Letter from Hollister Downtown Association

Lights On! Parade a Big Success

Dear Editor,

It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a community to put on a successful Lights On Celebration!  We are eternally grateful to all of the generous and wonderful business and individuals who donated their resources, time and talents for this year’s Lights On Celebration event.

Here are our event statistics:

            1 Giant Snow Globe                             10 Car Show Awards

            12 Event Sponsors                               14 Group Performances

            27 Red Bow Sponsors                         30 Decorated Trees                                         

            31 Car Show entries                             48 Tree Lights Sponsors

            57 vendors                                           65 Parade Entries

            173 volunteers                                      660 Volunteer hours

            5000 boutique shoppers!                      12,000 + parade viewers!

 

So a Holly Jolly Christmas Thank you is in order to:

 

Event Sponsor – PG&E; Parade Sponsor – Hollister ACE Hardware; Media Sponsor – KSBW/Central Coast ABC; Major Event Sponsor – City of Hollister, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, Dennis Osorio, Recology of SBC and RMC Engineering; Boutique Sponsor – K&S Properties; Christmas Tree Sponsor – Bourdet’s Christmas Trees; Car Show Sponsors – Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital and Santa Barbara Bank & Trust;

Costume Character Sponsors – Earthbound Farms and Great America Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park; Act of Kindness Sponsors – Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope, LLC, Gaspar Photography, JV Orta Fence Co., South Valley Golf Carts, Zoom Developing; Tree Lights Sponsors – Action Associates, Inc., All San Benito County Veterans, American Electric, Bianchi, Kasavan & Pope LLC, Brent Redmond Transportation, Briganti’s Automotive Repair, Cheap Seats, CHISPA, Inc., Craig Nagareda, DDS, Creative Design, Diane Diaz Hopkins Insurance, Different Treasures Different Days, Dr. Khoi Le, DDS, Dr. Ralph Armstrong & Staff, Dual Pride Properties, Geri Johnson, Grunnagle Ament Nelson Funeral Home, Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary, Hollister Sign Co., Holliwood, HOPE Services, Inc., Intero Real Estate, John Zamora, Ann Ross & Family, Johnny’s Bar & Grill, LCM Property Management, Lombardo & Gilles, LLC, Mariposa Tax Service, Marilyn Ferreira – Intero real Estate Services, Mark Vivian – Edward Jones Investments, Mission Ranches, Nino Real Estate, One Stop Recycling, Pinnacle Hardwood Coverings, Richard Shelton Insurance Marketing Inc., San Benito County Farm Bureau, Smith-Wagle Commercial Management, The Vault, TNT Fireworks, True Value Hardware, Village Shopper Web Design, West Coast Dance FX; Bow Sponsors – Andre and Ingrid Leitenberger, Arrowcopter, Inc., Ausaymas 4-H Club, Barbara & Charlie Scott, CalVista Insurance, Community Foundation for San Benito County, Creative Design, Dottie Cauthen, Holliwood, The Breen Family, Jamie Inman LMFT, Mark Vivian – Edward Jones Investments, Mary & Gerald McCullough, Nenette M. Corotto, Ray & Peggy Pierce, Rustic Turtle Embroidery Works, San Benito Stage Co., Santa Barbara bank & Trust, The Weatherly Family, The William C. Mifsud Family, TNT Fireworks; Decorate a Tree Sponsors – Ausaymas 4-H Club, Blue Star Moms, Chamberlain’s Children Center, Child Injury Prevention Coalition, Cienega 4-H Club, Cub Scout Pack 455, Dottie Cauthen, Fairview 4-H Club, Girl Scout Troops #20016, #20026, #20027, #23403, #23410, #23414, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies of SBC,

Hollister Women’s Club, Ingrid Leitenberger, Marguerite Maze Middle School Builder’s Club, MOMS Club of Hollister, Oasis Chiropractic, Paicines Clover 4-H Club, Presbyterian Co-Op Preschool, Racey Promotions, Santa Ana 4-H Club, SBC 4-H All Stars, SBHS Key Club, Shaw’s Appliance Repair, Sunnyslope 4-H Club, The Landa Family, YMCA of SBC;

 

Entertainment – Hollister Kidz Crew, David Huboi & The Architecturals, JJ’s Dance Studio, La Roux Dance Team, Mr. O’s Jazz Band, Presbyterian Church Bell Ringers, Rancho Maze Middle Schools Band, Jillian Shaw, Troupe Soraya, West Coast Martial Arts, West Coast Music & Dance FX and Yamamoto Hula Ohana.

 

Car Show Award Sponsors – Autoworks, Briganti’s Automotive, Dennis’ Body Shop, Hollister Auto Parts, Hollister Collision Center, Hollister Muffler, Hollister Snap-On Tools, Top Stitch Upholstery and Top Street Fabrication.

 

 

 

Raffle Prize Sponsors – Gold’s Gym, Haircut 5, Heaven Scent Day Spa, Hemmings Motor News, Inn at Tres Pinos, Jeanne Bourdet, Leal Winery, Marich Confections, Premiere Cinemas, San Benito Tire, The Farm Bertuccios, West Coast Maartial Arts.  

