The Chamber is involved in two new projects and one is guaranteed to bring visitors to town and the other an addition to Park Fete family fun. We will be participating in the Highway 120 Adventure Co-op, a cooperative joint venture to promote travel and tourism on the 120 Corridor, the Northern Gateway to Yosemite by presenting the best that the entire Highway 120 has to offer as a multi- faceted attraction for the public/visitor. The website of the Adventure will feature maps with key points of interest, travel itineraries and event calendar. The Co-op plans to create a “passport” for special interest groups with stops along the way to encourage multi stop and all day excursions. With the help of the Escalon Historical Society, we are putting together lists of where to shop, where to visit, historical sites, places to eat and events to attend in Escalon’s sphere of influence.
We have been asked by the Park Fete organizers to hold a chalk art contest Saturday afternoon. There will be two levels of contestants with prizes given for 1st and 2nd places. The application will be on line with a deadline for pre entry of July 12th. It will make for a fun way to keep visitors entertained and give our artists a chance to try a new technique. Details are still being formulated so keep an eye on the website for updates. Applications available at 1830 Main.
Lots of business activity is taking place on Main Street. Several new businesses are sharing the same locations – 1754, 1756, and 1830 Main Street - allowing the small businesses/entrepreneurs an opportunity to prosper and get their feet wet before moving to a larger location. The Chamber will also have an informational presence at the 1830 location. Membership applications as well as applications and flyers on Chamber related activities will be available at that location which will encourage travelers to stop in towns on their way to Yosemite. Still in the early stages of planning Escalon along with Manteca, Oakdale, Groveland are creating a joint effort