If It's Happening, It's Happening Here.
New Event - Western Days July 20, 2013
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It Happened Again and Again and Again...
Other Award Winners were:
Leslie Watkins of Fancy Pans - Most Unique Chili
Chef Elizabeth Castillo of Copper Grill - Most Creative Topping
Ali Stewart & Family from Oakland - Best Team Spirit
Danny Burton of Copper Holding Company - Most Savory Chili
Ann Ortiz of IGA Market in Copperopolis - Spiciest Chili
John & Dana Campanella of PHE Beautique
Other Chili Cookers:
Iris Larsen of Umpqua Bank
Chef Ben Castillo of Panini's
Copperopolis Volunteer Fire Fighters
Bruce Reid & Dena McAfee
Diana Phish of Copper Star Trail & Pack Station
Kelly Black & Dolly Malek of the Old Corner Saloon
Thank You to ALL THE COOKERS!
Thank you to all the volunteers who make this event successful.
Special Thanks to Donna Stevenson of Stevenson Wealth Management
and Deb Cody of Cody Investigations for monitoring our chili cooks. You
do an awesome job. Thank you to the judges who carefully select the
It's not easy to make the selections all of the chili is so good.
And the tremendous efforts of Stacy Nolan who manages the firefighters
and their volunteers for this event. You are a huge help!
We can't do it without all of you. The Copperopolis Volunteer Fire
Fightersare important to our community safety
and your efforts help
Don't miss the best photos go to the link and watch the slideshow!
THANK YOU CHARITY MANESS FOR YOUR GREAT PHOTOS...
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Thank you to everyone who attended our 2010 Events!
We are looking forward to 2011 and more events.
If you want to have an event in Town Square call
Linda at 209-785-9700
2010 Past Events
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Saturday October 24th
Bring the Family to Town Square for dinner!
This year’s scarecrows will be built by various groups and individuals. The proceeds will be donated to the charity
or organization of their choice.
Come bid on a scarecrow and support your community!
Spaghetti Feed and Gourmet Garlic Bread
Adults $8.00 - Children under 10 - $5.00
Dinner at 4:00 - Auction will begin at 6:00 pm
Don’t forget to VOTE for your favorite window decorations designed by local businesses and groups!
Come to town and vote anytime after Oct 11th
Saturday October 31st
Costume Parade at 4:00 – Awards for all ages!
Live Music by the Jeff Watson Band
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Dance in the Square! Come in costume or not.
Bring your candy to share with the kids and join the party! Bring a table & chairs if you like.
Tell your friends and neighbors to join us.
Don’t miss this one!
Join the Ghosts & Goblins for a spooky time at
Copperopolis Town Square
email firstname.lastname@example.org for info
Pink in the Night - October 1 - 31st
Trick or Treat Street - October 31st
Scarecrow Auction and Spaghetti Feed
Join us monthly for Friday Night Movies
in the Square - playing October 30th
Oktoberfest & Art Show - October 3rd
11:30 - 1:30
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STAR 92.7 & BLACK OAK CASINO PRESENT
THE GOLD RUSH OF '09
Live On Location
in Copperopolis Town Square
to qualify to win
10 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH!
Come see us!
Live Music after the broadcast
1:30 - 4:30
Come and discover the town square
the gem of the gold country!
Another huge succes!
“Hot Copper Days” vintage car show, a rockin’ 50s/60s dance contest featuringlocal instructors and musicians, hula hooping, a auto-motorcycle parts swap meet, ice-cream eating contests and more will highlight a day full of fun for the entire family at Copperopolis Town Square on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free to spectators.
Hot Copper Days is sponsored by the Lake Tulloch Lions Club of Copperopolis. Pre-registration entry fees are $15, and $20 at the gate, day-of-admission. More than 40 trophies will be presented to cars and motorcycles featured in the show, including a People’s Choice Award and a Children’s Choice Award. There is also auto-motorcycle parts swap meet space available for $10.
Hot Copper Days will feature numerous unique and fun activities the whole family can enjoy including a raffle, hula hoop contest and an ice cream eating contest. Live musical entertainment provided by DreamScapes Entertainment Group includes Chains Required, Sonora’s very own nine-member blues, R&B and classic rock band, Log Jam (the best music from the 50s and 60s) and DJ Chaz.
