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COALINGA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 80TH ANNUAL HORNED TOAD DERBY SCHEDULE

MAY 27,28,29,30, 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ALL EVENTS AT OLSEN PARK, POLK STREET & GARFIELD STREETS, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

 

Friday, May 27 (3pm – 11pm)

3:00pm – Derby Officially Opens

5:00pm- Hard Times Band – (Budweiser Stage)

7:00pm – Crowning of Derby Queen, Olsen Park Stage

7:30pm-Official Horned Toad Race #1

8:00pm – 11:00pm Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce and the Memphis Band – (Budweiser Stage)

 

Saturday, May 28 (12pm – 11pm)

7:00am – Firemen’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Coalinga Fire Station, 300 W. Elm

8:00am – CHRPD Horned Toad Derby FUN RUN 5K /WALK – Coalinga Sports Park

10:00am – Coalinga Memorial Day Horned Toad Derby Parade (Elm Avenue)

Noon-2pm – Doc Thurston Blue Grass Band (Budweiser Stage)

1:30 pm – Official Horned Toad Race #2″Grand Marshall Race”

2:00pm–Coalinga High School Cheer Squads

2:15pm–Martha Soto Zumba Group

2:30pm – Official Horned Toad Race #3

3:00pm– Kyle Rush Dance Groups

3:30pm- Official Horned Toad Race #4 “Coalinga Business Race”

4:00pm– Toni Cerda Zumba

4:15pm– Steven Armstrong performing “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlins

4:30pm – Official Horned Toad Race #5

4:45pm- Announcement of Coalinga Woman’s Club Derby Hat Contest Winners

5:00pm– Chapel Grace Youth Choir

5:00pm -7:00pm – R Buckle Road Band (Country Western at its best) (Budweiser Stage)

5:30pm– imaginarium: Institute of Fine Arts Student Performances

6:00pm: CHRPD “The Voice” 1st Place Winner: Isaac Lucero

7:30 pm– Official Horned Toad Race #6

8:00pm -11pm – The Trip (LA’s Hottest Rockin’ 70 and 80’s Music) (Budweiser Stage)

 

Sunday, May 29 (12pm – 11pm) (All Live music on the Budweiser Stage)

Invitado especial Jose Anaya Radio Univision

12:30pm – Musica de DJ

1:00pm- Niños cantando

2pm- Official Horned Toad Race #7* “CO-sponsors race”

2:00pm – Toni Cerda y Grupo de Zumba

2:30pm – Danza Azteca de Avenal

3:00pm – Marta Soto y Grupo de Zumba

3:30pm- Judy La Temenda

4pm- Official Horned Toad Race #8 – Vendor Race

4:15pmBallet Folklorica Orgullo Mexicano

5:00pm – Chalio el Payso acompanada de Mariachi Alas Platas

6:00pm – Ruby Gonzales de Codigo RM acompanada de Mariachi Alas de Platas

7:00pm – La Original Banda Ultimo Siglo

9:00pm – Banda la Original del Bajio de Jose Luis Andrade

10:00pm -Grupo Sangre Inquieta

 

Monday, May 30 (10am – 4pm)

2 Non Perishable Food items receive 2 free ride tickets (limit 2 cans per person) – Monday Only – 9am-2pm or while supply lasts

8:00am West Hills College Coalinga Athletic Department Golf Tournament

9:00am – American Veteran’s Memorial Day Program at Pleasant Valley Cemetery

10:30am – Watermelon Seed spitting contest sponsored by First Presbyterian Church Olsen Park Stage*

11:00am –Official Horned Toad Race #9/Sack Races/Tricycle Races/Tic-tac-toe Relay Races

Noon – Going Old School (Sack races, whiskerino competition, tricycle races, tic-tac-toe relays, egg toss, water balloon toss, etc)

1:30pm -Official Horned Toad Race #10

4:00pm – Grand Champion Horned Toad Race/Close of Derby*

 

*ALL TOAD RACES ARE ON THE OLSEN PARK STAGE AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE…AT ANYTIME, WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

 


Chamber Corner 5/25/16

The City of Coalinga has proclaimed this week as the Official Week of the Horned Toad Derby…

The City of Coalinga has proclaimed May 23-30, The week of the 80th Annual Horned Toad Derby. The Derby opens Friday, May 27th at 3p.m and runs all Memorial Day Weekend, through Monday, May 30 at 4p.m. where the Grand Champion Horned Toad is crowned.

