different rides, games, a variety of ethnic foods and live entertainment on the church grounds throughout the three days.

The weather was perfect for the three days of California Dreamin’ at the St. Irenaeus Church Fiesta in Cypress on June 23, 24 and 25.

Parishioners and community members came with their families and friends to enjoy many different rides, games, a variety of ethnic foods and live entertainment on the church grounds throughout the three days.

Dreams came true, especially for four St. Irenaeus parishioners who won the big cash raffle prizes on the last day of the fiesta. This is the first time that all four winners are long-time women parishioners of St. Irenaeus and all are residents of the city of Cypress.

Congratulations were extended to the St. Irenaeus Fiesta’s big winners listed as follows:
-$10,000 grand-prize winner: Catherine Woodington, parishioner since 1977
-$3,000 first-place winner: Sylvia Martinez, parishioner since 1969
-$1,500 second-place winner: Kay Cane, parishioner since 1976
-$500 third-place winner: Virginia Kelley, parishioner since 1969

Ribbons were presented to the booth captains who decorated their booths with the California Dreamin’ theme. The winner of the grand prize for booth decoration was the Margarita Booth captained by Janet and Mario Bica. Other Booth Decoration winners included: first place, the Big Valley booth, captained by John Elias; second place, the Ministries Booth, captained by Rebecca Soto; and third place, the Ticket Booth No. 1, captained by Christine Siron.

The final tally of how much was raised by the fiesta has not been determined yet, but whatever funds are available will be used to support the church’s many ministries, expenses and charitable activities.

St. Irenaeus Church and the 2012 Fiesta Committee wanted to thank the many individuals, families and businesses who sponsored the game and food booths.

Thanks are also extended to all those who donated items such as books, plants, desserts and silent auction items. Finally, thanks to all who came to support the fiesta by buying raffle tickets, working in the food and game booths, trying the different rides, providing entertainment, and enjoying lunch dinner or snacks at the Fiesta.

Fiesta Co-Chairmen Christine and George Welsch would especially like to thank the 14 members of their immediate family who worked at the fiesta throughout the three days and helped wherever they were needed. hanks to the many years that the Welsch family has volunteered to head the St. Irenaeus Fiesta Committee.

Dreams come true for four St. Irenaeus parishioners