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Thanks to all who helped with Howser's program

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 10:00 pm

Last Thursday evening, Lodi was featured on Huell Howser's Road Trip program.

It was a fun and exciting evening for our community as friends, family and colleagues gathered together to watch the program being aired at four different venues throughout Downtown. The Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau would like to thank the Old Arch Restaurant, Rosewood, The Cellardoor and Lodi Beer Company for graciously hosting a Huell Howser Premiere Party and highlighting this incredible opportunity for Lodi.

I would also like to acknowledge our local "stars" - those people who were featured on the program and made Lodi look good! Many thanks to Mark Chandler and Anna Goehring (Lodi Wine and Visitor Center), Bruce Forman (Department of Fish and Game), Don and Jeannie "Grandpa and Grandma" Phillips, David and Kevin Phillips (Phillips Farms/Michael-David Winery), Ken Neiland (Micke Grove Zoo), David Stuart and Gersh Rosen (San Joaquin County Historical Museum), Joaquim Madrid and Sarah Kitigawa (Japanese Garden Docents), Christy Weybret and Ralph Lea (Lodi Historical Society) and Peter Knight (A&W Rootbeer).

The feedback the Conference and Visitors Bureau has received has been tremendous. Our requests for visitor information tripled this past weekend, with all but one person saying that they had seen the Lodi Road Trip program. In addition, reports are already coming to us that visitors came to Lodi this weekend after viewing the program. We expect this to continue as the program is aired over and over. Many thanks to all who made this opportunity a huge success for Lodi!

Nancy Beckman

President and CEO

Lodi Conference and Visitors Bureau

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