Editor's View: Marilyn, Sutter Middle in the spotlight

By: Don Chaddock, Telegraph Managing Editor
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Last week, yours truly along with some city officials, boarded the Skagit rail car and headed out to see the new Folsom city limit sign on Placerville Road out beyond White Rock Road.

The Feb. 28 excursion marked the official expansion of the city’s borders.
The annexation was approved in January. For the full story, see page A1.

Culinary event coming

Get your tickets now for the International Culinary Cookoff happening 2 to 6 p.m., March 18, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma St., Folsom. Tickets are $25 per adult and $10 for children. You can purchase regular adult tickets from any member of the Rotary Club of Historic Folsom, the Folsom Telegraph office at 921 Sutter St. or online at

Expect to find entertainment, great food provided by up to a dozen restaurants and caterers and a silent auction. Each ticket also receives one drink token.
Funds raised benefit the Folsom Play for All park, third-grade dictionary project,

Twin Lakes Food Bank and Powerhouse Ministries, as well as other charitable projects undertaken by the club.

Marilyn sighting

Marilyn Monroe has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Of course, I’ve always been fond of the curvaceous leading lady. “Some Like it Hot” happens to be one of my favorite films.

She’s also the subject of a fictional Broadway production in the new TV show, “Smash.”

Imagine my surprise when Marilyn made an appearance in Folsom (courtesy the lovely Veronica Stroud).

She was on hand to help raise money for the Kiwanis Family House during a recent meeting of the Folsom Lake Kiwanis.

The Kiwanis Club of Folsom Lake meets every Tuesday at noon at the Empire Ranch Golf Course. For more information, call President Guy Blair at (530) 933-0858.

Voting counts

We’ve received quite a few calls from parents of students at Sutter Middle School regarding the Samsung contest.

Residents are encouraged to go online and vote daily for the school because they could win $100,000 from Samsung. Sutter Middle is the only California school in the running and as of this writing, they are in second place. Voting closes at 9 p.m. our time on Monday, March 12.

To vote, go to

Reach Telegraph Editor Don Chaddock at