The historic Ebell Clubhouse in Santa Ana
will be the site of an Oct. 19 celebration to mark the organization’s 125th anniversary. Members and guests are invited to join the festivities between 2 and 6 p.m. that will take them to rooms throughout the historic building at 625 French Street in Santa Ana.
The festivities will begin in the Courtyard Garden with hors d'oeurves and beverages. Preferred Blend, a roving quartet, will serenade attendees as they make their way to the Peacock Banquet Hall, where a chronology of the Ebell Society’s 125-year history will be displayed.
In addition, there are 10 educational and cultural sections to which members belong. Each section will host an exhibit in the Banquet Hall to highlight their respective areas of interest, including antiques, bridge, genealogy, quilting, home and garden, literature and the arts.
The final event will take place in the state-of-the-art 450-seat theater for a program featuring entertainment by the Santa Ana Kid Singers as well as presentations by local dignitaries.
The society was founded in 1894 to provide social, cultural and educational opportunities for members. The Ebell Society also provides philanthropic support to WISEPlace Women’s Shelter and The Friendly Center of Orange County. The Club also provides their own Color Guard to participate in patriotic observances in the community throughout the year.
Parking for the event is available in the Club’s private lot at 718 Mortimer Street.