Outtakes: Folsom & El Dorado Hills
Feb 10, 2017 10:37AM
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Folsom Christmas Classic 5k/10k Walk/Run and Santa Run
December 17 // Lembi Park, Folsom
This third annual event had walkers and runners of all ages putting on their jingle bells for a festive morning of fitness and fun. Christmas carolers, free hot chocolate, Santa and a festival area greeted runners and walkers as they crossed the finish line. Proceeds benefited Keaton Raphael Memorial, which raises funds for children with cancer and their families.
1 Folsom Lake College baseball players 2 Jake and Kane Furey 3 Susan and Lauren Simin 4 Team Flaky Friends
Christmas is for Kids Toy Drive
December 3 // Denny’s, Folsom
The Cappuccino Cruisers’ 22nd annual toy drive included over 150 classic cars, photos with Santa and his elves and more. Volunteers from the Folsom Police Department donated items like Christmas trees, bicycles and toys to their Helping Families Christmas program.
1 Folsom Police Department volunteers, Santa and the Cappuccino Cruisers with the donations 2 Challengers Club Members: Johnny Perez, Dennis Stinnett and Mark Pleinis 3 Santa’s Special Elves
Photos by Ray Marchese
December 6 // Holiday Inn Express and Suites, El Dorado Hills
At this annual gala, the El Dorado Hills Endowment Cabinet of the El Dorado Community Foundation applauded and awarded eight local nonprofits with grants for various programs and services that benefit residents of El Dorado Hills. Grants are made possible through the generosity of the Endowment’s donors, including those who participated in the annual Buy a Day of Hope Golf Tournament.
1 Sue Hawkes from the El Dorado Hills CSD Foundation with El Dorado Hills Endowment Cabinet Chair Shelbi Bennett 2 PJ Carlson and Susan Tyler from Assistance League of the Sierra Foothills with Shelbi Bennett 3 Steven Clark, Scott Vail and Elena DeLacy from American River Conservancy with Shelbi Bennett 4 Joy Knight and Brenda Frachiseur from Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Dorado County with Shelbi Bennett 5 Nicole Crain and Sarah Connor from Hands4Hope with Shelbi Bennett
Photos by Dante Fontana
Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3 // El Dorado Hills Town Center, El Dorado Hills
The El Dorado Hills Town Center’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting, held in partnership with the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, included a merchant open house, live entertainment, games, food, beverages, and Santa lighting the tree with magic glitter.
1 Ezra and Tonita Otero, with Ed and Nancy Naranjo 2 Lisa, Ryan, Jax and Jace Gregerson 3 Crystal Steenblock, Natalie Buerki and Emily Barwig
Photos by Emily Barwig
Santa Run Finale
December 17 // El Dorado Hills
For 53 years, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department and El Dorado Hills Firefighters’ Association have been celebrating the Santa Run where the man in red and the association “elves” lead a parade of fire engines and elf mobiles throughout El Dorado Hills, Rescue and Latrobe gathering donations for Toys For Tots and the El Dorado County Food Bank.
1 Mark Ali, Gregory Durante, Larry Fry and Todd Thalhamer 2 Lantz Burvant, Jeff Genovese and John VanDalen 3 Mike Gygax, Mike Roppolo and Matt Eckhardt 4 Santa, Mrs. Claus and Dave Roberts
Photos by Alastair Brady
Wild Nights and Holiday Lights
December 17 // Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary
This family-friendly event included a unique opportunity to see zoo animals after dark, along with an enchanted forest of 50 lit trees, visits with Santa and Santa “Paws,” rides on the Starlight Express train, carolers, seasonal refreshments and more.
1 Bobby, Tayler and Henry Clayton with Jace Reeves 2 Robin Bienias and Lahana Hansen 3 Cole and Dan Newman 4 Loria Nguyen and Lily Pham
Photos by Judy Bujold of Captured Moments
Breakfast with Santa
December 3 // EDHCSD Gym, El Dorado Hills
Over 450 attendees—including kids dressed in Christmas pajamas—enjoyed pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee; while little ones visited with Santa and made holiday-themed arts and crafts.
1 Austin, Mason and Collin Bracci visit with Santa 2 Penny Siegfried 3 Santa with Mia Marcale 4 Dean, Ella and Graham Anderson
Photos by Nicole Foley
El Dorado Hills Chamber Holiday Luncheon
December 7 // Sienna Restaurant, El Dorado Hills
Members of the El Dorado Hills Chamber had their final luncheon of 2016 and got into the holiday spirit with a buffet, networking and games.
1 Douglas Scott, Kelsey Nosworthy, Ernie Coughlin, Steve Irwin, Cheryl Platz and Judy Bujold 2 Darrell Sutton (front left), Debbie Sutton (back left), Christine Librach (back right) and Todd Daley (front right) 3 Kate Castor, Carrie Vawter-Yousfi and Bill Adams 4 Brenda Daley and Gina Barrick
Photos by Charlene Lane of Charm Photography