 

Parade Participants – Agricultural History Project, Alves Collision Center, American Medical Response, American Red Cross, Ausaymas 4-H Club, California Highway Patrol, Comclear Satellite, Community Foundation for San Benito County, Crown Sanitation, Emmaus House, Faultline Derby Dollz, G&J Services, Girl Scout Service Unit 250, Good Times Motorcycle Group, Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, Heirloom Organic Gardens, Hillside Christian Fellowship, Hollister Ace Hardware, Hollister Cub Scout Pack 455, Hollister Derby Girls, Hollister Dual Language Academy, Hollister FFA, Hollister Heat Girls Fastpitch softball, Hollister Hills Brewery, Hollister Hills SVRA, Hollister Kids Crew, Hollister Police Dept., Hollister Sabbath Keeper Motorcycle Ministry, Hollister United Methodist Church & Preschool, Hollister Youth Football & Cheer, LDS Church, Limelight Productions, North County Joint Union School District, Pet Friends, Presbyterian Co-op Preschool, Racey Promotions, Rancho-Maze Band, San Benito Aquatics, San Benito County Search & Rescue, San Benito Dance Academy, San Benito High School Scarlet Regiment Band, San Benito Stage Co., Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, SaveMart Supermarket, SBC Dept., of Public Works, SBC Saddle Horse Assoc., Tri-County Rebels Football & Cheer, USA Sports Connection, Vertigo Coffee, VFW Honor Guard, West Coast Music & Dance FX, West Coast Martial Arts, Yamamoto Hula Ohana.

 

Volunteers – Aaron Rodriguez, Alan Woodle, Alan Thomas, Albert Marquez, Alec Menchaco, Allen Lyon, Alyssa Bengivengo, Analuisa De Alba, Angelo Sepulveda, Anita Kane, Ann Hall, Annie Bradford, Art Chavez, Barbara Cosio, Barbara Scott, Bev Meamber, Bob Carpenter, Bradley Brantome, Brendan Peddle, Brennan Ventura, Brian Lenoir, Bruce Riehl, Bryan Yamaoka, Carol Lenoir, Cathy Buck, Cecilia Hall, Cesar Flores, Cheyenne Wiles, Chris Moniz, Chuck Obeso-Bradley, Cilly Fisher, Cindy Larkin, Claire Genesy, Clay Hubbell, Clay Peer, Colby Noble, Craig Johnson, Dan Wright, Danny Tobias, Dave Ventura, Dave Petty, David Huboi, Dawn Petty, Debbie Taylor, Dee Dee Overman, Denise Cauthen-Wright, Dennis Osorio, Devin Ferry, Diane Gibbs, Diane Barnes, Dianne Sciocchetti, Diego Ramirez, Dottie Cauthen, Dusty DoMoe, Dwight Grissom, Ed Smith, Elaine Kovanda, Elder Clark, Elder McAllister, Elder Harouny, Elder Aranda, Elizabeth Gage, Elsie Will, Emily Millar, Ernie Pascual, Evan Weatherly, Francene Markle, Frances Sneddon, Frank Smith, Frank Van Rooy, Frank Chavez, Gabe Ventura, Genie Yamaoka, Georgina Patino, Geri Johnson, Gordon Machado, Holly Chavez, Ingrid Leintenberger, Jack Cocchi, Jared Gallego, Jason McKenzie, Jennifer Bagley, Jennifer Laine, Jeri Hernandez, Jessica Smiley, Jesslyn Zink, Jett Johnson, Jim Hart, Jodie Marshall, Joe Miranda, John Gibbs, Judy Carpenter, Judy Swain, Kathleen Sheridan, Kathy Meisenheimer, Kathy Frederick, Katie Silva, Katie Peer, Katy Hubbell, Kelly Chu, Ken Weatherly, Ken Kovanda, Ken Peer, Kendra Ventura, Kent Child, kim Lafleur, Lawrence Mosher, Lety Gonzalez, Linda Maddux, Lisa Jensema, Lisa Tobias, Lisa Truskowski, Liz Smith, Liz Schneider, Lori Arnold, Lori Woodle, Maggie Riordan, Maria Medeiros, Maria Hansen, Marisa Johnson, Matt Jensema, Matt Barnes, Mercedes Sowards, Micaela Casillas, Mike Kane, Mike Alivato, Miles Lucas, Miranda Weatherly, Moira Zink, Nants Foley, Nasa Jimenez, Nathan Alvarez, Nettie Schneider, Olivia Canchola, Pablo Balancio, Pam Riordan, Pat McFarland, Peggy Pierce, Priscilla Cardenas, Ray Pierce, Ricardo Padilla, Richard Steele, Rick Maddux, Ricky Lenoir, Rob Truskowski, Robin Truffa, Rori Nelson, Rose Ortiz, Rosie Colbert, Ruby Slip-her, Sally Silva, Sam Funk, Sandra Heinrich, Sandy Barker, Scott Gaspar, Shaun Zink, Shawna Miranda, Sheila Basanese, Shelby Wright, Sherry Hubbell, Sister Severinson, Sister Santani, Sonia Silva, Stephan Schwarzwaelder, Stephanie Martinez, Steven Osorio, Steven “Scooby” Valdez, Susan Montgomery, Taylor Perry, Ted Colbert, Tim Foley, Tim Heinrich, Tom Breen, Tom Taylor, Tonia Sunseri, Tori Yamaoka, Vivian Romero, Zehaih Hernandez.

 

With tremendous appreciation,

The 2012 Lights On Celebration Committee & Staff – Alan Woodle, Ann Ventura, Brenda Weatherly, Devon Ferry, Jessica Smiley, John & Diane Gibbs, Josh Redmond, Kathleen Sheridan, Lisa Jensema, Liz Alameda, Nicole Downing, Ray Pulver, Sharlene Van Rooy, Shawna Miranda, and Tammy Jackson.

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