The first Toad race follows the crowning of the Derby Queen and Princess which is Friday evening beginning at7p.m.

The last day to purchase the $25 discount ride vouchers is Friday, May 27, noon at the following locations: Avenal Lumber and Hardware, Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce, Coalinga Ace Hardware, Coalinga Floral and Gifts, Coalinga Thrift Store, Faith Christian Academy, Fastrip, GTS Tax and Insurance, Ice Bucket/Chevron, Plants and Things, R.C. Baker Museum, R-N Market, Save-A-Lot and Save Mart Supermarkets and until 3 p.m. at the Coalinga Chamber of Commerce, Save Mart and Fastrip.

Is it too late to sponsor a toad? Absolutely not. It is too late to get it printed in the Coalinga Recorder obviously, but not too late to enter. Come on into the Chamber Office, fill out a form and you are set to race.

Also know that the beer garden will be in full bloom and has been adjusted to have a great view of the Big Fred Softball Tournament. Coalinga this is a good thing!

The ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) rules will be in full force as will be Coalinga Huron Recreation and Parks District no alcohol policy. Please understand that no alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the park.  If you wish to drink at the Derby, you must purchase the alcohol from the Lions Club beer booth on site. PLEASE NO ICE CHESTS in the park, as this is a fund raiser for our local non-profit which supports so many good things here in Coalinga, so we ask in turn that you support them this Derby.

Finally, our goal is to host a spectacular event, that is a fun, family friendly affair and allows for all ages to get outside, enjoy time with friends and family, while supporting the community. This is our 80th Horned Toad Derby and we have seen so much come and go. Our city, police, fire and many law enforcement agencies will be there to ensure a delightful, safe experience reuniting friends and classmates and that the Derby continues to highlight what Coalinga really is, a great place to be!

We have vendors galore, selling a variety of foods, trinkets, toys, face painting, funnel cakes, soft serve ice cream, corn dogs, burritos, rock climbing, Chinese food, kettle korn, lemonade, shave ice, pizza, fried goodness, oh the choices are abundant! So stop by, bring your lawn chairs and enjoy some softball, great live entertainment and so much more! See you at the Park!


Chamber Corner 5/18/16

Discount tickets still Available

The pre-sale discount ride bracelet vouchers cost is $25. The pre-sale discount ride bracelet ticket will be available through Friday, May 27, noon at the following locations: Avenal Lumber and Hardware, Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce, Coalinga Ace Hardware, Coalinga Floral and Gifts, Coalinga Thrift Store, Faith Christian Academy, Fastrip, GTS Tax and Insurance, Ice Bucket/Chevron, Plants and Things, R.C. Baker Museum, R-N Market, Save a Lot and Save Mart Supermarkets.

If you have left over tickets and bracelet vouchers from previous years, they will be accepted by Butler, no problem! So we hope you plan on joining us for a fabulous Memorial Day extravaganza!

Entertainment Schedule!

Thanks to our fabulous 2016 Sponsors, Adventist Health, Aera Energy, Budweiser, Chevron, CHRPD, Granite, Mid Valley Disposal, PG&E, and Union Bank. Because of our sponsors all entertainment is free to you, so bring your lawn chair, kick back and relax or maybe if you are feeling a little two steppin’…then so be it! Join us for a fun time!!!

We have Elvis is in the house! Friday evening beginning at 5:00 p.m. our free live entertainment featuring Hard Times Rock N Roll Band. They will be followed by Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce and the Memphis Sounds. All bands play on the Big Budweiser Stage. We also crown our 2016 Derby Queen and Princess at 7p.m. followed by the first Horned Toad Race of the 80th Annual Horned Toad Derby!

