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.