Catherine Dabo at her birthday celebration last year. Photo provided.

San Benito Lifestyle

Parade planned for 100-year old Hollister resident

Family invites community to participate in honoring longtime businesswoman.

Vintage Camper Trailers club founder Paul Lacitinola poses near a trailer at Casa De Fruta. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Vintage Camper Trailers club founder speaks on hobby-turned-business

Paul Lacitinola plans Vintage Trailer Fest Rockabilly Rally for June.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Aging and Long-Term Care Commission to host candidate forum

The forum will focus on issues important to seniors, people with disabilities and related topics on aging.

Photo provided by Community Foundation.

Nonprofits

Holte Holiday Dinners bring joy

What started as a simple, gracious idea has turned into an annual event that has touched many lives. The Community Foundation is proud to give a grant to Holte Holiday Dinners and to play a part in their amazing work.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

CalSavers Retirement Savings Plan business workshop to take place Dec. 6

The plan is now open to all California employers with five employees or more that currently do not offer a qualified retirement plan.

Photos provided by Rotary Club of Hollister.

Sports & Recreation

Mission 10 Race returns in early 2020

37th annual event kicks off Jan. 25.

Events

CattleWomen Paint & Play

“This really isn’t really a fundraiser. It’s just a fun night,” said San Benito County CattleWoman, Cheri Holliday, who provided photos and information afterwards. Despite being planned more as a social occasion, it brought in funds due to high attendance. The Nov. 20  paint party at Paines Restaurant had over 50 CattleWomen members and their

Grantee Vicki Rashkin used Arts Express! funding to purchase xylophones for a music program at Ladd Lane Elementary School. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Events

San Benito County Arts Council relaunches the Art of Giving for #GivingTuesday

The Arts Council is raising funds to increase arts engagement and accessibility in San Benito County.

Photos courtesy of Ed Wong and provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS holds fourth annual Baler Buckaroo Rodeo

Life Skills students participate in events such as steer roping, bucking barrel, barrel racing, goat tail untying and more.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health / Fitness

30th annual Red Ribbon Run

5K run held to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in our community.

There is a favorite pumpkin awaiting everyone at the Harvest Hope for a Cure Event at San Benito Historical Park.

Ag

Harvest Hope Festival Moves to Historical Park

Family event will have hundreds of pumpkins, artisan pop-up shops, crafts, produce stand, fall decor, antiques and a BBQ lunch.

Susana Valle and son Gael paint a rock together. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Schools & Education

Painting rocks at Calaveras Elementary

Parents and students spend Saturday revitalizing campus garden.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Red Ribbon festivities kick off with 5k run

Festival to follow on Nov. 2.

Monica and Raymond Rodriguez will be honored as the 2019 YA Change Makers. Photo provided.

Events

Youth Alliance to host Change Makers

Three community leaders to be honored.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Nonprofits

Effect Change with a Gift

Donations through San Benito GIVES on Sept. 10 will connect the power of giving with the Community Foundation's commitment to making a difference.