SANGER'S BLOSSOM DAY FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW: The 27th Annual Blossom Days Festival will be held SATURDAY March 7, 2015, in DOWNTOWN, Sanger at 7th and “N” Streets. This event is in conjunction with the Fresno County Blossom Trail, which is open from February to April. Arts and crafts booths, Parks & Recreation 10K Run, food booths, car show, entertainment, and kids activities, are all part of the celebration in Sanger. All along the 62-mile self-guided Blossom Trail you will see the groves, orchards, vineyards, and wildflowers of California's heartland, featuring the natural beauty of Fresno County's agriculture and highlights a few of our historical points of interest.
The 9th Annual Sanger Chamber of Commerce Blossom Day Car show is on Saturday, March 7, 2015 in Downtown Sanger. Staging is at 10AM off Academy Avenue on 8th Street and the Car Show is from 11AM-3PM. Registration is $25.00 and includes: Car Entry, Dash Plaque, and commemorative prizes for first 50 pre-registered entries. Trophies will be awarded to the Best of Show, Best Special Interest, Best Muscle Car, Best Street Rod, Best Truck, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Stock Original, Best Custom, Best Convertible, Best Mustang Recognition-with special recognition for their 50th Anniversary, Best Paint, Best Import, Best Low Rider, Best PT Cruiser, Best Rat Rod, Best Mo-Par, Best Flames, Best GM, Best Corvette, Best GTO, and Best Ford. The location of the Car Show is Downtown Sanger, on “7th Street” and “O Street”. Staging is off Academy Avenue on “8th” Street at 10AM. This Car Show is in conjunction with the Blossom Day Festival which includes a Blossom Trail 10K Run, Arts & Crafts, Food Booths, Exhibits, Kid’s Activities, Entertainment, and more from 9am-4pm, in Downtown Sanger! The Sanger Chamber of Commerce Blossom Day Car Show is a non-profit car show and the proceeds will go towards sponsoring our community events. Car Show awards will be at 2:45pm.
From 9am-4pm, there will be arts and crafts booths, food booths, displays, point’s race, the Measure C Road Show will be coming, Blood Mobile--Blood Donations-on “N” Street, car show, entertainment, Depot Museum Tours, and the Sanger Library Book Sale. There will be plenty of fun activities for kids too with various inflatables, games, and more!
City of Sanger Blossom Trail 10K Run: The 10K Run will be on Saturday, March 7th. The Sanger Parks & Recreation Department is in charge of the run. The Race Director is Mr. Ken Takeuchi from Pro Race Group. Pre registration by mail deadline is Feb. 19th, March 4th for online registration midnight-(fees may apply) https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/Sanger/2015SangerBlossomTrail10kRun, www.cityofsanger.net., or www.proracegroup.com. Pre-Race packet pick up is March 5th from 1PM to 7PM at Sierra Running Company, 9447 M Fort Washington Rd., #106, Fresno 93720, or Friday, March 6 at City Annex, 1789 Jensen Avenue, Sanger, from 1-8pm. Race Day Registration begins at 6:45AM at the Bank of America parking lot at 7th and “O” Streets. For race information please call the Sanger Parks & Recreation Department, 876-6300 ext. 2.
The Race will feature the opening kick off “Valley Runner of the Year Series” with a 30-Point 10K Race. This year CHIP TIMING will be provided by Talley Timing Inc. There will be a 10K Walk at 7:00am (non competitive), 10K Run at 8:10am, 2 mile Run/Walk at 8:20am, Kids (10-12yrs.) 1⁄2 mile run at 7:15am, a 1⁄4 mile boys (8-9yrs.) run at 7:25am, a 1⁄4 mile girls (8-9yrs) at 7:30am, Kids (6-7) run at 7:35am, and a Kids 1/8 mile (5 yrs and under) at 7:40am. The Kids runs are FREE to Sanger Unified School District students through February 27th, and $5 for others through March 6, and $10 race day. Adults are $25 before February 19th, and $30 through March 6. Day of Race will be $40. All participants will receive a blossom trail T-shirt. There are great prizes for the run drawing held after the run! Run Applications are available at the Sanger Parks & Recreation Department, 1700 7th Street, or call 876-6300 ext. 4, and at the Sanger Chamber office, 1789 Jensen Avenue, Suite B, or call 875-4575. You don't want to miss this run! Pre-registration deadline is February 19th.
For more information on any of the events or for registration forms please contact the Sanger Chamber of Commerce, 559-875-4575.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony would not have been possible without the support of our main sponsors: The City of Sanger, the Sanger Fire Department, the Public Works Department, the Sanger High School Choir, Pastor Mike Massey, Sanger Music Center, and of course Santa Claus! The coffee and hot chocolate are compliments of Sanger Chamber and Walmart. The cookies were donated byCommodity Solutions, Kenneth & Carol Sieve, and Everything Chocolate & Bakery.
