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Honey Harvest Festival in Fillmore Also Features Barbecue
Ojai Wine Festival Raises Spirits & Funds for Rotary Projects
Angels Wine and Food Festival Raises $400,000 for Casa Pacifica
Harrison Sponsors Summer Exhibits at Carnegie Art Museum
Agromin Named 19th Senate District's Small Business of the Year
Golf Tournament on July 15 Benefits Kids in Santa Clara Valley
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Fillmore Honey Harvest Festival Also Features BBQ

Jim Harrison & Roger Campbell at the
                                                    Fillmore Honey
                                                    Festival
Jim Harrison and Former Fillmore Mayor Roger Campbell are ready to hand out awards for the Kansas City Barbecue Society competition.

The second annual California Honey Harvest Festival over Father's Day Weekend in Fillmore was a lot of fun and very educational too!

 

Not only did the thousands of festival-goers get to enjoy great music, a tasty barbecue and, of course, honey, many took advantage of a train ride to  Bennett's Honey Farm for a behind-the-scenes look at honey production. During the 30-minute ride to the farm, guests were treated to trackside demonstrations from actual beekeepers displaying how they smoke the bees in order to remove the frames so they can extract the honey and honeycombs.

 

Food Waste at the Fillmore Honey Festival
The Honey Harvest Festival was the first time Harrison recycled food waste at a Fillmore community event.

Harrison Industries was happy to be a major sponsor of the festival's barbecue and the Kansas City Barbecue Society competition that drew 36 California teams. First place went to Left Coast Q of Banning. Former Fillmore Mayor Roger Campbell chaired the barbecue contest and many local officials were on hand to enjoy the food.

 

The Honey Harvest Festival also marked the first time we recycled food waste at a Fillmore community event. It was a big success!

 

The Honey Harvest Festival benefits Autism Speaks, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and funding research into the causes, prevention and treatment of autism. 

Ojai Wine Festival Raises Funds for Rotary Projects

Ojai Wine
                                                  Festival If you love wine - red, white or both - you would really love the Ojai Wine Festival! 


Held for the 27th time at the shores of Lake Casitas, this year's festival on June 9 attracted about 5,000 people, who enjoyed the opportunity of sampling more than 250 varietals from 60 of California's award-winning wineries. The festival also offered attendees, including Ralph Harrison and his wife Jenny, a fantastic variety of 15 specialty beers as well as a selection of culinary delights from local restaurants. 


Ojai Wine
                                                  Festival Harrison Industries is happy to be a Community Gold Sponsor this wonderful event put on by the Rotary Club of Ojai-West where attendees also enjoyed a steady stream of rock-n-roll from Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries and Sergeant Pepper, a Beatles tribute group. Needless to say, there was a whole lot of dancin' going on!


Guests also were treated to a free boat ride on beautiful Lake Casitas.


Since 1987 the Ojai Wine Festival, which also features dozens of artisans and vendors showcasing their wares, has raised over $1 million to aid many important Rotary projects, particularly our hard-hit public schools as well as international clean drinking water projects and polio eradication programs worldwide. 


Angels Wine and Food Festival Raises $400,000 for Casa Pacifica

Harrison at the Casa
                                            Pacifica Food and Wine
                                            Festival 2013
Ralph and Jenny Harrison and Jim Harrison and Nan Drake enjoy the Casa Pacifica festivities.

More and more, the Central Coast is becoming "wine country." A week before the Ojai Wine Festival, Casa Pacifica held its 20th annual Angels Wine and Food Festival at California State University Channel Islands.

 

Several members of the Harrison family - including Ralph, Jim, Myron, Jenny, Sharon, Darren, Lisa, George, Danielle, Patti and Lynn - were among the 4,000 guests attending the festival. It raised about $400,000 for the Camarillo nonprofit that provides help for abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. 

