First of all, I know this is a library blog. And I know our library is an awesome thing that serves the entire San Joaquin County (except Lodi which has its own awesome library). I know. I know.
But today, I want to talk about my hometown, which just happens to be Stockton. Yep. Born and raised and very happy to be here.
The reason I want to talk about my hometown is that today -- October 5 -- there is a celebration happening on the Miracle Mile entitled Stockton is Magnificent from 12 pm to 3 pm. Looks like a lot of fun things going on and I'll definitely be heading over to partake in the festivities.
I love Stockton because, in many ways, it's still a small town. I love going anywhere in town and running into somebody I know. I love that people in this town have huge, generous hearts. If you don't believe me, let me remind you about what happened in 2012 when the Stockton Food Bank had only 7 frozen turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Record ran an article about this. In just a matter of days, people came out and donated turkeys. So for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Food Bank had 2,091 turkeys to share with the needy. From 7 to 2,091 in a matter of days. Did I mention that people in this town have huge, generous hearts?
I could go on and on about my beloved hometown. But I mostly wanted to let you all know about the big event happening today. And then I got a little side-tracked thinking of the many wonderful things I love about Stockton.
And that reminds me! My friends Gary Dei Rossi and Sue de Polo have written a children's book entitled San Joaquin County: A to Z. It's filled with great pictures and has lots of great information on the history, people, and landmarks of San Joaquin County. So if you're in the mood to learn more about our wonderful San Joaquin County, this is the book for you!
So I'm signing off now. Headed out for some fun community activities.