By Jacob Wilson/Garden Grove Journal
“Our annual Founders’ Day celebration is coming up,” said Westminster councilmember Andy Quach. “Please come out and enjoy the day.”
Westminster was incorporated as a city in 1957. But its history can be traced back to 1870 when settlers formed the Westminster Temperance Colony.
The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. The route runs east on Westminster Boulevard between Hoover and Locust streets.
The grand marshals for this year’s Founders’ Day Parade are the players and coaches from Ocean View Little League, winners of the 2011 Little League World Series. Ocean View is the first Orange County team to win the championship.
The Westminster High School Marching Band and Cheerleading Squad will also be in the parade.
Other participants include the Westminster Elks, Bethany Christian Academy and the Orange County Fire Authority.
After the parade, the city will host a food truck mini-fest in Sigler Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sigler Park is south of Westminster Boulevard between Church and Olive streets.
About half a dozen food trucks will be on hand, including Longboards, which specializes in ice cream and desserts, and The Viking Truck, known for its gourmet corn dogs.
Parts of some roads will be closed before and during the parade until 11 a.m. Westminster Boulevard between Goldenwest and Hoover streets will be closed.
Both Hoover and Locust streets will be closed between Westminster Boulevard and Main Street.
Some streets that border Sigler Park will also be closed, including Church, Chestnut, Plaza and Park streets.