EMANUEL MEDICAL CENTER is sponsoring a celebration of Turlock’s Heritage with Food, Culture, Friends & Fun in Historic Downtown when Taste of Turlock: Heritage Festival takes place on Saturday, May 7th at 11am to 5pm.
Along with Taste of Turlock: Heritage Festive Global Sponsor, EMANUEL MEDICAL CENTER, and International Sponsors, Turlock Downtown and TurlockCityNews.com; Taste of Turlock 2011 National Sponsors donated toward the promotion of this event and includes: Turlock Youth Soccer Association (TYSA), Turlock Convention & Visitors Bureau, Dr. Antoine Varani, DDS at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Universal Jewelers, and the Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock.
Taste of Turlock went from a ticketed only food tasting event drawing approximately 600 people to a multicultural celebration in 2010 that saw about 4,000 to 5,000 people attend, and this year in 2011 the event looks to be transformed into the first ever Turlock Heritage Festival.
Mayor John Lazar made a proclamation at the April 12, 2011 Turlock City Council Meeting that this event would officially be recognized as “TURLOCK HERITAGE FESTIVAL” and he urged all citizens of the City of Turlock to participate in this multicultural, multigenerational event.
“We are excited by the amount of community involvement this year,” said Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association (TDPOA) Executive Director Trina Walley. “The cultural theme has taken this from a good event to a great event!”
There will be a lot to experience and savor during this walking tour of the downtown. People will enjoy cultural music & dance performances, children’s activities, art, exhibits, and the best food, appetizers, and wine & beverages from your favorite restaurants and vendors. While this community event will not have an admission fee, tickets will be sold for Tasting Wristbands needed to receive free samples from 30 participating restaurants and vendors.
Ongoing updates of Tasting participants and scheduled entertainment and activities will continue through advertisements, posters around town, flyers and www.tasteofturlock.com.
Submissions and nominations are being accepted for the first ever Turlock Heritage Festival King, Queen, Prince, and Princess.
People may enter themselves or accept nominations to be the Turlock Heritage Festival King, Queen, Prince, or Princess. People considered must be ages 16 to 21 for Prince/Princess and older than 21 for King/Queen, submit an essay on why they should be chosen, a photo, and three references to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off the information at the Turlock Journal office, located at 138 S. Center Street, by 5pm on April 29, 2011. People will be chosen based on the criteria of nominations, event volunteers’ screening, potential public voting, and community involvement.
Mayor John Lazar will present the chosen Turlock Heritage Festival King, Queen, Prince, and Princess at the Main and Center Street intersection to begin the festival at 11am.
Cultural groups interested thus far have been identified as American, Assyrian, Hispanic, Scandinavian, Portuguese, Indian, Historic Turlock, Agriculture, and Modern Culture. The event will also include some Swiss, Irish, Greek, and Italian participation. Cultural Block Sponsors include: Frost Bakery & Café, American Legion Rex Ish Post 88, B92.9 FM, Harder’s Print Shop, and Turlock Journal.
To participate in this event or for more information, please contact event Chair DJ Fransen at email@example.com or 209-678-7759.
This event will be admission free and open to the public while tickets for food & drink tasting wristbands will be pre-sold and sold at the event. Ticket locations and more information can be found on www.tasteofturlock.com.