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.
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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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!