City Of Sonora Honors Christmas Volunteers
Big Joe Marshall, Mark Truppner and Maryann Curmi
The Sonora City Council meeting on Monday evening began with a few Certificates of Appreciation.
Rachelle Kellogg, City of Sonora Development Director, was Wednesday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day".
Recognized for their voluntary participation in each year's Sonora Christmas Parade were; Vic's Towing (Randy Selesia), Peppermint Creek Carriage Company and Clarke Broadcasting Corp.
"Ever since the City of Sonora took over the Christmas Parade, we realized that we needed a lot of help to pull it off," said Kellogg before the Sonora City Council. "We would like to recognize those who have given up each Friday after Thanksgiving, to help make each year's city parade a successful family event."
Kellogg recalls approaching Clarke Broadcasting in 1996 and asking for help in announcing the parade.
"They sent their radio personalities out that very first year and they have been set up in various locations along the route, ever since" said Kellogg.
Additionally, Kellogg showed her appreciation for Vics Towing for storing, lifting, hauling and setting up Santa's Workshop at Courthouse Park each year. Kellogg stated that Selesia begins set-up as early as 4:30am.
And finally Peppermint Creek Carriage Company was recognized for bringing thier beautifully decorated carriage to the city each Christmas and ending the parade by carrying the special guests of the evening, Santa and Mrs. Clause.
The "Newsmaker of the Day" is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.
Written by Mark Truppner