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Our View: Two great community events to support

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It’s a great week in Folsom to have fun and support two great entities in our city. This Friday evening, Tap Folsom returns to the Historic District. Then on Saturday it’s all about being healthy and wacky in the Wacky Dash at Rodeo Park.

Tap Folsom started five years ago and moved to the Historic District one year later. This event is well organized by the hard-working folks at the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.

Just when they got the dust settled in their office from the Folsom Pro Rodeo, the chamber staff went into overdrive to get down to business on Tap Folsom. This event will bring more than 40 craft breweries to the city and numerous food vendors.

Events like Tap Folsom take hard work, long hours and great dedication by those who present them. In this case it’s our Chamber of Commerce once again, working hard to bring fun activities to residents, tourism to the area and, most importantly, revenue to many of our surrounding businesses who reap the benefits. Surely, many nearby business owners will be offering specials for this night and draw potential customers their direction.

By attending Tap Folsom, you’re not only benefiting yourself by getting a great deal on tasting spirits and food. You are supporting our local Chamber of Commerce which thrives on the success of such events and is able to promote business, travel and commerce to this city. For those that are not a drinker, they even have designated driver admission, so you can still come join in the fun and mingle with the community. For more information about this event, go to tapfolsom.com.

On Saturday morning, the Folsom Parks and Recreation is presenting its fourth annual Wacky Dash at Rodeo Park, located at 200 Stafford Street.

Adults, children and everyone in between compete in very unique competitions throughout the day. This event is all about fun, it’s low pressure, and most people are laughing and having a good time throughout the two-mile course. 

The event features an obstacle course that has rope walking, climbing, running through tires and, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without a final sprint through the mud pit. In previous years, the animated rivalry among participants of all ages produced award-winning images for the Telegraph, seeing the event in person, or participating is even better.

This is an event put on by the Folsom Parks and Recreation Department by a dedicated staff that, much like the chamber, is not huge in size, but is enormous in spirit and dedication. They work hard to put this on for our city and our visitors. By participating in the Wacky Dash, you not only have the opportunity to get a commemorative medal, you have the opportunity to contribute to those that provide so much in our city. Fore more information or to sign up, go to folsom.ca.us.

Supporting events like this helps insure we have many great events to come, from concerts in the park on lush lawns to sports programs, leagues, classes and more. All of these cannot be funded by tax dollars, grants and fees alone. It takes us showing our support at these very special events.

The Folsom Telegraph is proud to be a partner with both the Folsom Chamber of Commerce and the Folsom Parks and Recreation Department in supporting such events. One of the most important aspects to the success of any special event is that the community knows about it and that is our job as your community newspaper.

- The Folsom Telegraph