What a picnic!
We DID meet our neighbors and were welcomed by some local dignitaries. Thanks to Mayor Lee Brand, Supervisor Sal Quintero. Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula, Fire Chief Kerri Donis and FPD SW District Commander Captain Mark Salazar. We include them all as friends of Chinatown.
What a tremendous effort by the Fresno Fire Department. Besides offering their facility, they kicked in for cleanup. And then there’s Robert Castillo, FFD Public Information Officer. He served on the committee from the start, as well as doing all the barbecuing and bringing tables, chairs and supplies.
This would not have happened without the tremendous help of our CFF board, especially Morgan Doizaki, June Stanfield and Barbara Wilson. And we owe so much to Meet Your Neighbors chair, and volunteer, Gloria Flores. Also thanks to Clay Gilpin, Enrique Reade and Yuji Ishibashi.
No event works without sponsors. We’re very grateful to our Meet Your Neighbor sponsors.