We would like to thank the following people for their assistance in the TOYLAND Parade: Sanger Rotary Club, City of Sanger, Public Works Department & Frank Sani, Sanger Parks & Rec/Daniel Galvez, Sanger Fire Department & Chief Greg Tarascou, Sanger Police Department & Chief Silver Rodriguez, Sanger Unified School District, Sanger Boy & Cub Scouts, Roy Bailey, Maureen Say, Donna Chastain, Sam Estes, Domingo Valdez, Dave Sulenta, Larry Pistacchio, Kent Matsuzaki, Topper Kang, Pete Wallace, Ron Sterling, Steve Stoehr, Lee Delap, Washington Academic Middle School, Sandy Neri, ADCO Manufacturing, Shona Phillips, John Neri, Jesse Solorio, Ronnie Scott and Sanger High School Interact, Xena Senn, Rolinda Hernandez, Nick Privett; and Sequoia Chevrolet for the use of their vehicles for our dignitaries. A special thank you to: Rick Bubenik, Pastor Sam Estes, David Laurence Phillips, and Wes Leffel/Pro Sound & Lights for announcing the Parade.
We send a big thank you to the following businesses and individuals for their donations for ALL of the Christmas Events! Thanks to these great people for making our Christmas Events extra special: Evergreen Communities and GJ Gardner Homes, for building Sanger a new Santa’s House last year, Yamabe & Horn Engineering, The American Lung Association, The Foundation For Sanger Schools, Sierra Gateway Trust, Hudson Farms, Kenneth Sieve Insurance Agency, and the American Legion. Special thanks go to Sequoia Chevrolet, ADCO Manufacturing & Maureen Say, The City of Sanger, the Sanger Fire Department, the Public Works Department, the Sanger High School Choir, Sanger Music Center, Commodity Solutions/Steve Stoehr, Sanger Walmart, Richard Luce, Everything Chocolate & Bakery,and of course Santa Claus!
Each year the Sanger Fire Department climbs the water tower and strings the lights in the shape of a Christmas Tree. They shine for all to see and we want to thank them for their tireless efforts to make Sanger look so beautiful for the Christmas Season.
The Trek To the Nation’s Christmas Tree: The Nation's Christmas Tree Festival Committee is sincerely grateful to Rev. Rene Charest for delivering the 89th Annual Christmas Message at the base of the Nation's Christmas Tree. We also wish to express our appreciation to: Dan Warnecke with the Sanger High School Choir, Greg Lapp with the The Jubilation Singers, Buddy Heise with Fresno Tuba Christmas, Sanger High School NJROTC Color Guard/Lt. Commander Bryan Kinyoun, and Wes Leffel with Pro Sound & Light for their performances and participation.
Our acknowledgements are extended to: the Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Superintendent Woody Smeck; Park personnel: Tom Parrack, Dana Dierkes, Frank Helling, Valerie Pillsbury, Dominic Papia, Callie Brown, Alex Olew, and to all Park Personnel who participated in today’s ceremony; the Sanger Police Department: Lead Officer George Fernandez; Sanger Police Explorers and Officer Tom Reinhart, Hume Lake Christian Camps, Pastor Sam Estes, Steve Stoehr, Joshua Mitchell, Brian Haddix, Sanger Fire Department, Sanger Boy Scouts #98, Christine Erickson, Richard Luce, Carmen Alonzo, Raymond Greer, Paul Welch, and Stan & Kiley Rosson. With special thanks to President Barack Obama, Congressman David Valadao and Sebastian Silveira, for their assistance with the Presidential Letter.
Sanger’s House Lights Contest winners are: Traditional winners are:
1st Place Leonor Gallardo--733 Greenwood
2nd Place Paul Danner--2217 7th Street, and
3rd Place Kimberly Hinojosa--2137 Geary
The Digital Lights 1st Place is Tony Canizales--20 N. Lily
Congratulations to all the winners for making Sanger more beautiful with your BRIGHT Christmas Spirit and LIGHTS! Be sure to watch ABC 30 on Monday, December 22nd at 9PM as Tony will find out if he is a winner of the “THE GREAT CHRISMAS LIGHT FIGHT” TV program! Special thanks to Yamabe & Horn Engineering, Sanger Walmart, Richard Luce, and the Sanger Chamber for sponsoring the contest. We appreciate the support of: The Sanger Herald Newspaper, The Sanger Scene, Shona Phillips, Cheryl Senn, Xena Senn, Nick Privett, Richard Luce, and David Phillips.
Come into the Sanger Chamber of Commerce to get your 2014 Blossom Trail Poster. This beautiful artwork was done by Chieko Delgado. The poster cost is $20 unsigned and $25 signed. If you are unable to come into the office we are able to mail it to you for $5 additionally. Get yours today!
We could not have the Chamber that we have today without the continued support of our members. When you receive your membership renewal please remember that it is with your membership investment that we are able to provide all the services at the Chamber and your renewal helps sponsor all of our annual events for our community. We could not do it with the support of our 225+ members. The membership structure has been updated and changed. If you are currently a member your fees might have changed. Please see the below link for the application. We would love for you to become a member of the Sanger Chamber of Commerce, support local business, and support the community you are in.
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