am not sure where the time has gone, but we are heading rapidly to Halloween and I haven’t written for a while. Early October was quite a busy time for our Main Street Park with two events in one weekend. Local yard sale participants were very pleased with the results of setting up in the park to share their wares and the merchants were happy with the buying crowds downtown. The Sunday in the Park had many happy children taking the “guts” out of their pumpkins or decorating with all sorts of stickers and ribbons. This event is rapidly becoming an important part of Escalon’s activities.
Several years ago there was a doom and gloom article on the death of downtown Escalon along with pictures of empty store fronts in the Modesto Bee. Have you been to Main Street lately? There is business in each and every place. We will be holding Ribbon Cuttings for three new merchants in November: November 10 Forecth’s, November 11 EscalonFit and November 17 Wonderland Emporium. Looking forward to helping the other business areas to fill their empty spots as well. November 29th is the second Hospice of San Joaquin Tree of Lights Ceremony.
Our Candidate’s Forum was quite successful as the three candidates were questioned by Miss Escalon as her Court helped with timing andwelcoming attendees. Questions were compiled from community responses and well as from people in the audience. Questions given to candidates Jeff Laugero, Walt Murken and Will Smith included ones on sewer and water rate increases, encouraging new business to Escalon and zoning issues and relationships to business. Thanks to all who turned out and now Don’t Forget to Vote on November 8th.
The Board is pleased to see how the community is getting more involved with Chamber sponsored events. It is time to nominate new officers for the Board and to be involved in our committee activities. If you are interested in learning more about the Chamber, please attend a meeting as allChamber meetings are open to the public.
As always THINK ESCALON FIRST