Tickets are going as fast as a thoroughbred horse for this Sunday’s Day at the Races! Gates will open at 11 a.m. and races will start at 12:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the event, but your $25 fee ($15 for 17 and under) includes a free parking pass so you might want to stop by the CV Chamber office between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today or tomorrow to get your entry packet in advance. The price also includes nine exciting thoroughbred races, an official racing program, soft drinks and a barbecue lunch! Food is being provided by Schreiner’s Fine Sausages and cooked by sheriff Captain Bill Song. What’s not to love about a sunny day in the grandstands, eating sausages off the grill, and hearing the thundering of hooves? The icing on the cake is that proceeds benefit the Crescenta Valley Sheriff Support Group as well as the Montrose-Verdugo City and CV chambers.
The deadline for sponsoring this year’s Hometown Country Fair is also fast approaching. In order to receive full advertising and promotional benefits, please let us know of your desired sponsorship level by noon on March 13. All sponsorships over $125 include a 10’x10’ booth, but if you choose to give more, exposure of your business’ name and logo increases in prominence. Please call me at the office for more information. Businesses currently participating include Montrose Travel, Bob Smith Toyota, Crescenta Valley Weekly, Crescenta-Cañada Pet Hospital, Burrtec Waste Industries, Mike Napolitano at Dilbeck Real Estate, GCC Professional Development Center, Glendale News-Press, Riley and Associates, Gelsinger’s Meats, Smart & Final and Dream Dinners La Crescenta.
If you are not interested in having a booth at the fair but would like to show your community support, consider sponsoring a banner. For $100 you may display your business’ banner at the event on April 25 in Crescenta Valley Park. If you don’t have a banner, we can print a full-color, 3’x 6’ banner for you ($50 plus tax). In either case, you have until the day before the fair to get your banner to us and we’ll be sure it’s displayed prominently.
Another opportunity to increase exposure for your business is to donate raffle items to our monthly mixers. Raffles are very popular at these networking events and we give donors lots of love when we announce prizes. Consider donating a free haircut, a gift card, free classes, some handmade items or a basket of your best-selling cookies. Be creative! Or simply donate a bottle of wine in your business’ name. At our February mixer, we received generous donations from Tim Mitchell Plumbing, Clark Asset Management, Fast Frame, JR Hardware Sash & Door, Fringe Hair Salon, Andea Insurance Services, American Legion, and Jackie’s Hair-a-Go-Go as well as residents Ken Biermann, Jeanne Wallace and Jean Maluccio. Thanks to all our sponsors and donors for supporting the chamber.
It may seem like we’re always asking for your financial support but keep in mind what the chamber does for the community in turn. Not only do we produce family-friendly events, we are a resource for business owners, a hub of community information and a donor to local schools and other organizations. Currently we are accepting scholarship applications for graduating area high school seniors. Check our website or call the chamber for more information. And have a great week!
Lisa Dupuy, executive director
CV Chamber of Commerce
3131 Foothill Blvd. ‘D’
La Crescenta, CA 91214