Bakers have a couple of weeks to brush up on their culinary skills for the 2009 Apricot Fiesta Baking Contest.
Local bakers can drop off apricot-themed baked goods between 5 and 5:30 p.m. May 23 at McAuley Ford, 250 N. El Circulo. Judging will be at 5:45 p.m.
Those who enter should bring the baked goods, a copy of the recipe used, name, address, phone number, and entry fee and an entry form for each submitted baked item.
Categories are: miscellaneous dessert, pies, cakes, cookies and bars. All baked goods must contain apricots.
A $5 entry fee is required for each baked item entered. A grand prize winner will receive cash, as will the first and second place winners in each category.
For information: Gwendolyn or Genevieve Valentine, 892-5544.
Challenge issued to fund fireworks
Karen Grischott Agundez has issued a neighborhood block challenge for the community to add to Apricot Fiesta coffers for fireworks.
After fiesta secretary Marilyn Hoobler asked for $1 from each person in Patterson to help pay for fireworks, Agundez and her friends donated money in the name of people in their neighborhoods. Agundez counted up the neighbors on her block and gave $23 to the fireworks fund for her 23 neighbors. Agundez’s daughter and friends also donated cash in the names of their neighbors.
Agundez said even though everyone is going through hard times it does not take much to come up with a little bit of cash for a fun night of fireworks.
To donate, call Hoobler at the fiesta office: 892-3118.
Parades go on as planned
Patterson Apricot Fiesta Parade and Fourth of July Parade organizers have announced the parades for both events will go on as planned.
The fiesta parade will begin marching through downtown at 10 a.m. May 30. The Fourth of July Parade’s time will be announced at a later date.
For information: Marilyn Hoobler, 892-3118.