Sunday, Sept. 17th is our 24th Annual Stroll. The Stroll Committee, chaired by Bob Davis, has been working literally all year to organize this annual event. An incredible staff of all volunteers plans, organizes, and facilitates the largest annual party in El Sobrante, and this year’s event is the biggest yet. Plenty of vendor booths, food booths, entertainment, and a Fantastic Car Show, all in one day, free to all! We kick off the day with a Parade at 11 am, then Stroll along San Pablo Dam Rd. until 4 pm.
SEE YOU THERE!
The Chamber is also planning additional events for our community this year as well. In October, there are several events to plan for: On Thursday, October 5 we will be participating along with other local Chambers in a West Contra Costa County Business Briefing, held at the City of Hercules Community Center Event Hall. Look for a flyer in this newsletter for details, and please RSVP following the directions on the flyer. This is a survey of all local businesses to assess your needs in this economy to determine what kind of programs or community involvement would help your business. I encourage all business owners to attend and participate in this morning event. Participation is FREE.
On Saturday, October 28th, we will bring back our annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner. The Scholarship fund was developed to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who will attend college. We hope to raise $5000 with this event. Tickets are on sale now, $45.00 in advance online, or $50 at the door (if not sold out). We will have an Italian buffet dinner, and DJ Vince Pistello will provide music for dancing. We’ll also have a raffle with some great prizes donated by local merchants, and since it’s October this will be a Halloween theme, so wear your best costume, as you may win a prize. See the flyer in this newsletter for more details.
We are also holding a Holiday Faire – Gift Boutique scheduled for Saturday, November 25th. Watch for details on this new Community event as well.
Remember, no Mixer in September because of the Stroll. We will return to our monthly mixer Schedule, second Wednesday of the month, in October.
SEE YOU AT THE STROLL!
If you have an idea or suggestion, you can contact me by phone at the chamber office, 510-223-0757, or email at email@example.com.