FAIR OAKS, CA (MPG) - Sunday, May 6 was a Chamber of Commerce “postcard kind of day” for the 69th Annual Fair Oaks Fiesta. Streets were lined with some 275 beautiful classic cars, representing decades of America’s ingenuity and innovation. Plaza Park was filled with all sorts of craft vendors, local businesses, service groups, our two Honorary Mayor candidates and a great vibe.
It wouldn't be Fair Oaks Fiesta without the “world famous” Toilet Bowl Race! Thank you goes out to Jim Racy for creating this hilarious, one of a kind race twenty-five years ago. If you’ve never seen it, imagine a toilet mounted on a go-cart style contraption with a rider “sitting on the pot” being pushed by two runners on an obstacle course. Defending champion FO Rec and Park District won again with the speediest racer.
A big thank you to our generous sponsors: Kimball Midwest, G and T Truck Repair, SMUD, Safeway, Nautilus Tea Company, Fair Oaks Deli and Fair Oaks Carpet Cleaning. Bob’s Cycle Center and other FOCC members donated raffle prizes valued over $2,000. We could not host such a fantastic event without our numerous volunteers, which included our members, youth ambassadors, Clean & Sober Living, Orangevale Grange, FO Cemetery, FO Rec & Park District, and Del Campo Jr. ROTC.
Last but not least, hats off to FOCC Executive Director Kim Pitillo, husband Joe Pitillo and their family for their commitment to the Fiesta and the car show. Here’s to number 70 next year!!
Next up: The 25th Annual Taste of Fair Oaks on Friday, June 8th at North Ridge Country Club.
Please visit our event calendar at www.fairoakschamber.com
See you in Fair Oaks!
A Special Thanks to Volunteers *Members of the chamber
*Kathy O'Brien - Mortgage Solutions Financial
*Amy DeLaCruz - Fountains of Fair Oaks
*Dot Boyd - Electronic Caregiver of Sacramento
*Roselyn Barbray - Optavia
Del Barbray - Home Smart I CARE Reality
*Rachel Griffith - Polkadot Dinners
*Ryan Griffith - Averik
*Joe Pitillo - Kimball Midwest
*Keith Wright - Orangevale/Fair Oaks Food Bank
*Jim Cralle - CAPS Insurance
*Doug & Mary Proctor - Proctor Engineering
Navel & Ulupi Patel - Resident
*Jill Stevens - Jill of all trades
*Rose Erickson - French in the Village
*Michele Brand - Central Valley Community Bank
*Nancy Regan - Nancy Regan Law Offices
*Melanie Hirsch - Hirsch Tax Pros
*Johnny Perez - SAFE Credit Union
*Jim Racy - Resident member
*Liz Yoakum - Keller Williams
*Claudia Thorn - Keller Williams
*Lou McNerney - Living the Dream Franchise
*Dave - Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
*Ian Roberts - Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
*Chelsey Adams - Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
*Steve Parsley - SCP Solar & Green Construction
*Jennifer & Larry Nelson - Resident members
*David and the entire team at Clean & Sober Living
*Mike Aho- Fair Oaks Recreation & Park District
*Mysti Lingenfelter Shaw - doTerra essential oils
*Matthew Mason - Fair Oaks Youth Community Leader
*Helen Burch - Miss Fair Oaks 2017-2018
*Noah Wright - Fair Oaks Jr. Honorary Mayor 2017-2018
*Brian SantaMaria - Cliff Cottam Insurance
*The Orangevale Grange
and to all the volunteers that showed up to help that day we can't thank you enough. I do apologize if I left someone off of this list.