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California Area Chamber of Commerce Events

Below you will find detailed information about the events held by the Chamber.  Come join the fun at our next event.
Click on words that are underlined to be taken to an additional link.

Calendar followed by event information.

What's happening in the California, Missouri area?

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July

2020

 4th of July Parade by California Masonic Cemetery Assoc. & Fellowship Assoc.

Line up 9 am until parade starts at 10:30 am on Smith St. near Cargill. Ends at Moniteau County Fair Ground. No entry fee. 

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July

2020

4th of July Fish Fry following parade at the Gazebo behind the California Masonic Lodge

Gazebo on East South St. near end of parade route. Served to go only! $10 per person

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July

2020

16th Annual Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

Tee off at 8:30 am at California Country Club. Lunch at 11 am. Contact California Chamber office at 573-796-3040

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August

2020

Moniteau County Fair Parade

Parade starts at 5 pm. Lineup begins at 4 pm. 

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September

2020

Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival

California, Mo. 

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September

2020

Friends of the Moniteau County Library Used Book Sale

2nd floor of Library from 4-7 pm

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September

2020

Friends of the Moniteau County Library Used Book Sale

2nd floor of Library from
9 am - 5 pm

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September

2020

Friends of the Moniteau County Library Used Book Sale

2nd floor of Library from
9 am- 7 pm

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September

2020

Friends of the Moniteau County Library Used Book Sale

2nd floor of Library from
9 am-5 pm

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September

2020

Friends of the Moniteau County Libary Used Book Sale

2nd floor of the Library from
9 am- noon

Annual Golf Tournament

Typically the golf tournament is held the 2nd Wednesday in June
at the California Country Club. 
The 2020 golf tournament has been postponed with a new date of July 8th, 2020 with a tee time of 8:30 AM.
REGISTRATION FORM

 Tee Off Time at
8:30 am

 

 

Twenty teams enjoy the fun! 

 

 

 Cash prizes were awarded to top 3 teams, to Longest Putt, Closest to the Pin, 50/50 Drawing, and Last Place Team.

 

 

Local businesses sponsored holes, contributed food & beverages, and provided door prizes!

 

 

          Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival 

Always held on the 3rd Saturday in September.  See you again next year September 19, 2020.

BLT (Blog for Lifestyle and Travel) recently named the Ozark Ham & Turkey Festival as one of the “50 Fantastic Missouri Fall Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss” on their website. Please visit www.vacationsmadeeasy.com for more information!

Healthy 5K Walk Run:
                                Location:         Village Green Shopping Center
                                Registration:   6:45 AM
                                Walkers:           race starts 7:30 am
                                Runners:           race starts 7:45am

Eagles Aerie 4027 Ham Breakfast on Main St from 7 - 9 am.

Disc Golf begins at 9:00 am in Proctor Park.

"Anything Goes" Parade starts at 9:30 am.  Line up for the parade is on Smith St at 8:30 am.

Cars & More Show on High St from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Burgers' Smokehouse Country Store & video tour 8:00 am to 5 pm.

Kids' Corner located at the Post Office from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Plenty for the kiddo's to do - FFA Barnyard, Conservation Runge Nature Center Fish Display, Bounce House, games, and more.

Slice of Pie Sale at the Moniteau County Historical Society from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Flag Raising
at the Court House 11:00 am.

BBQ Contest and Washer Board Tournament held behind Commerce Bank at 11:00 am with entertainment provided by Bourbon Creek Band.

Longest turkey sub sandwich provided by Cargill located in front of Commerce Bank at 11:30 am.

North Stage sponsored by Burgers' Smokehouse and features California School Students from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

South Stage sponsored by Co-MO Connect and features the following acts:  The Burney Sisters from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm; Sheltered Reality Drum Line from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm; Abigail Rose & Dennis from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Wrapping up the day with a Figure 8 Competition located at the Moniteau County Fair Grounds and sponsored by California Rural Fire Auxiliary will get started at 7:00 pm.


Click on the links below to sign up for an event.



new for 2019
Christmas in Proctor Park

Light Up the Park

Christmas In Proctor Park, will make its debut in 2019 and is sponsored by the California Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of California.  This is the beginning of what we hope will be an annual event that will grow in size and popularity in the community and area.  Our mission is:  To enhance the spirit of Christmas in the communities by displaying lighted Christmas scenes created by our local businesses, churches, and organizations.

Pre-registration is necessary so plans can be finalized.  Please call the Chamber office, 573-796-3040, if your business, church, or organization would like to confirm your participation no later than Friday, November 1, 2019.  Spots will be assigned and participants notified of their location by Friday, November 22, 2019.

Light up the Park 2019

Christmas Parade

Held on the first Saturday of December. 
This year the date is December 7th, 2019 at 5:00 pm.
The theme is "Disney". 
The theme is only a suggestion you can certainly be creative a do your own thing.

HOME & BUSINESS DECORATING CONTEST
The Chamber Home and Business Decorating Contest will be taking place in December 9th through December 13th.

The judging will be done between 6-9 pm between Monday, December 9th and Friday, December 13th. Please have your lights on during these hours if you wish to be judged.

