A Timeline of Historic Delano
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Historic Delano was founded in 2007 to put on a St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Since then, we have organized or assisted with dozens of events bringing thousands of people to Delano.
Here is a retrospective of the journey.
Nancy has these visions... No, not that sort of visions! She sees possibilities in situations and finds ways to make things happen. Just beware whenever you hear "I have this vision..."
It all started with a simple parade...
Delano Community Garden
Infinite Growth Opportunities established the Delano Community Garden at the downtown Senior Center in 2007. Historic Delano got involved in 2009 to help increase visibility and encourage participation in urban gardening.
First, the size of the garden was doubled and a few more above-ground planters were built. Then, a web page was created for the garden which has attracted several new gardeners.
The 2011 season included 10 gardeners and progress was made on several major projects. Thanks to New Covenant Church volunteers, the shed that was donated in 2010 has a new coat of paint and the posts have been set for a fence project coming up in the spring.
Continuing our trend... in October of 2009 we decided to do a Christmas Parade the first weekend in December. "It's just a parade, how hard can it be?" The parade attracted a good crowd of people in spite of the cold!
The Christmas Parade was the centerpiece of our Christmas in Delano event scheduled for the first weekend of each December. Alas, December is not good parade weather for spectators, participants or volunteers!
Christmas in Delano (without the parade) continued for several more years with a Holiday Open House, a Donation Drive, a Vintage Homes Tour, Holiday Lighting and Carolers & entertainment all day long ending at dusk with a clock tower lighting ceremony.
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