  

More than 150 wine and beer vendors participated in this year's festival, along with over 85 food vendors representing some of the top restaurants, caterers and bakeries from throughout the Central Coast. I doubt if anyone left the CSUCI campus on June 2 hungry or thirsty. The event also offered great musical entertainment and what organizers called the largest silent auction in Ventura County.

 

What a wonderful time it was for such a worthy
cause!

Harrison Sponsors Summer Exhibits at Carnegie Art Museum

Carnegie art exhibit
L to R - Christine Morla, Susan Petty, Nan Drake and Suzanne Bellah, Director and Curator the Carnegie Art Museum, stand in front of Christine's Kaleidoscopic Gaze.

Love art? If so, pay a visit to the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard for its summer exhibits that run through Aug. 18.


Check out these exhibits: "Diffusion: Paintings of Blinding Light," light-struck seascapes by Kevin Short, and "Kaleidoscopic Gaze," mixed media paintings by Christine Morla. Both artists creatively demonstrate an appreciation for a cleaner environment and sustainability through recycling, so you can see why Harrison Industries is such an enthusiastic sponsor of the exhibits.


Both artists have deep California roots and have shown their works in many of the state's most prestigious galleries. Morla has also taught in several university art departments throughout Southern California, including California State University Channel Islands. She presently is chair of Oxnard College's Art Department.


Harrison sponsor banners at
                                        the Carnegie art exhibit The Carnegie Art Museum is located adjacent to Plaza Park in Oxnard at 424 C Street. It is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum also offers tours.


You can't beat the admission price: $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and students, and $1 for children 6 and older. Museum members get in free.


Learn more about the exhibit and the Carnegie Art Museum itself, a beautiful Neo-Classical building, by visiting www.carnegieam.org, or call 385-8157.

Agromin Named 19th Senate District's Small Business of the Year

Senator Hannah-Beth
                                              Jackson and Bill Camarillo
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson presents Bill Camarillo with the 19th California Senate District's Small Business of the Year award.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson has named Harrison Industries strategic partner Agromin as the Small Business of the Year for the 19th California Senate District. The district encompasses a majority of Ventura County and all of Santa Barbara County.

  

"This is a small but pioneering business," Jackson said. "I think it's a terrific example right here in our community of a small business. Small businesses are the backbone of our community."

  

Agromin CEO Bill Camarillo was on hand in Sacramento on June 10 to accept the honor, with 70 other businesses in the state. The ceremony was part of California Small Business Day, which has been observed since 2000 by the California Small Business Association.

 

Before 1993, most grass clippings, tree branches and leaves from your front and back yards ended up in local landfills. But, for the past two decades, our trucks have transported the yard waste from your home in the brown curbside container to Agromin.


Agromin uses cutting-edge technology to convert almost 380,000 tons of yard waste materials each year into its organic mulches, compost, wood chips and other products that naturally fertilize plants and trees. 

 

As Harrison and Agromin celebrate our 20th anniversary of success as partners in the "green" movement, we remain fully committed to helping our franchise clients reach the strict state mandates requiring 75 percent recycling by 2020. Some of our client cities have already reached that level!

Golf Tournament on July 15 Benefits Kids in Santa Clara Valley

B&G Club of Santa
                                          Clara Vally logo Love to golf while also supporting a great cause? Then join the fun at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley's 10th annual Golf Classic. It's Monday, July 15, at the Mountain View Golf Course in Santa Paula.

 

Harrison Industries is an enthusiastic sponsor of this four-person Scramble tournament that benefits thousands of kids in the Santa Clara Valley. The tournament starts at 12:30 p.m. but is preceded by a putting contest at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:15 a.m.

 

Mountain View Golf Course
                                        logo The entry fee is $200 per person and includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, raffle tickets, lunch and a gourmet buffet dinner following the tournament.

 

There are also sponsorship opportunities, so give Pearl Galvan of the B&GCSCV a call at 525-7910. Or email her at galvan@bgcscv.

 

Here's hoping you break out your clubs for a club that does so much good for so many boys and girls in our community!

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Nan Drake
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phone: 805-701-9809
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