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Happy Thanksgiving from the Harrison Family!
The Harrison Family wishes you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving! As
we enter the holiday season, we reflect on the things for which we are
most grateful. Primarily among them are our customers and employees who
make it all happen with great customer service. We are very proud of all
of our employees who have made our 84 years in business possible.
We hope you have a wonderful time with
your loved ones and eat to your heart's content. But Thanksgiving
means more than just a large shared meal with family and friends. It is a
time to stop and think about how fortunate we are to live and work in a
country that allows us so much freedom.
In addition, we thank members of our
military for protecting our freedom, especially those serving our
country overseas. We wish them a safe Thanksgiving and a speedy return
Again, here's to a Happy Thanksgiving for you and the ones you love!
Ralph, Jim & Myron Harrison
Gala & Auction Benefits 'Superheroes in the Making'
served as corporate sponsor at the gala and auction and the Harrisons
were out in force, with 33 family members attending, led by President
Ralph Harrison and Vice President Myron Harrison and their wives Jenny
and Sharon. They were among the more than 200 supporters who enjoyed the
cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions and musical
David Harrison and his wife Sandy also attended. David is on the club's
Board of Directors and co-chaired this wonderful event that raised about
$140,000, according to club CEO Patti Birmingham.
more than 3,500 local kids and their families at four club sites
throughout Ventura, giving them, as the B&GCGV motto says, "A
Positive Place for Kids." Many of the kids, dressed in their favorite
superhero outfits, greeted guests as they arrived.
To learn more how you can help this worthy and vitally important nonprofit, call 641-5585.
Harrison Reaches 'Zero Waste' Again at California Avocado Festival
For the sixth consecutive
year, we placed yellow-lid recycling barrels around the festival
grounds specifically for disposed food waste and paper products. The
materials were delivered to our strategic partner Agromin
, which is undertaking a pilot food waste program.
The barrels with the blue
lids were for recyclables such as aluminum cans, glass bottles and
plastic materials along with non-food trash. These materials were sorted
at our other strategic partner, Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
Donald Sealund, Harrison Industries
food waste coordinator, reports that 3.41 tons of food waste and 11.27
tons of mixed recyclables were collected and diverted from our
Harrison employees Cody
Harkman and Dean Colmenero were Donald's main helpers. They were on site
four days, setting up on Thursday and working all three days of the
festival. The Harrisons and I thank them for their dedication.
Thanks also to the 100,000-plus festival-goers who did their part by placing materials in the correct barrels. Good job!
16th Annual 'Taste of Ojai' Benefits Ojai Valley Students
More than 500 people attended the "Taste of Ojai"
event at the golf course's picturesque 10th green. The event featured
delicious appetizers, gourmet foods and desserts, and beverages from a
variety of celebrated restaurants, caterers and wineries in the Ojai
Valley. There also was live entertainment, dancing, and a new silent
auction with very special gourmet items, unique local art and Ojai
I attended this wonderful event and can vow to its success. Harrison Industries
is a "Very Special Donor" of "Taste of Ojai"
that supports the Rotary Club of Ojai Educational Foundation. The
Rotary Club of Ojai and its Educational Foundation have raised nearly $1
million over the last two decades with "Taste of Ojai"
being their primary fundraising event.
Nearly $70,000 in
scholarships is awarded each spring to Ojai students for fall enrollment
at a recognized college, university, community college or technical
school, with over 300 scholarships awarded to date. In addition each
year more than $30,000 in community grants are awarded to Ojai schools
and non-profit organizations.
Economic Forecaster Has Good News for Ventura County
Ralph Harrison, Vice President Myron Harrison, General Manager Lynn
Harrison, Controller Mike Marostica, George Harrison, general manager of
Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station
and I were among area community and business leaders who attended.
was overall very positive. He said a booming labor market that has
created jobs for nearly everyone who wants one should drive salaries
higher next year in Ventura County and keep the recession at bay. He
added that county residents are working and spending money again, which
has provided economic stimulus that should carry through 2017.
building in the county to gradually increase and median home values to
surge, which, however, will make it difficult to recruit and retain
Overall, good economic news, for sure.
Ex-Eagles Lead Guitarist Don Felder Headlines Health System Benefit Concert
Several members of the Harrison family attended the Oct. 22 concert at
Ojai's Libbey Bowl featuring former Eagles lead guitarist Don
Felder and his former
bandmates are members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with five
number-one singles, six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards and
six number-one albums. The Eagles were one of the most successful
musical acts of the 1970s, and at the end of the 20th century, two of
their albums, "Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)" and "Hotel California"
were ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S.
Felder played several Eagles hits, but he brought down the house with "Hotel California," which he also co-wrote.
It was a great dinner and concert!
Harrisons Congratulate Local Election Winners
Congratulations to our newly elected members to the city councils of
the local cities we serve, as well as those locally who participated in
races at the county and state levels. We look forward to continuing to
provide your constituents with trash and recycling service that is
second to none. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us
know. We're here to serve.