A San Carlos Tradition Continues
Hometown Days Is Gearing Up!
The 32nd Annual San Carlos Hometown Days theme has been announced and the final weeks of preparation for our this beloved community event are underway! This year’s theme, “32 Years of Hometown Cheers” was submitted by theme contest winners Kelsey & Bridget Sennett, both of White Oaks School and both 3rd generation San Carlans! Each year, Hometown Days holds a call to enter the theme contest through each San Carlos School and individuals or teams of 2 can enter their original theme idea.
As the event prepartations are being made, the steering committee, made up of about 20 dedicated volunteers,works to coordinate an entire weekend of entertainment, food service, a parade, all the attractions, the beer garden, the fun run, and more. Not only does this require time but it also requires sponsors and donations. The cost of putting on the event is approximately $30,000. The city and Sheriff’s Office helps to underwrite the public safety costs but the rest is dependant on the support of the community.
“We have created ways for every member of the community to contribute to Hometown Days”, says Laura Teutschel, director of publicity & sponsorship. “Individuals can go on our website and contribute a dollar or two, and businesses and participate for as little as $75. It’s a great way to be seen by the over 12,000
Peninsula attendees, show their support for the community, and have fun promoting themselves…and it’s fully tax-deductible.”
So far, some of this year’s sponsors include:
Bianchini’s Market, the Girdlestone Family, Recology, Bon Vie Studios, Clocktower Music, Hiller Aviation Museum, Dr. frank Hsu, DDS, and yours truly, the San Carlos Blog!
We will be featuring ongoing San Carlos Hometown Days news in the weeks leading up to the event which is Friday May 18-Sunday, May 20, 2012. I encourage local businesses to participate in this wonderful event whether it be in the parade,through a sponsorship donation, or both. Non-profits have lots of affordable opportunities to promote their work as well!
Visit www.sancarloshometowndays.com for all sign up forms, paypal, event schedule, and more. Follow them on facebook, too!