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A Special Invitation – Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival – Signature Event Growing Stronger Each Year

On behalf of the Hughson City Council, I wanted to extend a special invitation to you for the upcoming Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival scheduled to take place in downtown Hughson on Saturday, April 29, 2017 (10am to 5pm) and Sunday, April 30, 2017 (10am to 4pm). This year’s event, will honor Former Mayor of Hughson, Mr. Dave Spears, and also remember Mr. Grant Jacobs, Former Mayor of Hughson and Former Principal of Hughson Elementary School. Last year, our annual festival came full circle and returned back to the spring with tremendous success through the tireless efforts of the Hughson Chamber of Commerce and support of local partners and the generosity of our amazing sponsors.

This year’s celebration will again provide many vendor options for festival goers to take advantage of including delicious food, healthy fruits and vegetables, unique arts and crafts, and many other selections. Live entertainment will be on hand both days featuring the Hughson High School Band, Sips and Salsa Dance Lessons, Jeramy Norris and the Dangerous Mood, River Rising Band, Gary Gervase and Kickstart, and Greg Scudder & the BEER 30 on the Main Stage and Casa Cultural Tradicionales, The Three Little Pigs Puppet Show and Silly String Band on the Stage 2. Please check www.hughsonchamber.org for specific days and times.

Some of the festival activities highlighted this year include: A Taste of the Central Valley Agriculture, Chili Cook Off by the Hughson Oilers Youth Football and Cheer (Saturday), Firemen’s Muster (Saturday), Pancake Breakfast by the Hughson Huskies Youth Football & Cheer (Sunday), and Car Show featuring Joe Medwick and the Funky Floorboards Band (Sunday). The Children’s Play Area (Kidz Zone), Make Your Own Ice Cream, Kiddie Tractor Pull, Pony Rides, Face Painting and Petting Zoo will also be on full display for youngsters and families to enjoy. The Hughson Boy Scouts, in partnership with the Hughson Squadron 872 of the American Legion Post, will also be conducting the Flag Retirement Ceremony (Saturday). Back this year by the Main Stage, The Barrel Room with the local Knights of Columbus and Bank of the West staff as your hosts will provide a selection of refreshing brews and sparkling cider. The Hughson Downtown Farmers’ Market will also be on hand, along with select vendors, to share information about the upcoming season on Thursday evenings in downtown Hughson from May 11, 2017 to September 28, 2017.

The historic Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival is an annual celebration that showcases the many fine things that the City of Hughson has to offer while showcasing our agricultural heritage. While in Hughson for the festival, take advantage of the Hughson Historical Society Museum Open House to learn more about the roots to this amazing community and its residents.

On behalf of my colleagues on the Hughson City Council, our City staff, local businesses, partners and our residents, we look forward to seeing you during the Hughson Fruit and Nut Festival weekend. Please come visit us to experience first-hand what our City has to offer. For more information, please visit the City’s new website at www.hughson.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Warm regards,

Jeramy Young
Hughson Mayor

Roadway Construction Projects

Three (3) major construction projects are underway in the City of Hughson! First, work is continuing on the Hatch Road and Santa Fe Avenue Signalization project with BNSF and Collins Electric making necessary improvements for the new railroad crossing arms to accommodate the widened intersection and install the traffic signal. Subsequently, the final pavement and lane striping will be put down to finalize the project. The project is expected to be completed in June 2017.

Additionally, work will commence in April to complete the Tully Road reconstruction project between Whitmore Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue.

Finally, the installation of curb, gutter and sidewalk on the south side of Fox Road between Tully Road and Charles Street is about 50% complete. This exciting project will provide greater access for students walking to and from school is expected to conclude in mid-May 2017.

Hatch Road OPEN

Construction activities will continue and the intersection will be open until the work requiring the closure can be rescheduled.  The City will provide more information as it becomes available. Should you have any questions, please contact Jaylen French, Community Development Director at 209/883.4054 or jfrench@hughson.org.

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