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Harrisons Passionate about Rods & Roses Car Show
Camarillo Fiesta Has Something for the Entire Family
Golf Tourney on July 14 Benefits Kids in Santa Clara Valley
Looking Ahead to the 69th Ojai Music Festival
American Cancer Society Gala to Help 'Finish the Fight'
Ojai's 'State of City and Education' Outlines Progress, Challenges
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Harrisons Passionate about Rods & Roses Car Show

Harrison Industries' Jimi Hampton (third from right) won a Merchant's Award from Rabobank for his 1964 Chevy Nova.

The Harrisons are passionate about classic cars and they showcased them at the 17th annual Rods & Roses Car Show in downtown Carpinteria on June 28.

Of the approximately 150 classic cars lined up and down Linden Avenue, four belonged to Harrison family members and another car was entered by a Harrison Industries employee.

George Harrison, general manager of Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station, earned a Merchant's Award for his 1969 Chevy Impala, and Jimi Hampton, our field supervisor for the Channel Islands Beach Communities and Naval Base Ventura County, also received a Merchant's Award for his 1964 Chevy Nova.

Lynn Harrison, general manager for Harrison Industries, displayed two of his pride-and-joys - a 1969 Chevy Camaro and a 1969 Pontiac Firebird - and Ted Harrison, our lead man in our Paint, Body and Container Shop, showcased his 1933 Ford Coupe Rat Rod.

Rods & Roses also included an Independence Day Parade, and Sales Manager David Harrison had the honors of driving the Harrison truck down the parade route. Joining David in the cab were his sons, 8-year-old Orion and 4-year-old Cameron. They had a lot of fun waving at parade-goers!

The Harrisons are happy to be a sponsor of this wonderful event that benefits "Carpinteria Cares for Youth" and other local youth organizations and service groups.

David Harrison, with sons Orion, 8, and Cameron, 4, drove the Harrison truck in Carpinteria's Independence Day Parade.
George Harrison, with his Merchant's Award for his 1969 Chevy Impala.

Camarillo Fiesta Has Something for the Entire Family

Camarillo Fiesta Old Town Camarillo is the place to be for music, food and fun for the whole family July 11-13 as the city celebrates its 50th year of incorporation with the Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair.

The event will feature about 200 craft and food vendors, carnival rides, a farmers market and the popular Rotary Beer Garden. Special activities include a Carnival Special Dollar Day on Thursday night when all rides cost just $1; a Friday Night car cruise of classic automobiles; the opening of the Camarillo Street Fair on Saturday; and a classic car show on Sunday. A Kids Fun Zone with pony and camels rides and a petting zoo will entertain the kids on all four days.

Music acts will include tribute bands to Willie Nelson, Carlos Santana, U2 and the British Invasion of the '60s. Other musical groups will play jazz, country, bluegrass, mariachi, funk, reggae, the blues, punk - you name it! The Camarillo High School band also will perform.

For times and dates of all musicals and other special events during the Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair, go to

Harrison Industries is a title sponsor for this fun event that benefits Camarillo schools, and we'll also be in charge of waste collection. And, please help us help the environment by placing trash and recyclables in the correct containers.

Golf Tourney on July 14 Benefits Kids in Santa Clara Valley

Boys & Girls Club
                                              of Santa Clara Valley's
                                              11th annual Golf Classic If you love to golf and you want to help a great cause, it's not too late to sign up for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley's 11th annual Golf Classic. It's Monday, July 14, at the Moorpark Country Club.

The four-person Scramble tournament benefits thousands of kids in the Santa Clara Valley. The tournament gets under way at 12:30 p.m. but is preceded by a putting contest at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:15 a.m.

The entry fee is $200 per person and this includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, raffle tickets, a goodie bag and a gourmet buffet dinner following the tournament. There will also be a live and silent auction held during dinner.

They're taking entries until this Friday, so call Pearl Galvan of the at 525-7910. Or you can email Pearl at She'll love hearing from you and kids throughout the Santa Clara Valley will thank you!

Looking Ahead to the 69th Ojai Music Festival

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The 68th Ojai Music Festival is in the books. Held June 12-15 at the beautiful Libbey Bowl, it presented a broad-ranging program that fully reflected the inventive musical mind of Music Director Jeremy Denk, a world-renowned classical pianist who also teaches at Mannes College The New School for Music in New York City.

While music by Beethoven, Mozart and Haydn set the framework for The Classical Style, the festival also showcased works by Janáček, Ives, Feldman, Ligeti, Schubert and Weill, plus works by distinctive fast-rising composers Timo Andres and Andrew Norman.

The concerts were spectacular, as always!

As a longtime corporate sponsor, Harrison Industries feels it's never too early to look ahead to the 69th Ojai Music Festival, set for June 11-14, 2015. The 2015 festival will be under the direction of world-renowned percussionist Steve Schick, music director of the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. It promises to be another spectacular show.

Next year's festival will celebrate 20th and 21st century composers, including works by 14 composers new to Ojai. It also will salute French composer, conductor and pianist Pierre Boulez, who has been Ojai's music director seven times, on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

To get a sneak peak at the 2015 Ojai Music Festival, go to its website at

American Cancer Society Gala to Help 'Finish the Fight'

Cancer Society Gala I hope to see you at Ventura Chapter of the American Cancer Society's sixth annual gala on Saturday, Aug. 9. The theme is "Finish the Fight!" and the gala will be held at the Air Force Commemorative Museum near the Camarillo Airport at 445 Aviation Drive.

The fun starts at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and tours of the museum.

Cancer affects millions of Americans of all ages. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by seeking to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

The Ventura Chapter does great work locally and Harrison Industries is an enthusiastic sponsor of this worthwhile fundraiser.

To learn more about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Ojai's 'State of City and Education' Outlines Progress, Challenges

Harrison Industries was a sponsor of the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce's State of City and Education breakfast on June 11 at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. It was a very informative morning, with most of the news being good.

The best news, Ojai City Manager Robert Clark told city business leaders, is that tax revenue related to tourism - Ojai's top industry - is rising at a steady rate. Increased city revenues coupled with grant funding the city has secured, Clark said, has allowed the city to commit to 16 capital improvement projects, including renovations at Sarzotti Park and the Ojai Valley Museum and the repaving of city streets.

The news wasn't so rosy from Hank Bangser, superintendent of the Ojai Unified School District, who reported a loss of state funding due to dwindling enrollment. As a result, teachers and staff members have had salaries cut in each of the last five years and building maintenance has suffered as well. Bangser will request that a bond measure or a parcel tax measure to help Ojai schools be placed on the November ballot.

A mixed bag of news, for sure. Overall, however, I'm encouraged at what I heard, and I am confident that Ojai's future remains bright!

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Nan Drake
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