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How Cool Is That?

Mar 13, 2024 10:33AM ● By MPG Staff
Matt Cooley was happy and pleased to accept the honor for 2023 Business of the Year for Dixon. Photo by Nicolas Brown

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Cooley Enterprises and Cool Patch Pumpkins was selected as 2023 Business of the Year for Dixon. Matt Cooley was happy and pleased to accept the honor. 

The nomination read: “This iconic business, an annual celebration of agribusiness, has brought positive attention to Dixon and Solano County for years. Since agribusiness is an essential part of our local economy, it is important that it is highlighted and promoted in such a positive light.

“This amazing annual event has not only brought attention to our local economic efforts, but it has also contributed to local philanthropy. Each year the World Record Corn Maze is dedicated to a worthy group of individuals that serve our community.

“This year the maze was dedicated to First Responders, both past and present.

“As part of this effort, Cool Patch sponsors fundraisers for these various deserving groups. Past recipients have been the Solano County Sheriff’s office and local police.  Fundraisers have also been sponsored for fire victims and more.

Each year, classrooms of school children are invited to visit the pumpkin patch and learn about local agriculture. Groups of handicapped individuals have been invited and participated in the fun also. Colley Enterprises has also donated hundreds of pumpkins to the Downtown Dixon Business Association and the Dixon Chamber of Commerce to decorate our downtown, and still more donations have been quietly given to countless other worthy causes.”