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Valley Home News 7-12-23
Winnie Mullins

Important meeting: Remember Wednesday, July 12 is our Valley Home MAC meeting. It will follow up on the noise issues and the dogs running loose killing people’s pets. Mosquito Abatement will be here to answer your questions and share advice. The meeting will start at 6:30pm and will be at the school gym or across the street at our Valley Home community park. Fire, CHP, Sheriffs, Supervisor Condit, and other county officials will be here to answer your questions. I hope you all will be able to attend this important meeting!


Thursday, July 13, our Fire Department will have its monthly meeting. This month the meeting will be held in Knights Ferry at the community hall. The meeting will start at 10am. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Next month the meeting will be back here in Valley Home.


It’s Fair Week! I am sure for many of you this week brings back many happy memories. This year our young people, our older people, and all ages in between will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of our Stanislaus County Fair from July 7 through July 16. 4-Hers, FFA students, and Grange have been working very hard, raising and caring for their animals for several months. If you have the time please go by the barns and visit these hard-working kids! They definitely deserve a pat on the back. I am hearing that the rides at the Fair are fantastic this year. Expensive … but fantastic! There is tons of delicious food and frosty cold drinks all throughout the fair. Be sure to go by the gardens and exhibit buildings … So many great things to see. Each night there will be concerts on stage at the fair. During the run of the fair there will be Truck Tractor Pulls, Rodeo, Motor Cross, Monster Trucks, Demolition Derby, and so much more (a separate price applies to these events); there really is something for everybody!

Fair week is a special week, please remember how hard our young people work to bring the very best animals to the fair. Please consider supporting our Grange, our 4-H, and our FFA students if you can! Remember, our young people count on us to support them and encourage them. Hope to see you there!

The Fair Livestock Auction will be held Saturday, July 15. Swine will sell at 8 am; Poultry, Rabbits, Meat Goats, and Sheep will sell at 9 am; Champion Swine will sell at 10 am; and Champion Meat Goats and Sheep will sell at noon. Please be sure to call the Fair for more exact times, especially if you would like to support an exhibitor of Beef, Dairy or breeding projects, please call for show times and sales times; I do not have these times.


As always you may reach me by email at or by telephone at 209-985-5233.

Until next time, “Happy Trails to All!”