According to the Internet, it’s #NationalFarmAnimalDay! Naturally, we had to take this opportunity to give our friends at The Farm at Fairplex a little extra love. Wishing our chickens, turkens, quails, ducks, rabbits and turtles a very happy National Farm Animal Day
Last month AXC/Petersen Garage had the pleasure of hosting Scout Pack 415 and their Pinewood Derby!
Normally our garage is filled with high school students from the Career & Technical Education Center’s automotive program. It was fun to switch things up and watch a good old-fashioned Cub Scout derby.
If you don’t know what the Pinewood Derby is, here’s the scoop: The Pinewood Derby has been a part of the Cub counts / Boy Scouts since 1953, with nearly 100 million participants to date!
Cub Scouts work with their parent or mentor to build custom race cars, including the design, paint, decals and more. Their cars then race in heats of 2-4 cars on a downhill track leading to the finish line.
Derby cars can actually reach a speed of nearly 20 mph and, if enlarged to the size of a real vehicle, would be speeding at more than 200 mph!
We were happy to provide the venue for Pack 415′s derby. Thanks to our team for making this happen!
Giving a special thanks to the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center for being our medical partner for Modern Pentathlon this year! We appreciate and value your organization, not only for Fairplex, but for all that you do for the community. Thank you!
“The Wall That Heals” is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. designated to travel to communities throughout the United States.
This special memorial “provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.”
Lone Hill MIddle School in San Dimas is hosting the Wall until Sunday, and we have the honor of being part of the transportation process!
The Wall was stationed on our campus this morning, but has since traveled through the City of La Verne to Lone Hill with an escort of dozens of motorcycles and servicemen.
Volunteers and crew members are working to set up the Wall today and will be open to the public beginning tomorrow through Sunday. The Wall will be accessible at all hours for those who wish to visit.
For more information on The Wall That Heals, click here!
We like to share our weekend experiences through the eyes of our guests! ICYMI, here’s what we had the pleasure of hosting:
FIRST Robotics Competition
Our wonderful Farm at Fairplex staff brought some baby rabbits and newly hatched turkeys out to play! The whole team drove over to our neck of the woods for some quality bonding time:
The team also brought out some Farm treats for us to sample: pickled quail and chicken eggs, a fresh batch of eggplant jerky, picked vegetables and some new Harissa sauce. More on those projects coming soon
To learn more about The Farm at Fairplex, click here.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Fairplex! We can’t wait for all the events and upcoming projects coming our way in 2018. Cheers to another year of great memories with all of you.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Fairplex!
What does a 487-acre campus look like during the holidays? Festive of course! Countless Christmas trees, fake snow (this is LA County after all), thousands of twinkling lights and even a reindeer or two can be spotted throughout our enormous campus. Take a look at some of our favorite spots in this two part series:
Holidays at Fairplex Part I: Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center
Home to many end-of-year parties, the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center is full of festive vignettes, strings of lights cascading from the ceiling, smiling snowmen, and Christmas trees and snow in every corner. Check out some of the parties we’ve already hosted:
What many people don’t know is that our Creative team — the masterminds behind the LA County Fair exhibits — are also the elves who make the holiday magic happen too. Take a closer look at the vignettes with honorary Creative team member Sophie:
We are continually blown away by the attention to detail our team puts into creating the perfect Fairplex Winter Wonderland.
Stay tuned for a look at McKinley’s Grille, the Avalon and the rest of Fairplex during the holidays.
From all of us at Fairplex, wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!