President's Corner

Eric Harcksen

June 2021

Halfway through 2021, June has come and summer has started for most.   As I write this, we are just 11 days out from the Governors June 15th reopening plan.  I hope this will be one step in the right direction in getting our economy back on its feet.         


When restrictions are lifted, we will no longer be required to wear masks and social distance.  Our businesses will be able to open their doors to 100% without Covid-19 restrictions. Not only will it help get those that were displaced by the pandemic but we can feel as if we are normal again.  As we start to return to our normal lives, I hope that it gives others the confidence that have been guarded during the pandemic


As kids graduate and move onto summer, many 4-H and FFA students plan to show and sell their animals at the Merced County Fair in Merced. The show is not open to the public but if you drive by June 10-12, you will see the kids prepping their livestock and getting them ready for show. There are well over 500 students preparing for this year's fair. There are some photos posted on the website to give buyers a glimpse of the kids and the hard work they have put into their projects. Livestock show will be Thursday June 10th thru Friday June 11th and the Livestock Sale will begin on Saturday June 12th at 8:30am.  Unfortunately, the sale will not be open to the public but I encourage you to go to the Merced Fairs website to find the link to support our local young farmers and ranchers.  


Have a great June and enjoy family and friends as we move closer to the opening of California!!