Our friends at the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. have chosen the Foodbank as nonprofit beneficiary of the parade on December 13, 2014.
For over half a century, the Old Town Orcutt Christmas Parade has demonstrated the very best of small town spirit and community involvement – it is truly an old-fashioned community event and continues to remain deeply rooted in tradition. Participants represent local groups, organizations and businesses; you’ll see small floats and marching bands, kids on tricycles and ladies on Vespas. Best of all, Santa always makes his appearance!
Begun and managed by the Orcutt Volunteer Fire Department until it was disbanded/absorbed into the Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. in 2008, the Parade is now managed by the volunteers of the Orcutt LC Community Foundation, Inc. The Foundation has partnered with the International Association of Lions Clubs through the participation of the local Orcutt Lions Club, who meet at the “Lions Den” at 126 S. Broadway, located between the Union 76 Station and “Jack’s” Restaurant. The Lions of District 4-A3, stretching from Ventura county through San Luis Obispo county, are represented by the Old Town Parade.
The Parade starts promptly at noon on the second Saturday in December (rain or shine!), beginning on South Broadway before turning east onto Clark Avenue, and continuing all the way to Twitchell Street. Parade viewers quickly fill both sides of these streets so be sure to grab a spot early!
Parade visitors are encouraged to support the Foodbank by bringing non-perishable items to donate along the parade route!
Triple Your Gift Thanks to Bank of America’s Give A Meal Match
Give today and your donation will be tripled. Through this limited-time opportunity, you can make sure that children, families and seniors have healthy food and nutrition education this winter. For every $1 donated, we distribute 8 nutritious meals. Our goal is to raise $25,000 in donations by December 15, which will become $75,000 thanks to Bank of America’s Give-a-Meal.
Please do give generously before the triple-matched funds run out.
Here’s how to triple your gift:
- Go to www.bankofamerica.com/give.
- Select “Donate”
- Enter your Zip Code (must be SB County)
- Enter your Donation Amount
- Click on “Your Local Food Bank” – under Select a location
- Complete your gift entry, and
- Email your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org so we may thank you personally.
If you have any questions or thoughts you would like to share, please reach out to us at (805)
967-5741 x 110 or email@example.com.
The Celebration of Harvest Weekend, held over Columbus Day Weekend, is Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association’s annual celebration of the year’s bounty. They have generously selected the Foodbank as the nonprofit beneficiary of their silent auction proceeds. We are grateful for their support!
Vintners take a break from the vineyards and cellars to pour their wines and share harvest tales at the Festival Grand Tasting on Saturday, October 11 from 1:00-4:00PM at Old Mission Santa Ines in Solvang. Throughout the weekend select wineries host their own events, ranging from winemaker dinners, library tastings, new wine releases, and barrel tastings. Want to visit the tasting rooms on an all-inclusive tasting pass? Don’t forget your Vintners Visa for unique and complimentary offerings at your choice of twelve tasting rooms.
Click here to buy tickets and be sure to bid on silent auction items, all proceeds go to the Foodbank. Thanks!
Local legal organizations really did ‘raise the bar’ this year during Food from the Bar!