Employees of the year for the city of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department were: Hugh Feliz, recreation coordinator in the Recreation Division; Victor Escamilla, senior parks maintenance worker in Parks & Urban Forestry; Danny Bruza and Madeleine Pitts, part time in Recreation; and Carlos Huerta and Gary Priday, part time in Parks & Urban Forestry. The employees were recognized for outstanding public service in 2010 at the department's annual holiday potluck luncheon in December.
The 2010 Tulare County Fair was awarded the top prize in its class for Outstanding 2010 Fair Radio Advertisements at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions annual convention. The fair also received the second-place award for 2010 Fair TV ads and third-place recognition for its black-and-white print ads.
The Rotary Club of Fresno presented a check for $1,000 to Terronez Middle School for marching-band equipment.