Welcome to Ripon, CA

    Welcome to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is dedicated to promoting a striving business economy and being profoundly involved in the community. The Ripon Chamber of Commerce offers a wealth of benefits all designed to attract and support businesses. The historic town of Ripon is in the heart of the agricultural Central Valley, which is one of the largest industries today. Ripon prides itself on traditional values and offers access to many recreational activities. Walk the streets of Ripon's historic downtown, which offers unique antique shops, restaurants and clothing boutiques. 

53rd Annual Almond Blossom Festival RESULTS:
ABF Art Show
Art Category:
Best of Show:
Shirley Sharp "From the Garden"
1st Place: Shirley Sharp "Rising Storm"
2nd Place: Anne Endres "Callie Cat"
3rd Place: Corrie VanderHelm-Davis "Yosemite Chapel"
Honorable Mention:
Salvador Bailon "A Natural Resounding"
Shirley Brocchini "Tuscany"
Paris Douma "Northern Shore"
Anne Endres "Beagle"
Barbara Feichtmeir "Aspen Trees"
Mike Peral "Divinity"
Shirley Sharp "Summer at the Bay" & "The One that Got Away"

Photography:
Best of Show: Darlene Winchell "Awaiting a Solo"
1st Place: Marian McGlothlin "Whee"
2nd Place: Anna Barber "Tulip Farm Revisited"
3rd Place: Darlene Winchell "Time is Pearishable"
Honorable Mention:
Judy Baker "Owl"
Anna Barber "Foothill Orchards"
Barbara Kamps "City Scape" & "La Sirena"
Tim Kuesthardt "Peekaboo"
Shannon Kuhn "Flight over Blossoms"
Dennis McCoy "Volkswagen"
Margaret McCoy "Lady"
Marian McGlothlin "Ridin'"
Darlene Winchell "Mystic Oak"


ABF Baking Contest

Cakes:
Beginner:
1st Olivia Kahler - Almond Paste Cake
Junior: 1st Kali Spade - Almond Cake
Senior: 1st Amy Costa - Almond Cake

Breads:
Beginner:

1st Sage Peterson - Almond Chocolate Bannana Bread
Junior:
3rd Gianna Smith - Almond Honey Bread
Senior:
1st Ali LePage - California Loaf
2nd Linda Le Page - Cherry Almond Coffee Cake
3rd Amy Lee - Persimmon Bread

Cookies & Bars:
Beginner:

1st Aaron Biggs - Almond Butter Cookies
2nd Annie Wild - Grandma Jan's Spanish Cookies
3rd Sydney Yonker - Almond Cupcakes
Junior:
1st Natasha Smith - Holiday Almond Bars
2nd Madyson Valencia - Almond Joy Cookies
3rd Emma Dolieslager - Almond Blossoms
Senior:
1st Stephanie Biggs - Almond Sandies
2nd Laura Kahler - Almond Ice Box Cookies
3rd Aaron Hollandsworth - Buttery Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candies & Chocolates:
Beginner:
1st Madeline Curtis - Chocolate Almond Clusters
Senior:
1st Shannon Kuhn - Nutty Toffee

Pastries:

Senior:
1st Janelle Hedeguard - Triple Almond Sticky Buns
2nd Laura Kahler - Almond Paste Cake


ABF Diaper Derby
1st Place: Penelope Ann Llora -  (diaper cake, $75 gift card to Canal Street Grille, $25 gift card to Classy Nails)
2nd Place: Emmett Ayala -  ($50 gift certificate to Pizza Plus, $25 gift card to Classy Nails)
3rd Place: Eddison Ayala -  ($25 gift card to Once Upon a Child, $25 gift card to Classy Nails)


ABF Fun Run
 All results:
http://www.shadowchase.org/results/

1 Mile Race Over All:
1st James Garcia         05:01.3
2nd Ernesto Valencia    05:03.2
3rd David Morales        05:03.3

8K Race Over All:
1st Javier Maciel         28:01.0
2nd James Garcia        28:12.6
3rd Jason Noriega        28:15.7

ABF Parade 
Sweepstakes - $300 - Ripon Teachers Rock (Entry # 69)
Best Band - $200 - Livingston Middle School  (Entry # 26)
Best Float - $200 - Re/Max Executive (Entry #68)
Hometown Spirit - $100 - Girl Scout Brownie Troop 2131  (Entry # 21)
Most Entertaining - $100 - Tae Kwon Do (Entry # 28)
Equestrian Sweeps - $100 - Claudio Arroyo (Entry #41)


ABF Tractor Show


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