On Saturday, May 28 we have the Annual Horned Toad Derby Memorial Day Parade featuring the Coalinga High Marching Band and Corcoran Middle School Honor Band. Then over to Olsen Park on the Big Budweiser Stage for Doc Thurston and the Blue Grass Band will serenade with their sweet sound from noon – 2p.m.

Local performances will begin immediately after the first horned toad race, scheduled for 1:30 on the Olsen Park Stage. Entertainment as follows, 2p.m. the Coalinga High School Cheer Squads perform then the Martha Soto Zumba Group. At 2:30p.m. is Horned Toad Race #3 with Kyle Rush Dance Groups immediately following and performing. 3:30pm is an additional toad race added this year honoring our local business’ who are racing for a toad championship. Then following Race #4 is the Toni Cerda Zumba Dance Group followed by Steven Armstrong who will perform “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin.

At 4:30p.m.  Horned Toad Race #5 will run followed by the announcement of the Coalinga Woman’s Club Derby Hat Contest Winners and then a performance by the Chapel Grace Youth Choir, followed by imaginarium: Institute of Fine Arts Student performances. Wrapping up the local performances will be CHS Band and choir at 6 p.m. with our final Toad race of the Day at 7:30 p.m. Just sayin’ Olsen Stage will be rocking Saturday!

On the big Budweiser stage Saturday night beginning at 5p.m. will be the R Buckle Road Band which is Country Western at its best. Wrapping up Big Saturday at 8:00pm will be LA’s hottest 70-80’s Tribute band, The Trip. Come celebrate the 80th Annual Horned Toad Derby with us! See you at the Park!

 


2016 Derby Schedule- Subject to Change

COALINGA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 80TH ANNUAL HORNED TOAD DERBY SCHEDULE

MAY 27,28,29,30, 2016 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

ALL EVENTS AT OLSEN PARK, POLK STREET & GARFIELD STREETS, UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE

 

Friday, May 27 (3pm – 11pm)

3:00pm – Derby Officially Opens

5:00pm- Hard Times Band – (Budweiser Stage)

7:00pm – Crowning of Derby Queen, Olsen Park Stage

7:30pm-Official Horned Toad Race #1*

8:00pm – 11:00pm Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce and the Memphis Band – (Budweiser Stage)

 

Saturday, May 28 (12pm – 11pm)

7:00am – Firemen’s Club Pancake Breakfast, Coalinga Fire Station, 300 W. Elm

8:00am – CHRPD Horned Toad Derby FUN RUN 5K /WALK – Coalinga Sports Park

10:00am – Coalinga Memorial Day Horned Toad Derby Parade (Elm Avenue)

Noon-1pm – Doc Thurston Blue Grass Band

1:30 pm – Official Horned Toad Race #2″Grand Marshall Race”* Followed by Local Performances

2:30pm – Official Horned Toad Race #4* Followed by Local Performances

3:30pm- Official Horned Toad Race #3 “Jumbo-tron Sponsor Race” Followed by Local Performances

4:30pm – Official Horned Toad Race #5* “Sponsors Race” Followed by Local Performances

5:00pm -7:00pm – R Buckle Road Band (Country Western at its best) (Budweiser Stage)

7:30 pm- Official Horned Toad Race #6*

8:00pm -11pm – The Trip (LA’s Hottest Rockin’ 70 and 80’s Music) (Budweiser Stage)

 

Sunday, May 29 (12pm – 11pm) (All Live music on the Budweiser Stage)

Invitado especial Jose Anaya Radio Univision

12:30pm – Payasita Narangita

1:30pm – Judy La Tremenda

2pm- Official Horned Toad Race #7* “CO-sponsors race” (Olsen Park Stage)

