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Dixon News Briefs 3/1

Feb 28, 2024 10:42AM ● By MPG Staff

Scouts from Troop 1367 (above) are selling cookies outside of Safeway on weekends. Photo by Nicolas Brown

City Meetings

The City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at 600 East A Street. The Planning Commission meeting will be the Tuesday after which is March 12, same time, same place. One can also participate in the meetings via Zoom or watch the meetings online in real time or afterwards via, click on government, and then on agendas.

Celebrate Dixon

The Dixon Chamber of Commerce is proud to present “Celebrate Dixon” where we will honor the 61st Annual Citizen of the Year, the 28th Annual Business of the Year, the Ambassador of the Year, and the Veteran of the Year. A new category for the awards this year is the category of Nonprofit of the Year, and the 1st Annual award will also be given out.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 11 pm at the Olde Vets Hall at 231 N. First Street. Social Hour begins at 5 pm, and dinner will be served at 6 pm.

Following the delicious dinner of tri-tip, chicken, potatoes and salads, the awards will be presented to deserving Dixon citizens who have made a significant impact on the quality of life in Dixon.

In addition, there will also be raffle prizes and a silent auction to help offset the costs of the event.

Tickets are $75 per person and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office at 220 North Jefferson Street. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, call (707) 678-2650 or email [email protected].

Veterans Dinner

Breaded pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy, plus vegetables and a roll will be the dinner for tonight at the Veterans Memorial Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost will be $12 per person. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 8, for the next Fish Fry which includes hush puppies, fries, and coleslaw. The hall is located at 1305 North First Street and dress is casual. No reservations are necessary, and one does not have to be a veteran.

Free Produce

On Friday, March 1, the Community Medical Center at 131 West A Street in Downtown Dixon is the site for a free produce give-away offered by Solano County, Yocha Dehe, Solano County Family Health Services, and the Solano Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano. Time is 8:30 a.m.  to 12:30 p.m. Bring two Saturday bags. One person per family.

Lambtown Class Proposals Due

Education is an integral part of Lambtown Festival, and they are soliciting proposals for workshops for our 2024 event in Dixon. Attendees are eager to learn from professional teachers about fiber prep, spinning, dyeing, felting, weaving, knitting and crochet, and other fiber arts. They will offer full-day workshops October 3-5, with half-day and short-session workshops October 5-6. Please submit your proposals before the March 15 deadline. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Art Uncorked

Soroptimists International of Dixon invites you to enjoy art inspired by our local artisans at an evening that will include wine and appetizers on Friday, April 5, 5 to 8 p.m. at 1670 North Lincoln Street in Dixon. All proceeds will benefit women and children in the community. Tickets are $45 and are available through Kristina Wiley at (916) 799-3315 or Jamie Melville (707) 316-9353.

Some of the younger Scouts from Troop 149 (below) were having fun selling cookies outside of Dixon Walmart. Photo by Nicolas Brown