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Two Community Events Focus On Past And Future

Two decidedly different events are scheduled this Saturday in Escalon, one featuring a look back at the community’s past and one which organizers hope bodes well for the future.

In terms of the past, the Escalon Historical Society Museum is hosting an Open House on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Open House will feature the unveiling of a recently installed 33-foot wall mural, redesigned displays in the museum and prizes. The museum is at 1630 Main St., and all are invited to this special event. There will be food, fun and history to enjoy.

Those bringing a guest or renewing their membership with the Historical Society will receive an extra door prize ticket. Also, if you are not currently a Historical Society member, sign up at the event for membership and receive a special gift.

Regular museum hours are Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the museum is also open for tours by appointment.

Looking to the future, organizers of the ‘Kindness Rocks’ project are encouraging residents to take time to be kind, to share good thoughts and move forward with respect and compassion.

As part of their effort, Kindness Rocks is hosting a special rock painting event on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Escalon Community Center. There will be rock painting, raffle drawings and prizes, drinks, snacks, music and fun for the whole family.

“Each of us can make a positive difference,” said organizers Tammy Blevins and Jamie Blanchard-Fontes, and it is with that mindset that they are offering the rock painting event, focusing on encouraging and uplifting messages, open to all in the community.

The Kindness Rocks project was originally created to “spread inspiration and a moment of kindness for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks” dropped at various locations around the community, according to event organizers.

Blevins added that organizers are very appreciative of the support from local businesses, with several contributing items for their drawings. Those include Cancun Restaurant, D’Boni’s Pizza, Donut Shack, Escalon Feed & Supply, Escalon Golf, MarVal Market, Modern Cuts, Oasis Nails & Spa, Planet Video and Sicily Pizza. Also donated were a Mary Kay Basket by Sonya Huff, Tupperware Basket by Sheila Stout, Scentsy Basket by Tammy Blevins and a Fall Wreath by Amy Ballock. Sheila Stout, Pam Galbreath and Sonya Huff were also noted for their time, effort and donations put in to helping prepare for the Saturday event.

All rocks will be provided – you can bring your own supplies to paint but they will also have supplies on site. There will also be Escalon Rocks shirts available for sale.