2:00pm – Toni Cerda y sugrupo de Zumba

2:30pm – Ballet Folklorica Orgullo Mexicano

3:30pm – Marta Soto y grupo de Zumba

4pm- Official Horned Toad Race #8 – Vendor Race*

4:00pm – Mariachi Alas de Platas

5:00pm – Chalio el Payso Acopmanada por el Mariachi Alas Platas

6:00pm – Los K-pos del Sur

7:00pm – Relampago Musical

8:00pm – Codigo RM

9:00pm – Banda la Original del Bajio de Jose Luis Andrade

10:00pm -Grupo Sangre Inquieta

 

Monday, May 26 (10am – 4pm)

2 Non Perishable Food items receive 2 free ride tickets (limit 2 cans per person) – Monday Only  – 9am-2pm or while supply lasts

8:00am WHCC Golf Tournament

9:00am – American Veteran’s Memorial Day Program at Pleasant Valley Cemetery

10:30am – Watermelon Seed spitting contest sponsored by First Presbyterian Church Olsen Park Stage*

11:00am –Official Horned Toad Race #9/Sack Races/Tricycle Races/Tic-tac-toe Relay Races

Noon – Going Old School (Sack races, wiskerino competition, tricycle races, tic-tac-toe relays, etc)

1:30pm -Official Horned Toad Race #10

4:00pm – Grand Champion Horned Toad Race/Close of Derby*

 

*ALL TOAD RACES ARE ON THE OLSEN PARK STAGE AND TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE…AT ANYTIME, WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING!


Chamber Corner 5/11/16

18 days, and its Derby time!

This past week Chamber office assistant Paola Torres and myself have been busy! We welcomed Faith Christian Academy as our newest member. Their goal is to provide academic, moral, athletic and spiritual excellence through the ministry of Christian education Pre K- High School. To enroll your child for the 2016 -2017 school year and more information, please call 559-935-9209.

We had a wonderful quarterly luncheon with the Coalinga Library which did a presentation on how our tax dollars were spent improving the library and then we toured the fabulous, new library. I then attended the City Council meeting where the Chamber was presented with proclamations for Derby, honoring our 2016 Citizen of the Year/Grand Marshal, Sandy McGlothlin and the Chamber Board Chairperson, Christopher K. Scrivner.

It is the 80th Derby, and we are so excited that Lemoore Naval Air Station will provide a fly over to open the 80th Horned Derby. We are inviting everyone to join us Friday, May 27 3p.m. at Veteran’s Field in Olsen Park for this spectacular tribute honoring our military.

Beer Garden: The Lion’s Club Beer Garden will be in full bloom. The ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) rules will be in full force. So nothing new, except the location. It has moved back to the softball field side of the park, because we are going old school. Just remember that no more than 16 oz. of beer can be served at a time and only two beers per person will be sold at a time.  And finally all patrons of the beer garden will show identification upon entering the garden and be given a bracelet for id purposes.

Please understand that no alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the park. This means no ice chests.  If you wish to drink at the Derby, you must purchase the alcohol from the Lions Club on site.

Our goal is to host a marvelous event that is a fun, family friendly affair and allows for all ages to get outside and enjoy time with friends and family while supporting the community.

80 years strong and the Horned Toad Derby brings Coalinga together to celebrate our beloved TOAD! We have music booked. Hard Times Rock N Roll cover band and Jeremey “Elvis” Pearce are booked for Friday night, Saturday brings Doc Thurston, R Buckle Country Western Road Band and LA’s hottest 80’s cover band The Tripp. Sunday again is sponsored by Univision and is loaded with bands, dance and entertainment.

Monday we are going “old school” with sack races, Tic Tac Toe relays, tricycle races, water balloon tosses, and a Wiskereno Competition. In addition, on Monday only, we will have a nonperishable food drive, if you bring 2 nonperishable food items to the Chamber trailer we will give you two free ride coupons. One donation per person and while ride coupon supplies last. We got this Coalinga! There is something for everyone!


Chamber Corner 5/2/16

Welcome new member:

Coalinga Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome our newest member, Mr. Reynosa Appliances. He offers sales, service and repairs. Great prices, good quality, please call 559.572.7363 for more information.

The Derby is coming!

