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June 7, 2011 > Letter to the editor: Olive Festival takes a breather

Letter to the editor: Olive Festival takes a breather

Over ten years ago, Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce held their first Olive Festival. Since then, this event, held in the quaint, pristine setting of Mission San Jose, has evolved into an annual tradition. Each year it has grown to include arts and crafts booths, olive merchandise vendors, food demonstrations, wine tasting, a car show, children's play area, live music, prizes, food and drink. This year, the Olive Festival is taking a well-deserved vacation, with plans to return in 2012.

This hiatus will give those who make the event possible and successful - sponsors and volunteers - a chance to take a breath and investigate our options to create a bigger and better event next year. Even though we have taken a bit of time off, there is still a lot to do in preparation for 2012, so we are actively seeking sponsors and volunteers. Please visit our website (msfchamber.org) or email our president, Gael Stewart (Gael@fremontcoffee.com) and leave a message if you can help.

Mark your calendars now for the Olive Festival on the first Saturday of October next year... October 6, 2012.

Have a memorable summer and remember to join us at our Christmas Tree Lighting on December 3 for live music, hot chocolate, cookies and, of course, Santa Claus along with other surprises.

Mission San Jose Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the community for years of support - we are small but mighty!

Bob Tavares
Board Member

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