Holiday Fun in Reedley Gets Creative

by Lorie Lewis Ham

The pandemic has changed a lot of things, including how we celebrate the holidays. Many places are finding creative ways of still being able to enjoy the things we love and be safe. The Reedley Chamber of Commerce got creative with this year’s Fiesta Parade by doing what they called a reverse parade, and now they are doing it with the Electric Light Parade as well. We chatted with Chamber Director Erik Valencia to learn more.

Valley Parades: London Christmas Parade

by Mallory Moad

There are three more parades on my schedule – let the countdown begin! On December 12 I headed south on 99 once again, this time to the tiny town of London. If you're confused, it's London, California I'm talking about. I'd be willing to bet most Central Californians have never heard of this community of 2500, located 20 miles southeast of Kingsburg and nestled in the middle of acres of vineyards, peach and nectarine orchards and citrus groves.

Valley Parades: Clovis Rodeo Parade

by Mallory Moad

In 1964, Barbra Streisand had a hit song in which she declared that nobody was gonna rain on her parade. Had Babs been in Clovis in 2015, she would have been disappointed. The 98th Annual Clovis Rodeo Parade was the third on my list of parades to see this year, and it was a wet one. A steady downpour made the cancellation of this popular event a definite possibility. But this is Clovis, rough and tough, a way of life! The show must go on! So, appropriately attired in boots, cowboy hat, and red raincoat, I staked out my place deep in the heart of Old Town.