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ANAHEIM, CA - (October 7, 2013) - The newest and fourth community garden in Anaheim, named the Wig Wag Community Garden, is in full bloom and will celebrate with a grand opening on Saturday morning, Oct. 12, from 9-11 a.m. to honor the volunteers and sponsors who built the garden. The Wig Wag Garden is located in central Anaheim, at 428 S. Melrose St., Anaheim, CA 92805. The entire Anaheim community is welcome to attend.

The name Wig Wag was selected by the community to pay tribute to Anaheim’s history. A Wig Wag is a railroad crossing signal and Anaheim is home to Orange County’s oldest Wig Wag located at Santa Ana and Lemon Streets, walking distance from the garden.

The Community Garden Project was first introduced by Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman, who in 2012 shared her interest in gardening and recommended it as a positive community building activity. In 2012, three community gardens opened in the east, west and south areas of the City. The Wig Wag Garden also brings together neighbors to share their love of gardening and provides an opportunity for friendships to be formed.

The Wig Wag community garden is proudly supported by Brookfield Residential, Kaiser Permanente, Clean City, Nath Property Solutions, Walmart, and Anaheim Beautiful.

For more information and to get involved in community gardens, please call 714-765-4610 or visit www.anaheim.net/gardens.

Media Contact: Ruth Ruiz 714.765.5060more city news


ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation's premier municipalities and is one of California's most populous and most visited cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 351,000 residents and more than 2,900 City employees. The municipal corporation's annual budget is $1.7 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as: Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc.; L-3 Communications; Pacific Sunwear; and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including: Angels Baseball; Anaheim Ducks; the U.S. Men's National Volleyball Team, and the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women's National Volleyball Team. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with: The Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast; Honda Center; City National Grove of Anaheim; Anaheim GardenWalk; Angel Stadium of Anaheim; and ARTIC (Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center). In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes more than 20 million visitors to the City, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.


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