Raisin Harvest Festival
September 23 - 27th 2015
Plans are currently underway for our 104th Raisin Harvest Festival. "Raisin Day" as it is better known, celebrates Dinuba's Agricultural Heritage. This year our theme is "Riding the Rails of Agriculture" highlighting the early story of Dinuba and how the railroad helped our agricultural economy and was a catalyst for our town's early growth. We are bringing back some of the old-fashioned fun to engage the community and visitors in different events and displays this year. Our hope is to build on this and have a country fair atmosphere. We want to rekindle the spirit of those early Raisin Days that united the community, showcasing individuals, businesses, and organizations accomplishments while engaging in some good-hearted fun. We willl have a kids tent, exhibits, contests and old-fashioned fun and laughter as we take you back to a simpler time, when life wasn't so fast-paced and joy could be found with our family, friends, and a day in the park... "Celebrating Dinuba, Celebrating Raisin Day."
Interested in Participating? Vendor, Parade, Merchant and Sponsorship information can be downloaded and submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can bring it in or send to the
Dinuba Chamber office 210 North L Street, Dinuba CA 93618 or faxed to (559) 591-2712
Questions? Call Sandy or June 591-2707
Hope to see you there!
We are currently putting together our entertainment and event schedule line-up. Keep checking, you don't want to miss out on any of the fun happening at
Dinuba's Raisin Harvest Festival Sept. 23rd - 27th!
Ministerial Night Wednesday Sept. 23rd Music, Message and Give-aways
Youth Night Thursday Sept. 24th Entertainment by Local Schools and Youth Groups
Carnival Opens at 4 PM
Friday Sept. 25th Raisin Harvest Festival Opens at 4 PM
Food and Craft Booths, Information Booths, Entertainment, Carnival, Kids Activities,
Bake-off Competition, Art & Photo Display, Mr. & Mrs Potato Head Contest and More
Saturday Sept. 26th Kiwanis Breakfast 6 AM @ Dinuba Memorial Hall
Rotary Raisin Harvest Parade Begins at 10 AM
Raisin Harvest Festival Vendors Open at 10 AM
Entertainment, Carnival, and Activities begin at Noon at Rose Ann Vuich Park
Kids Zuchinni & Squash Racer Competition, Frozen T-Shirt Competition, Dinuba FFA Petting Zoo, and Zumba Demo and Lesson are just some of the fun happening.
Come by the Chamber Tent to see Raisin Day Historic Photos, Tackle some Raisin Trivia, Take a Spin to Win a prize, or Relax with a Free Massage!
I recently heard from a friend how Josh Culley went up and beyond his job as an insurance agent, helping this family with a gift for an unexpected funeral for their mom. The story touched me as it was told how even though my friend was no longer a client of State Farm, on hearing the news of loss of their mother, Josh had extended more than his condolences. A great kindness and compassion was shown for this former client and still good friend, from our local businessman Josh Culley, State Farm Insurance, located at 780 W El Monte Way, Suite C, Dinuba, CA. It made me feel good and proud of our chamber member and friend Josh Culley. He truly had been a Good Neighbor, in a time of need and great sorrow, he went above and beyond. So hats off from the Dinuba Chamber for showing great customer service and kindness and a heartfelt thank you for what you do on a daily basis to help families in our community with the challenges that life brings their way.
Josh has proven to be an asset to our community. His great work ethic and solid family and business values have been the reason for his growth and success as a State Farm agent. We are blessed to have him!
Josh's mission statement states "Our office exists for the benefit of our customers. It is their present risk that we are protecting them from, and their future dreams that we are helping them accomplish. We make this possible through the relationships we develop with them." Josh is truly living up to his mission statement and setting the bar high for Dinuba businesses to provide great customer service and go beyond the expected.
So if you are looking for insurance for your home, auto, life, or health coverage, let me suggest you give Josh Culley a call. If you already have insurance, give him a call for a comparison. If he can't save you money or provide something better he will tell you so. That is just how he is. While you are there ask him about State Farm's financial services and see if he can help you prepare for those future dreams.
Thanks Josh, keep up the good work!
Miss Dinuba 2015 First Runner-up Second Runner-up
Janna Miller Delilah Robledo Julianna Acosta- Swilley
Miss Dinuba Pageant
September 19, 2015
Our Miss Dinuba Pageant came off beautifully this past Saturday. Janna Miller, daughter of Jeff and Tricia Miller, was crowned Miss Dinuba. Janna was beautiful, her talent was speed painting, where she dazzled and engaged the audience with her talent and charm. Janna was also chosen by the contestants as Miss Congeniality.
Coming in as first runner up was Delilah Robledo, daughter of Robert and Mayra Robledo, who sang "Oceans" beautifully and wowed the judges with her answer to the impromptu question, showing her ease in front of an audience. Our Second Runner-up was Julianne Acosta-Swilley, daughter of Susan Acosta and the late Anthony Swilley, Julianna shared that her goal is to make it to Broadway and she delivered a Broadway worthy performance singing "Bring Him Home". All of the girls were beautiful, poised and talented, so the judges had a hard task coming up with a winner, because all of the girls were outstanding.
Cristy Myers, Pageant Director and her assistant Shirley Stormont, and the committee, Greg Olson, Marilyn Roberts, Vikki Halstead, Sherri Wolfe, Alina Gonzalez, Tayler Wolfe, Sandy Seitz, MaryJane Oliver, Mona Carrion, Kristyn Carrion, Kayla Carrion, and Florence Tuttle did a wonderful job putting the pageant together and working with the girls to get them ready. The Dinuba Chamber can't thank them enough for the dedication and volunteer hours they put in each year to make this pageant so successful.
Thank you to Dinuba Unified School District, Dinuba High School, the Presbyterian Church of Dinuba, Saenz Productions, and Signature Creations for your help and support with facilites, sound and photos.
If you didn't make it to the pageant be sure and come out to Raisin Harvest Festival at noon on Saturday to see the girls perform their talents, you will be blown away.
Congratulations to Miss Dinuba Janna Miller, 1st Runner-up Delilah Robledo, and 2nd Runner-up Julianna Acosta-Swilley and to all of the beautiful young ladies, who won us over with their beauty, poise, intelligence and talent! Great job!
Scenes from Miss Dinuba Pageant 2014