It just needs to be said that if you missed our Farm to Fork fund raiser last month, you missed out on a wonderful experience. The orchard was beautiful, the meal delicious and the entertainment super. We send our profound thanks to the local farmers who donated produce to the meal, the local businesses who gave of their time and energy to provide their services and most of all to Lorina’s Edible Garden and Grandpa’s Barn for providing the location and putting all the ducks in a row to make this possible.
Coming up quickly is the City-Wide Yard on October 3rd. It runs from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm and brings visitors from all over the valley to shop. Again this year the Chamber will be offering 10x10 spaces in the Main Street Park for $10.00. Local folks who live outside the city limits love this opportunity to be part of the day’s activity.
On October 4th we hold the third Annual Sunday in the Park Harvest Celebration. This fun activity is perfect for taking part a homemade costume contest as well as contests for pumpkin carving and decorating. Pumpkins are provided by the Chamber. New to the afternoon’s entertainment will be a contest for the best decorated Classic Car.
This Holiday season The Tree Lighting Ceremony bringing together the Chamber, The City of Escalon and Hospice of San Joaquin County will be heldon December 1st in the main Street Park. Check the Website www.escalonchamberofcommerce.org for more information as we firm up the detailsChristmas on Main will be held on December 12th from 3:30 until 8 pm. Our first meeting is already in the books and look for a few added attractions as we solidify our action plans. Details will also be posted on the Chamber website and on Facebook.
Fall is always a busy time of year here in Escalon. Merchants are gearing up for all the busy shopping season and storefronts are moving and businesses expanding. We too will be expanding our Membership activities with the addition of an Ambassador Team to visit current members to see how we can better serve them and to welcome new businesses into the community. We anticipate the first visits to start in mid October. Just another way we help our community.
As always, Think Escalon First.