The Petaluma Firefighters Local 1415 are having their annual “Fill The Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). This is a coordinated fundraiser for MDA across the country, however the funds raised stay in the Petaluma area helping local citizens with disabilities. The Petaluma Firefighters organize the fundraiser but not without the efforts also from Cal-Fire, Rancho Adobe Fire District and San Antonio Fire.
On Friday, May 29th starting at around 8am the participating firefighters will be at intersection of Petaluma Blvd. North and Washington St. They plan to be at the intersection until 3:00PM that day. So if you are driving through town, make it a point to drive your car in that direction and fill a boot for a good cause. While you are there, this is a great opportunity for you to thank these first responders for the service they provide for our city. While we are running out of a house on fire, these firefighters are running in.
The Petaluma and area firefighters encourage everyone to help ‘fill their boots!’ They also thank you for your support in their efforts to help people in need.
Positively Petaluma is donating 30-Day small block ad spaces on our website for any businesses that ‘fill the boot’with $500 or more. We will also mention your company’s donation on our website with a link to your business website AND in our social media feeds. Your generous donation will be seen by thousands of potential future customers. Simply send us an email to [email protected] and tell us the amount you donated along with your contact information.
Provided By NBC’s website along with this video is the below:
Honor and enjoy all things Petaluma at this year’s 34th annual Butter and Egg Days Parade and Festival in historic downtown Petaluma. This year’s parade theme, PETALUMA: FERTILE GROUND, celebrates Petaluma’s remarkable fertile ground and will share the success stories of Petaluma’s culture, businesses, schools, legends, and non-profits, past and present.
Look for NBC Bay Area’s very own Janelle Wang, joined by Giants alumni Jeffrey Pacman Leonard in the parade on NBC Bay Area’s float. The festival begins at 10:00 AM, kicking off fun and family-friendly activities and bringing local food, arts and crafts vendors, local businesses, non-profit booths, and more together for this grand event. The main parade begins at 12:00 PM. Petaluma Transit will also be hosting a free ride day during Butter and Egg Days.
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“Antique” is of a latin origin “Ante” meaning before, and “Anticus” or “Antiquus” meaning former or ancient. “Antiquing” is action verb for the word Antique and means the process of making something old OR someone who “shops ’til they drop for cool old stuff”, and must find that unique piece that no other store has (not even Amazon or eBay) and must have it for your hutch, nook, porch, garden, entry way or favorite antique collection. As you are aware the high-tech revolution has born with it new words like SoLoMo or De-dupe. We decided to come up a new retro word of our own. It’s “Lumantiquing”. The word “Luma” is the latin word for the coolest historic down town on the west coast, and – – well you know the rest. So Lumantiquing is the process of getting out your sunscreen and tape measure and heading to PetaLUMA for the Spring Antique Faire where thousands will come together on April 26 to shop for antiques in our quaint historic downtown. Why do we call it a ‘Faire’ and not a ‘Fair’? Faire is simply the old fashioned spelling for Fair and pairs well with the word ‘antique’.
The Antique Faire happens twice a year – this year 2015 the Spring Faire is just a day following the Butter & Egg Days parade on Sunday April 26 (See our recent post Which Came First—the Butter or the Egg?), and the Fall Faire will be Sunday September 27th (Mark Your Calendar). In past years this event has exceeded 10,000 visitors and shoppers. Marie McCusker, Executive Director of the Petaluma Downtown Association, said this week that the Petaluma’s faire is ranked in the top 100 in the United States for antique faires.
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This program directly supports kids from Petaluma. A mother of a son afflicted with this disease told me this:
“That summer he attended the camp for T1D kids put on by the Diabetes Youth Foundation. It was an amazing experience for him and of GREAT value to kids and their families. In fact, he went with [her friends]’s son who was a regular at this camp.”
Diabetes Youth Families Fundraiser is an event created by the Bisgaard Family and supported by many. The DYF has been an integral part of our lives in living with type 1 diabetes and we want to invite our family and friends to a funfilled night to raise money exclusively for the DYF. Most of the proceeds help fund Bearskin Meadow Camp where kids and families learn and are supported in their diabetes management in a magical way.
Lagunitas Brewery graciously has donated the facility and all beer proceeds will benefit DYF. We also have an exciting youth band WJMTheBand who donate their dynamic music for social causes. And wow these kids are cool. Check out their video from their website.
They played at the UCSF Light it Up Ceremony in addition to The World Series at AT& T park. Dinner will be provided by the Pasta King. The event will include door prizes, raffle for baskets and silent auction items. Please join us or donate here. Click here for online tickets are $25/$30 at the door (under 5 are free). There is a note on this site to keep it kid friendly they are only charging $15 for kids 5-12 years old.
Petaluma held the first LumaCON on Saturday, January 17th at Herzog Hall on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds. Turnout was high and some sources reported over 1500 attended.
The event showcased local artists ranging from professionals, including “Pearls Before Swine” author Stephan Pastis, to blooming artists from the local schools. LumaCON was brought about with collaboration between Petaluma High School, Casa Grande High School, and the Sonoma County Library along with help from numerous sponsors and volunteer artists.
Connie Williams, LumaCON Co-Organizer and Teacher Librarian at Petaluma High School recalls, “I saw an article about a Comic-Con and I thought, ‘Why don’t we do that?’ and I broached the subject … and everybody we asked said ‘Yes!’ So once we knew we had a base of folks to do it, then it all developed from there … You know, one little idea sparked it but everybody jumped in and it was totally the group [who made it happen].”
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