We had a great Stroll this year, don't you think? Probably the biggest crowd yet, certainly the largest parade ever with three marching bands, two equestrian entries, and all the El Sobrante schools, public and private. We ran out of spaces for booths! Some vendors have already reserved space for next year's Stroll. That will be our 25th Anniversary Stroll.
The Committee of volunteers did an outstanding job. It is amazing how just a handful of individuals pulls off such a well-organized community party. Thank you and well done to all the volunteers! I know they are already planning next year's Stroll, and you too can be a part of planning and implementing our 25th Stroll if you like. Contact the chamber office and let us know you'd like to help!
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. Please RSVP following the directions on the flyer. The purpose is to survey 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.
Our monthly mixer will be moved this month to Saturday, October 28th, when we will bring back our annual Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner. The Scholarship fund was developed to provide assistance to local graduating High School Seniors who will attend College. Tickets are on sale now, $30 each. Limited seating is still available. We will have an Italian buffett dinner, and DJ Vince Pistello will provide music for dancing. We’ll also have a raffle with some great prizes donated by the local merchants. Since it’s October, it’ll be a Halloween theme, so wear your best costume - you may win a prize! We hope to raise $5000 with this event. See the flyer in this newsletter for details.
Coming in November will be a Hometown Holiday Faire, scheduled for Saturday, November 25th. Watch for details on this new Community event as well.
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.