Local dance instructors Jim and Ilene Tassano, Ian “The Dance Guy” Nandhra and Jolene Alquist will host an amateur swing dance contest at 3 p.m., with free swing dance lessons at 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to first and second place winners as well as “Best Costume” for the dance duo with the best 50s ensemble.
Anyone any age can enter and we encourage all to enter regardless of dance experience. No pre-entry is needed, just show up ready to dance. To top off the 1950s experience, The Pin-up girls will have a booth, where they will be doing 50s-60s hair-dos and be on hand for pictures.
Drinks and food will be available for purchase, including the Lion’s Club’s famous hamburgers and hotdogs. Early birds can enjoy a hot breakfast starting at 6 a.m., and a full bar will be available later in the day. Vendors from across the region will offer products ranging from sports memorabilia, clothing, fashion accessories and art. Proceeds from Hot Copper Days are re-invested in the community, through Humanitarian efforts like the food pantry, providing scholarships and support for local children.
January 31, 2009 Chili Cook-off Results
Winner's of Most Unique Chili
Chili Cookoff Results
The first cookoff was a huge success thanks to the 20 participants who cooked chili and decorated their booths. It was a well attended with 723 votes cast for the Peoples Choice Award. The weather was perfect for a day and the music by The California Outlaws fantastic! The chili was so good some booths ran out due to tasters making return visits.
Mike Council of copperonline.com Calaveras Today took many photos and videos.
We had several teams of Judges that determined the winners for each of the catagories and the winners were awarded a copper gold pan trophy, plus other prizes.
1st place - Kathwood Ranch Chili - Woody & Kathy White, Copperopolis
2nd place - Frilly Chili - Donna Evans from Fancy Pans - Town Square
1st place - Firefall Green Chili - Paul Coca, Firefall Jewelry -Town Square
2nd place - Fire in the House Chili, Robert Coronado, Copperopolis
We had a tie with101 votes each. We decided to give them both awards.
Earl's Texas Red - Earl Wilhite, Roseville
Frilly Chili - Donna Evans - Fancy Pans -Town Square
Best Decorated Booth
The 3 Amigo's - Les & Tina Stanton and family, Copperopolis
Best Chili Name
Kiki's Kickin Chili - Karen Lamb, Copperopolis
Best Team Costumes
The 3 Amigo's - Les & Tina Stanton and family, Copperopolis
All winners will receive complimentary entry next year!
Thank you to the rest who made this a great Chili Cookoff
Chariots of Fire - Amy Young & Ralph Schubert, Renner Winery-Town Square
New Mexico Hot-Hatch Chili - Paul Stein, Castle & Cooke-Town Square
Yee - Haw Chili - Iris Larson, Umpqua Bank, Copperopolis
Hot-Pig Chili - Johnnie Deskins, Copperopolis
Jamacian Jerk Turkey Chili - Paula Martell & Tom Knoth, Copper Grill-Saddle Creek
Sweet Mama's - Tim Finicle, Twigs-Town Square
Copper Combustion - Bryan Santos, Copperopolis Fire Dept
Uncle Bob's Chili - Robert Lock, Robert's Raingutters, Railroad Flat
Hot Copper Car Show Chili - George Cole & Denise Stepps
Numero Uno - Caroline Haley, Copper Valley Realty-Town Square
Hot Copper Hillbilly Chili - Bobbie Krueger, Copperopolis
Others who helped make it a great event:
The California Outlaws - Rockin music!
Antique Fire Truck & Dalmation, Winterscape Sound - James & Becky Winter
4 H Hamburgers - Bill Ritchie and family, Copperopolis
Cub Scout Corn Bread - Jessica Welch, Copperopolis
My Mother Lode Corvettes
and special thanks to
Copperopolis Fire Fighters Association
who help us everyday.
We will be presenting a check to them for the proceeds of this event.
Stay tuned for that announcement!
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If you would like to have your event
in the Town Square contact us!
Copper Parks and Recreation will be presenting free movies in the town square each month on Friday nights. Bring your chairs and blankets. What a great way to get together for some free family entertainment. (Will cancel if it is raining)
Thanks for Visiting, Come Back Often!
For information call 866.276.4235.