Many good people of Coalinga are helping to make this most spectacular Derby, it will be the 80th celebration of the horned Toad. This year toad wranglers are Mike Bonilla, Ted Simon, Mark, Kathy and Charlie Cites, and Carmelita Howell are capturing, feeding, tending, training and inspiring the Horned Toads. Mike and Mary Jo Walker will announce the parade. Alyssa Gowitt, Barbara Wiest, Lourdes Torres, Parade Marshall Larry Gentry, the Coalinga Police Department and Explorers will organize and get the amazing parade rolling, Sasser’s Specialties printed awesome Derby shirts, Barbara Wiest is lining up the Toad races, Mid Valley Disposal is cleaning trash containers, Butler is oiling rides, Coalinga-Huron Park and Recreation District is cleaning Olsen Park, and vendors are buying supplies. The Coalinga Chamber of Commerce is blessed and looking forward to a terrific Memorial Day – Horned Toad Weekend!

Beer Garden: The Lion’s Club Beer Garden will be in full bloom. The ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) rules will be in full force and the location is moved back to the right field grassy area, where it was previously for many, many years.

Please no alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park. This means no ice chests.  If you wish to drink alcohol at the Derby, you must purchase the alcohol from the Lions Club on site and consume it in the garden.

Discount Derby Vouchers available at the Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce office, Avenal Lumber and Hardware, Coalinga Ace Hardware, Coalinga Floral and Gifts, Coalinga Thrift Store, Faith Christian Academy, Fastrip, GTS Tax and Insurance, Ice Bucket-Chevron, Mr. Reynosa Appliance’s, R-N Market, Plants and Things, Save A Lot, and Save Mart. $25 all day ride bracelets, valid for one per person per day.

80th Horned Toad Derby T-shirts for sale in the Chamber Office:   Sasser’s Specialties did an amazing job, $15 for all sizes and we have great selection of colors and sizes.

Coalinga’s Annual Derby Parade Applications due in the Chamber office by Wednesday, May 18.

Toad Race applications cost $25 per Toad and applications are due Friday, May 13.

9th Annual West Hills College Coalinga Athletic Horned Toad Golf Tournament: Monday, May 30, shotgun start at 8:15 a.m., at the Lemoore Golf Course, 350 Iona Avenue. For more information, please call Mark Arce: 934-2455.

Memorial Day Ceremony: Monday, May 30, 9 a.m. at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. This event is sponsored by the V.F.A.

Thank you to our sponsors: Chevron, Budweiser, Aera Energy, Adventist Health, PG&E, Mid Valley Disposal, Coalinga-Huron Recreation and Park District and Union Bank. Our live entertainment is going to be awesome this year.


Chamber Corner 4/22/16

Derby News: There is still time to join the Horned Toad Derby Queen and Princess race. Applications are available in the Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce office. The winners are based solely on the number of ride bracelet vouchers sold. Ticket vouchers cost $25 per person, per day for unlimited rides. Competition ends May13.

Beginning Friday, April 29, Discount Bracelet vouchers will be available at the following locations Avenal Lumber and Hardware, Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce Office, Coalinga Ace Hardware, Coalinga Floral and Gifts, Coalinga Thrift Store, Faith Christian Academy, Fastrip, GTS Tax and Insurance, Ice Bucket Chevron, Plants and Things, R-N Market, RC Baker Museum and Save Mart Supermarkets. The vouchers cost $25. They are good any day for one per person, per day. They are nontransferable.

NEW Beer Garden location: The Lion’s Club Beer Garden will be in full bloom and relocated to the right field fence line of Vets Field. The Beer garden has expanded thanks to Police Chief Salvador, CHRPD and the Coalinga Lion’s Club. The ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) rules will be in full force.  Must be 21 and over to be in the garden. All patrons must show ID upon entering. No exceptions.

Please understand that no alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park. This means no ice chests.  If you wish to drink alcohol at the Derby, you must purchase the alcohol from the Lions Club on site and drink in the beer garden.

