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Cowboy Christmas Arrives Saturday

POSTED November 24, 2009 3:56 p.m.

The 17th Annual Cowboy Christmas Gift and Craft Show will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Gene Bianchi Community Center in downtown Oakdale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“We have about 65 exhibitors this year,” said Christie Camarillo, Executive Director. “And about 50 percent of them are new to the show. We’ve drawn interest from exhibitors as far away as Red Bluff this year and there will be a good variety of items from western art, furniture, apparel, jewelry, and much, much more.”

Cowboy Santa will also make his appearance and the kids won’t want to miss his grand entry at 11 a.m. when he rides his horse up to the Community Center. He’ll be available for photos until 3 p.m. Stop by the Cowboy Museum before Nov. 28, to pick up your Santa Bucks, which is a coupon for $5 off your Santa photo package.

As an added bonus this year, Otis Rosasco will be signing copies of his book, “Early Day Tuolumne County Cattleman, 140 years of Rosasco Ranching,” which is now available. Rosasco will be on hand to personally autograph copies of his book during the Cowboy Christmas Gift and Craft Show at the Cowboy Museum booth from noon until 2 p.m.

The Cowboy Museum recently honored the Rosasco family at the museum annual dinner and auction in September for their contribution to the local ranching history.

Books will sell for $25 for Museum members and $30 for non-members.

Camarillo added, “We’re also excited to be a part of the city sidewalk sale, which is the same day and will kick off the holiday shopping season. We hope to see all kinds of shoppers out on Saturday to support the ‘Buy Oakdale, Because It Matters’ campaign on behalf of the Oakdale Chamber and its merchants.”

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