ClovisFest Soars to new Heights for the 48th Annual Event

by Kathy Eide Casas

Welcome to the 2023 ClovisFest and Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly taking place on September 23 and 24, 2023.
Grab a blanket and a cup of steaming hot coffee and then…look up, up and up! The sunrise skies will boast a phenomenal display of hot air balloons as they ascend from the Clovis Rodeo Grounds to heights unknown for the Clovis Fest Hot Air Balloon Fun Fly!

Valley Animal Center Golf Fundraiser

by Mallory Moad

It’s all in the timing. That’s a well-worn phrase that could describe a variety of situations, including the way in which Valley Animal Center’s upcoming fundraiser/adoption event came to be. According to Alisia Sanchez, Marketing Manager for Fresno’s nonprofit no-kill shelter, it was a matter of the right people being in the right place at the right time.

A Look at Orange Cove Over the Years & A Special Celebration

byTrish Johnson

Here it is 2014 and after 100 years of existence, both the City of Orange Cove and the Orange Cove Women’s Club will be celebrating its centennial. Three service organizations met collectively to plan a special event entitled “BACK IN TIME: A 100 YEARS OF MEMORIES," which will take place on May 31. The Orange Cove Women’s Club, the Orange Cove Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Orange Cove American Legion have been working diligently to plan a celebration for the people of Orange Cove. With the help of several local packing houses acting as sponsors, these three entities were able to plan this back in time event.

Yuletide Ideas for Organizing a Holiday Fair No One Will Forget

by Aileen Pablo

The holiday season is upon us once again, and if you are organizing a holiday fair or other themed event, now would be the time to start planning and prepping. Whether you’re looking to raise funds for a specific cause or just encourage active community participation during this special time of year, the following tips will help you to make your event memorable.

Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson: Book Review/Guest Blog/Giveaway/Event

by Lorie Lewis Ham
& Jeri Westerson

This week we have a review of Jeri Westerson's new Crispin Guest Medieval Noir book Blood Lance, a special guest blog by Jeri about knights, a chance to win a copy of the book, and information on Jeri's Book Launch event at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach, 2810 Artesia Blvd., on October 16 at 7:30 p.m.! Phone 310-542-6000. If you purchase the book here a portion goes to Cat House On The Kings.

Sanger’s Blossom Festival: Sun, Fun, Food, Booths & Visitors from Taiwan

by Toni Pacini

This article is made up of thoughts and experiences from the Sanger Blossom Festival Event on March 5, 2011, shared by members of the Sanger Open-Mic Group & compiled by Toni Pacini.
The morning air was cool and welcomed by the 1,184 athletes gathering for the 14th Annual Blossom Trail Run. The day started with the first wave of runners dashing through the streets of downtown Sanger where they passed a multitude of vendors erecting canopies and starting fires in their grills, preparing for the crowds that were already arriving.