Remembering our dear friend and Loving Escalon

Pete Arellano

Pete Arellano

Growing up in small town has some great benefits.  Just ask the residents who grew up here in Escalon and the several generations who are mourning the passing of Pete Arellano.  Facebook was full of  memories.  Some talked about about the year he taught them sex ed and driver’s training, others spoke about him coaching them in track, but mostly people remember him as the ultimate sports fan. He attended every home sporting event in town that he could manage and worked the Lions Girls basketball tournament for years.  He organized his last golf tournament held June 6th and although he was in the hospital he talked to the golfers by Skype.  The Chamber remembers him as the man who made it possible for his wife Sheila to stay involved in community for years after her eyesight made independence difficult. He was our Grand Marshal for Christmas on Main and just wanted to make sure it was all about Sheila as well.  Stories of Pete and Sheila are what makes us all proud.  Rest In Peace dear friend.

Did you attend Sunday in the Park on June 7th?  If not, you missed a chance to ride in an official London taxi, explore the caboose or check out cars from the Modesto Horseless Carriage Club.  The Oak Valley Art Society had several artists displaying their work and drawing lessons were also available thanks to Dorothy Ghierling and great music was provided by Rich Olds . Children got to plant flowers and take a turn and getting a prize from the treasure chest.  Delta college had a representative to share about about the returning educational scholarships available  through the Chamber.  I understand the store fronts that were open did a amazing amount of business.  During the summer travelers are coming to downtown to take a break and enjoy downtown Escalon.

 The Chamber will be providing support to the Children’s area and sponsoring the Sidewalk Chalk Art event as part of Park Fete.  The Chalk art has been moved to the morning and give the artists a cooler experience.  Watch the Escalon Times for more information.

Please take a few minutes and join the Chamber.  We have two great events coming before the end of the year and committee members are always welcome to join the team for either the Farm To Fork in August or Christmas on Main.  Participation in town events brings your business into the minds of shoppers.  

Coffees are scheduled:

  • July 28th from 8 - 9 AM at Heck of a Deal and HOAD Brothers.  Much to see here, so please join us.  You need to check out what Bay Area collectors have discovered.  Will has great collectibles at affordable prices.
  •  Join the Kiwanis Club on August 4th, 8 - 9 AM at Oak Valley Community Bank as they host our August Coffee.  

 Next Sunday in the Park is scheduled for October.

It is exciting that we have been voted as a great town to raise a family.

As Always Think Escalon First.

Posted on July 8, 2015 .