GreetingsView – Spring Busting Out!

Greetings Modesto Friends,
Spring is busting out all over and as we transition from the rain and Irish green into the colors of spring flowers and flavors of spring produce and we all bust of move out there in the great outdoors as the season opens.

I love every month as there is always something really unique about each one. This month is really special as we are out there, helping local organizations raise funds for really valuable projects. In particular, we will be raising money by “Walking in Their Shoes” benefitting Haven Women’s Center to help stop spousal and sexual abuse. This is a light-hearted way to show awareness and understanding for something really important. We hope you will support our team, the Men of Graffiti. We will make you proud. We need to raise our high school graduation rates in our region so I and my fabulous Murphy Girls, Madison and Abigail will be “Walking the Stage” for United Way’s Graduation Coach program. Music lovers will love this fundraiser for Hope Haven West as I and my band Third Party, along with other Modesto area bands present a British Invasion Show on April 15 at the Portal. Please buy tix, donate go to these events and we hope to see you there. Together we make our community better.

Time to Play Ball! It’s game on now. April has a ton of fun stuff to do. Baseball season is opening, the youth activities get into full gear, the farmers markets are open, the bike and walking trails are buzzing with people and our regional destinations like Knights Ferry, Sonora and Yosemite are stellar and the waterfall are pounding. So much to do and see and so much to taste and eat. We really start to get into the sweet spot of our year.

It was amazing to see the thousands of people that poured into Modesto for the Modesto Marathon last month. There were people here from 26 states and three countries to race and experience our community. This is why our city really is and needs to be a showpiece. People are coming here for events like this, the performing arts, our local businesses and our Classic Culture. Let’s sure we let our visitors know they are welcome and give them all something to do when they are year. If you have a friend or visitor from out of town, or new in town, give them a ModestoView and they will thank you forever as they will learn about all of the great things happening and the fantastic local businesses and people that make it happen. This is why ModestoView is so special.

Next month will be the Amgen Tour and then in June is Graffiti Summer. Now you can see why each month is so very exciting and special.

Thank you,

Chris Murphy
Founder and Publisher, ModestoView<>



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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.