All homes in the city limits will be judged, but please call the Chamber office 573-796-3040 by December 9th to be guaranteed judging. Any residence wishing to be judged that is located outside of the California city limits MUST call the Chamber office before December 9th in order to be judged.

Prizes will be awarded to three winners in both categories. All businesses will be judged (including those displayed at Proctor Park) and the winner will receive the traveling Santa trophy!

Christmas Tree Lighting

float

City Fire

City Police

Frosty

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Annual Dinner & Business Meeting

The Annual Dinner is held on the 3rd Saturday in January.  The next annual dinner will be on January 16, 2021, location to be announced.  
Social Hour 5:30-6:30 pm
 Presentation of Awards 6:30- 7:00 pm
Dinner catered by Sweet Chipotle 7:00
Piccadilly Auction and Annual Meeting will follow the meal.

By attending you would experience:  live entertainment, social hour with hors d'oeuvres and bartender on site, an amazing dinner, short business meeting, Piccadilly Auction, announcement of the Business of the Year and Citizen of the year.

Annual Dinner

Dinner

2020 Menu
catered by Sweet Chipolte

Piccadilly Auction

lots of fun for all

Judy Barbour

2019 Volunteer of the Year

nominated by Chamber Board Members

Chelsea McGill

2019 Citizen of the Year

nominate a citizen for next year

Clenin Farm Supply 

2019 Business of the Year

nominate a business for next year

Items for Piccadilly Auction

Items for Piccadilly Auction

Items for Piccadilly Auction

Business of the Year

2019 - Clenin Farm Supply
2018 - Something Sassy
2017 - The Flower Shop
2016 - Mr. G's Liquour
2015 - Bond Pharmacy
2014 - Vision Health Eye Care
2013 - Evers and Co CPA's
2012 - Rackers Manufacturing
2011 - Bolinger Marketing
2010 - California Construction
2009 - Spielers' Inc
2008 - Proctor Lumber Co
2007 - Ken Vaughan & Son Const
2006 - Henley & Sons Const
2005 - Cal's Thriftway Inc
2004 - Burgher Haus
2003 - KRLL Radio



Volunteer of the Year
2019 - Judy Barbour
2018 - Sandra Ratcliff
2017 - Rita Hammerly
2016 - Linda Baer
2015 - Lisa Parry
2014 - Diane Eulinger
2013 - Brad Baer
2012 - Brenda Opel

Citizen of the Year

2019 - Chelsea McGill
2018 - Kenny Kunze
2017 - David & Beth Jungmeyer
2016 - Ilene Matheny
2015 - Judy Scott
2014 - Phil Lewis
2013 - Pam Green
2012 - Roberta Rothstein
2011 - Ann M Perry
2010 - George Shelley
2009 - Richard Schroeder
2008 - Patricia Kay
2007 - James L Martin
2006 - Paul Bloch
2005 - The Rohrbach Brothers
2004 - Norris Gerhart
2003 - Rob Hoff
2002 - Norman Rohrbach
2001 - Melvin Peterman
2000 - Alice Scrivner
1999 - Sally Vogel
1998 - Gary Schmidt
1997 - Morris Burger
1996 - Don Osborn
1995 - Gail Hughes
1994 - Bud Bolinger
1993 - Burl White
1992 - Ed Hurt
1991 - Dorothy Miller
1990 - Dr. Richard Fulks
1989 - Cecil Howard
1988 - Walter Loeber
1987 - Van Adams
1986 - Bill Kirchoff
1985 - Carol Rackers
1984 - Edward Sappington
1983 - Lee Roy Robertson
1981 - Clarence Buch
1981 - Cathy Cartwright
1979 - Eugene Bird
1978 - Bill Gilvert
1977 - Robert L Hurt
1976 - Lloyd Fulks
1975 - Lawrence Cook
1974 - Dr. George Riley
1973 - Richard Barry
1973 -  Marianne Crawford
1972 - Jack Bowlin
1971 - Wayne Woodard
1971 - Harry Minturn
1971 - Sharon Kirchoff
1970 - Melvin Peterman
1970 - Rachel Bolin

Easter Egg Hunt

Held on the Saturday 2 weeks prior to Easter with a rain date of the Saturday of the weekend before Easter. 
In the year of 2020 Easter Egg Hunt has been cancelled.  It is unclear at this time if the event will be able to be rescheduled.  

Scholarships

Each school year in May several graduating high school seniors are awarded scholarships from the California Area Chamber of Commerce.  Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academics, chamber involvement, volunteering, and plans for the future.  The Chamber believes these scholarships will enhance the the development of our future local business entrepreneurs.  Investing in California areas future!  In 2020 there were 12 graduates that received our scholarships in the amount of $500 each.  These graduates were: Carson Ash, Allison Bailey, Jenna Berendzen, Hailey Cain, Kendra Dunham, Kendal Marsh, Emily Niemeier, Alyssa Sabartinelli, Makayla Schanzmeyer, Hailey Schepers, Clayton Winkler, and
Zoe Zimmerman