WhyteHouse Productions have been very fortunate to have produced the Oooh Ahhh Festival for the past 12 years.
This year though, the leadership of the Lodi Tokay Rotary Club has decided to produce Lodi's Fourth of July Celebration using all volunteers from the club.
In the time we have worked on the event, we have been blessed to watch it grow from an idea to being one of the cornerstone events in Lodi.
This would not be possible had it not been for the vision and dedication of people like Dorean Rice, JoAnne Mounce, Mary Bagnell, Don Schock, Ron Williamson, Bob Casalegno, the Newhall families and many more.
Over the years, a solid partnership developed between the event and city of Lodi staff, all to bring the very best family event to the people of Lodi and surrounding communities.
We want to thank all the sponsors who have continually supported the event, especially Anheuser Busch, who has been with the event since its inception.
Then there are the volunteers like Bessie Graham, John Atwood and hundreds of others, who have been the pillars in making sure the event operates flawlessly.
The Oooh Ahhh Festival has raised thousands of dollars over the years for local charities, which is a testimony to all those who have worked at the event and those of you who have paid to come to the event.
We wish the Lodi Tokay Rotary Club members all the success in the world as they embark on the task of producing the event for this year and as they continue the tradition of making the Oooh Ahhh Festival more successful than the previous one.