Twain Harte’s
Parriott elected
to head CGA board

Bob Parriott, president and chief executive officer of Twain Harte Market in Twain Harte, was elected Dec. 1 to serve as chairman of the California Grocers Association Board of Directors.

As chairman, Parriott will lead the board’s strategy regarding numerous legislative, educational, communications and industry-related programs, stated a CGA press release.

Parriott was instrumental in the association’s merger with the California Independent Grocers Association in 2014, the press release stated, and was appointed to the executive board the same year.

“Bob continues CGA’s long history of both large and small grocery operators serving as board chair,” said CGA President Ron Fong in the release. “As an independent grocery operator, Bob will be a very strong voice for this extremely important member segment of CGA. We look forward to Bob’s leadership in the coming year.”

Ice rink opens for winter recreation

The Long Barn Ice Rink is open for the season.

Public skating is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on holidays and during holiday weeks. Private group skating is offered from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays.

Admission is $11 per person plus a $3 skate rental.

The rink is at 25957 Long Barn Road in Long Barn.

For more information, go online to, email, or call (209) 586-3533 or (209) 586-0753.

Junction merchants collect during Giving Tree campaign

Merchants at The Junction shopping center will collect gifts for the county’s low-income families during its annual Giving Tree campaign.

Tags with the name and need of a Tuolumne County resident can be picked up between Cricket Wireless and the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office Community Service Unit or at TJ Maxx, Taylor Jewelers, Pac N Copy, BBVA Compass Bank, Umpqua Bank, Famous Footwear, Wells Fargo Bank, CVS Pharmacy or Jack in the Box.

Shoppers are asked to take a tag and return an unwrapped package, along with the tag, to any business in the center.

For more information, call Margaret Davis at (209) 533-3548 or email .

Town Hall Meetings offer networking opportunities

The Sonora Chamber of Commerce hosts Town Hall Meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

The meetings are hosted by the chamber with cooperation with the City of Sonora and offer networking opportunities for local business people and community organizations, as well as an opportunity to discuss various city issues and activities. Meetings are held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Sonora City Council chambers, 94 N. Washington St.

For more information, call Shirley Sarno at (209) 694-4405.