A(Fair) to Remember
The 2021 Hometown Country Fair was one for the books! A crowd estimated at 4,000-5,000 enjoyed fantastic weather, a great setting at Crescenta Valley Park, a delicious variety of food truck selections, the 20th anniversary of Early Rodders classic cars, CHP, County fire, and Glendale Police Dept. personnel and vehicles, a variety of handcrafted and non-profit vendors, a spin ride and inflatable activities for youngsters to enjoy, live music, karaoke performances, a children’s petting zoo, a kids pie-eating contest and a dog parade led by Crescenta-Cañada Pet Hospital veterinarian/owner JD Speas.
This was our Chamber’s 15th year providing this very popular community event and most everyone agreed it was perhaps our most successful Fair yet.
Beside the hundreds of hours of volunteer time by Fair committee members and others, activities like the Hometown County Fair require a high amount of community support. We would like to especially thank our title sponsors: Supervisor Kathryn Barger, the Early Rodders classic cars, and Ace Hardware of La Crescenta; our major sponsors: the YMCA of the Foothills, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital, J’s Maintenance and Robin Goldsworthy and the CV Weekly; and the support/sponsorship from Crescenta-Cañada Pet Hospital, Los Angeles County Dept. of Parks and Recreation Chief Deputy Director Alina Bokde, Parks Director Al Evans, CV Park Supervisor Jason Hauser and the behind-the-scenes support from the Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Works (CV Yard), and Supervisor Barger staff members Sussy Nemer and Savannah Moore. The support from each of them was the reason for our Fair’s success!
The Chamber’s 5K Pumpkin Run, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 30, has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. Our popular 5K Run will return in 2022.
We are pleased to welcome a new member to our Chamber family: Running Stream Creations (owner Katie O’Brien) providing creative jewelry since 2018.
The Chamber is planning a November mixer event with the date and location to be announced shortly. In addition, a recognition banquet honoring our Man and Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Organization of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and Beautification Award is being planned. Outstanding Student of the Year and law enforcement/fire department personnel receiving special recognition will be selected by their respective groups and recognized at our banquet.
The purpose of the CV Chamber of Commerce and our activities is to support our Crescenta Valley community and the Chamber business membership. One of those Chamber members is Bob Smith Toyota, located at 3333 Foothill Blvd., La Crescenta (just west of Pennsylvania Avenue). Owners Mike and Pete Smith have a beautiful facility offering incredible deals on new and previously owned vehicles and well as a full service department for your vehicle’s needs. Check them out at www.bobsmithtoyota.com.
CV Chamber Membership Opportunities: If you are a Chamber member we are available to help your business plan a ribbon cutting, a grand re-opening of your business, or even help you organize promotional opportunities. For those of you who are not business or residential members there are numerous advantages of a CV Chamber of Commerce membership. For details simply call the CV Chamber office at (818) 248-4957 or email us at email@example.com. You may also access our Chamber website at www.crescentavalleychamber.org.
Remember our Chamber motto, “Our Business is Your Business.”
Steve Pierce, Executive Director
Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce