Another fabulous Wine Stroll is in the books. The weather cooperated, the vendors had great products, the music provided perfect background, a free photo booth brought lots of giggles and what else, of course WINE. I discovered a new chardonnay that made me very happy. This was our most successful Stroll thanks to all of the Team’s hard work and headed by Annie Gallagher. This was Annie’s last time to chair the event, so if you see her be sure to tell her thanks for all her dedication to the wine lovers of Escalon. One of my favorite comments was from a guest who was delighted that we had so many stores to shop in on Main Street.
Several people asked what do we do with the money raised. We have two different types of scholarships available. Ten percent of each event we do goes into the scholarship fund with the exception of the Tea and Trumpets event and all of those proceeds go to EHS to honor students in Art and Music. This year our first two scholarships of $400 were awarded to students in the class 0f 2017. Our other scholarship is for Chamber members who want to further their education by attending workshops at either Delta or UOP. Information on that availability is on our website. Additional funds go to support local activities and general housekeeping though out the year.
The first Sunday in June will have a Father’s Day theme chaired by Barbara Willis and Sally Hale. There will be an opportunity for youngsters to plant a gift for dad, get age appropriate books, eat barbecued hot dogs, as well as activities for all accompanied by live music.
Our next Business of the Month is David K. Mc Coy CPA whose business isat 1615 Third St. in Escalon. Last year they had a booth at Park Fete and they enjoy taking part in community activities. I like the idea found on their web side that states:
It's not what you make...but what you keep that counts.
Summer brings with it Park Fete and I am happy to report the the Chamber’s Kids Corral will have two new activities along with the popular chalk art contest. Remember when the days are hot it is environmentally better to shop local. As Always, Think Escalon First!