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June 2017

Spring Into Summer Parade Promotional Graphic
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San Mateo Summer Marches In On Saturday, June 10th

San Mateo summer is on the horizon — school is letting out, the days are growing longer, and excitement is brewing as spring turns into summer!

Spring Into Summer Parade Promo GraphicAnd, there’s no better way to kick-off a San Mateo summer of fun and freedom than with the Spring Into Summer Parade. Make your way to the San Mateo County Fairgrounds on Saturday, June 10th to join the mile-long extravaganza of floats, bands, and festivities. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m., starting at Franklin Parkway, continuing along Delaware Street, and ending at the San Mateo County Fair.

An Exciting Line-up Awaits!

Marching bands, floats, local dignitaries, costumed characters, performing groups, and community organizations—the Spring Into Summer Parade won’t disappoint. The procession includes a festive San Mateo summer float by San Mateo city employees, representatives from the 101st Airborne, Stormtroopers, Minions, Los Trancos Woods Community Marching Band, and Cheer San Francisco.

There is also a great variety of local businesses and community groups including the San Mateo Mother’s Club, Lions Club of the Peninsula, Core Taekwondo, San Mateo United Homeowners Association, and San Mateo Police Activities League.

Don’t miss the parade

This family-friendly event will jump start the County Fair and highlight the things that make San Mateo a great community. “It will be a day of fun and festivities for our San Mateo families and children,” stated Councilmember Maureen Freschet. Don’t miss the fun!

San Mateo Summer continues with these fun community events

  • The San Mateo County Fair also opens on Saturday, June 10th and will take place through Sunday, June 18th.
  • The Central Park Music Series begins on June 22nd with Native Elements. This community favorite continues through August 17th
  • The Citywide Yard Sale returns for its third year on July 22nd. Registration opens on June 12th — the first 200 people to register will receive a free “Yard Sale” lawn sign and we will promote the event on KGO and KFOG radio in addition to newspaper advertising.
101st Airborne Deployed Troops 2015
Community

The 101st Airborne Says “Thank you, San Mateo!”

The San Mateo community continues to show tremendous support to our adopted unit, 1/327 Alpha Company 101st Airborne. The recent care package drive organized by the San Mateo City Clerk’s Office is a great indication of your dedication to our troops. Your contributions of snacks, books, movies, personal hygiene products, letters, artwork, and monetary donations were appreciated by the brave men and women stationed in Djibouti, Africa.

Letters of Thanks from the 101st Airborne.

Our adopted troops were excited to receive the care packages and sent several letters of thanks and gratitude to the San Mateo community. The two letters below are examples of how much these care packages mean to our soldiers.

Dear San Mateo,

Thank you for everything you sent to all of us and taking the time to put it all together. I also appreciate all the letters you sent. You have no idea how much it means to us when we receive your letters and read all the nice supporting things you have to say. I hope to come visit San Mateo some day in the future and come give all of you a personal thanks and tell you how happy I was to receive your package. You guys are the best.

Sincerely,

SPC Robert “Bob” Immenshuh

Another one recognizing the kids and our city volunteers

Dear Kids and Volunteers of San Mateo,

Thank you for the care package and all of the goodies. Getting the package and what was inside sure put a big smile on my face. Your letters and very good artwork made it easier here from all the care and thought put into each and every one. I am so glad and thankful for all the support from you all. Thanks again for everything.

With much gratitude,
SPC Tyler Betts

Continue Sending Boxes of Cheer and Good Wishes

Just in time for the Fourth of July, the City  Clerk’s Office is at it again – organizing a Red, White, and Blue Care Package Drive to reach our troops for the most patriotic of holidays. If you would like to participate please send donations of money, snacks, personal hygiene products, or write letters to our troops by June 14th. Your contributions can be submitted to the Clerk’s Office.

More information about the Red, White, and Blue Care Package Drive and San Mateo’s relationship with the 101st  Airborne is available on the city’s website.