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Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Newsletter
October 2017
Donate Feed for Evacuated Large & Small Animals at the
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 
Volunteers from the Clover Foundation and local 4-H and FFA groups are set up here at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds collecting donations of animal care supplies and animal feed, which will be delivered to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds to help them care for hundreds of large and small animals that have been evacuated.  

Donations of feed for both large and small animals, including dogs and cats, may be dropped off until 8 pm each day through Friday of this week at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds (344 Tully Road) at the Pavilion Hall Patio.  Enter Gate B on Tully and follow the signs to deliver food directly to the donation site.
October Staff Highlight - Louie Vasquez

Being an Events Operation Supervisor at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds isn't for everyone, especially since it involves working lots of weekends with long days.   But luckily for us, Louie Vasquez is up for the challenge. 

Louie started here at the Fairgrounds as a painter about 6 years ago, and after about a year and a half he moved into event operations.  His favorite part about this very busy job is getting to work closely with event promoters and FMC staff to bring great events to the Fairgrounds for so many people to enjoy. 

When Louie is not hard at work at the Fairgrounds he enjoys spending time with his wife, 4 kids and 2 grand kids, as well as cheering on the Raiders!
August Volunteer Highlight
Candy Rosas

Every Tuesday and Thursday night around 5:00 pm the Fairgrounds BINGO opens its doors to the public for a night of letters, numbers and winners. Anyone who has attended one of these sessions has probably ran into one of BINGO's most devoted volunteers, Candy Rosas. You can find her setting up the hall, selling flash games, calling back BINGO's and training new volunteers. "I have never missed a day of BINGO," Rosas said. "Not even on my son's graduation! After the ceremony he had plans so I came down here to help with BINGO." 

Candy has been instrumental in the organization of bingo since its beginning in late 2013. With over 7 years of bingo experience at Holy Cross Church, she was asked to come to the Fairgrounds and assist with a test run. "I ended up clicking with everyone here and we just became a team. I came and just never left." She also started the increasingly popular Birthday Club, where recent birthday attendees can sign up 2 weeks in advance and reserve a Birthday Party table for up to 6 people that evening. 

Thank you, Candy, for all your hard work and dedication to the Santa Clara County 
Fairgrounds!    For more information about Bingo and special hours/promotions, visit fairgroundsbingo.org .
Planning a Holiday Party?  Host it at the Fairgrounds!

With lots of space to accommodate any size party and an in-house catering service that can plan a full menu and bar service for you we can take the stress out of your party planning!  Give us a call today at 408-494-3100 to book your space!
  

  The Early Bird Gets...A Great Discount on Hop 'N Vine Tickets!

It's not too early to mark your calendar for next year's 2nd Annual Hop 'N Vine Festival & Market, set for Saturday, March 10, 2018.  This fun event celebrates the bounty of delicious wine and craft beer produced right here in Santa Clara County, as well as the history and agriculture behind it.  

Purchase tickets online before November 30th to get the early bird price of $45 (after Nov. 30 tickets will be $55 and on the day of the event tickets will be $65).




County Supervisor Mike Wasserman declaring September as Wine Month in Santa Clara County.  Continue the celebration of our wonderful local wine scene next March at the 2nd Annual Hop 'N Vine Festival & Market, where we only feature wineries and breweries located in Santa Clara County!

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Q:  Who oversees the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation? 

A:  The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation is nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization that is governed by a five-member  Board of Directors.  Each member is appointed by one of the 5 County Supervisors. 

The  FMC Board of Directors meets at 2 pm on the last Wednesday of each month here at the Fairgrounds.  Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.  Details and agenda packets are publicly available on the  County's website on the Boards and Commissions  page (choose Fairgrounds Management Corporation as Meeting Group from the pull down menu). 

Have a question you'd like us to address in a future column?  Just email it to us at newsletter@thefair.org.
This newsletter is brought to you by the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation ("FMC"), a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization formed by the County in 1995 to manage the Fairgrounds.  



As you may have heard, Santa Clara County is in the process of reviewing responses to an RFP for redevelopment of the Fairgrounds.   To stay up-to-date on what's happening with this process visit the County's website at fairgroundsvision.net or contact your County Supervisor. 



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