The proceeds from the beer garden goes back in the Lion’s Club projects such as the community Christmas tree lights, the Christmas parade, scholarships, glasses and so much more. Having a beer garden makes it easier for our law enforcement to provide security for the event, and it allows those people who do not wish to participate in the garden to have a terrific time at the Derby as well.

80th Horned Toad Derby T-shirts for sale in the Chamber Office:   $15 each. Size youth medium- 3xl. Tax included.

Coalinga’s Annual Horned Toad Derby Memorial Day Parade Applications in the Chamber office. Due date is May 18.

Horned Toad Race applications. The cost is $25 per Toad and the races are filling up!

Thank you to our sponsors for making the Derby a better event: Union Bank, Budweiser, Chevron, Aera Energy, Adventist Health, PG&E, Mid Valley Disposal, and Coalinga Huron Park and Recreation District. Without sponsors Derby would not happen!

Advertise your business at the Derby on the Jumbo Tron plus daily commercial announcements from the Olsen Park Stage. Back by popular demand this is a great way to advertise your business too many who come from near and far.  Cost is $250 includes Jumbo Tron ad, commercial ad, and a toad in the Business race. Space is limited and filling up. Please the Chamber 935-2948 for more information.


Chamber Corner 4/18/16

Discount Bracelets ON SALE April 29

You can purchase discount bracelet vouchers beginning Friday, April 29 at the following locations Avenal Lumber and Hardware, Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce Office, Coalinga Ace Hardware, Coalinga Floral and Gifts, Coalinga Thrift Store, Faith Christian Academy, Fastrip, GTS Tax and Insurance, Ice Bucket Chevron, Plants and Things, R-N Market, RC Baker Museum and Save Mart Supermarkets. The vouchers cost $25. They are good any day, one per person, per day.

If you have tickets or vouchers from previous years, you can use those too. Tickets and bracelets will be sold at the park. Bracelets for unlimited rides are $30 at the park. Tickets will cost $1 for 1 ticket, $23 for 25 tickets and $70 for 80 tickets. Each ride takes between 3-5 tickets.

Thank you to our sponsors for making the Derby a better event: Budweiser, Chevron, Aera Energy, Adventist Health, PG&E, Mid Valley Disposal, and Coalinga Huron Park and Recreation District.

Entertainment for the weekend begins Friday night with Hard Times, Classic Rock N Roll, followed by Jeremy “Elvis” Pearce and the Memphis Sound. Saturday brings Doc Thurston and the Blue Grass Band, R Buckle Road Band, offering country western music at its best followed by the hottest 70-80’s cover band in L.A., The Trip.

Sunday brings a great variety of entertainment and bands beginning at 2 p.m., all happening on the Budweiser Stage.

Monday we are going “old school” with sack races, Tic Tac Toe relays, tricycle races, water balloon tosses, and a Wiskerino Competition.

In addition, on Monday only, we will have a nonperishable food drive, if you bring 2 nonperishable food items to the Chamber trailer we will give you two free ride coupons. One donation per person and while ride coupon supplies last. We got this Coalinga! There is something for everyone!

Horned Toad Derby Queen and Princess Applications are available in the Coalinga Area Chamber of Commerce office. The winners are based solely on the number of ride bracelet vouchers sold. Ticket vouchers cost $25 per person, per day for unlimited rides. They are nontransferable. Queen and Princess Signups sheets are in the Chamber Office. Competition runs from April 18- May13.

Business of the week:

Sequoia Packing Co., LLC packing and supplying the western United States and world’s garlic needs. Keep up the good work.

St. Philips Anglican Church welcomes all to Sunday Worship. Please call 935-12888 for more information. They are located on the corner of Monroe and Coalinga streets.

Me-n-Ed’s great food, awesome specials, with an amazing salad bar, stop by 285 E. Elm Avenue and enjoy a delicious meal while you catch a game on one of the many big screen televisions.

Franklin Construction will help you fix, remodel or construct your project to your specifications. You will be a happy customer with the quality and service provided. Call 935-1939 to schedule your appointment.