Yorba Days 2022

The Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce booth all ready to supply food and drinks to attendees of Yorba Days on Saturday, May 7th.

Anjeli Webb, Photojournalist

Yorba Linda is known as the “Land of Gracious Living,” and throughout its rich history, its community has furthered this legacy with the help of the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce (YLCC). Through Chamber-sponsored partnerships and events, local businesses can network and flourish.

One such event that occurs annually is called Yorba Days, and it is an innovative way for Yorba Linda residents to connect to new providers of products and services. While there is a scenic 5k run with both paved and dirt options, the two main attractions of the event include the diverse booth exhibition and the famous car show.

The booth exhibition is where townspeople take a tour along with the leafy trees and under the bright cerulean sky; they have the chance to inquire about different organizations and businesses while collecting important information and coupon pamphlets regarding those companies. Sometimes, children will be pleasantly surprised by a fun trinket or two to keep them entertained while parents finally find a capable team to fix their faulty A/C or heater or find out more about how to support Ataxia research

Yorba Days is not just a fantastic event that gathers the community. It also serves as a way for students to get involved with their neighbors by volunteering, just like Esperanza High School students Amelia Stedman, Matthew Jones, and Taylor Brown did for the YLCC.

One stand that was extremely popular advertised local sports therapy legend, Salinas Physical Therapy. Since 2004, Dr. Ruben Salinas, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS, and his exceptionally talented staff have served the athletic and medical physical therapy needs of an incredible variety of patients, enabling people to quickly and effectively recover from injuries. The outstanding Salinas Physical Therapist Dr. Jeremiah Casino PT, DPT shares, “it gives me great pleasure seeing my patients/athletes getting stronger each week, achieving their physical goals to fully return to their sport or recreational activity.” 

Another stand that attracted a wide audience displayed the Orange County Sheriff’s Department/Yorba Linda Police Services. The OCSD is “responsible for providing for the protections of citizens, the enforcement of laws, and crime prevention.”

In addition to upholding the law, the OCSD is home to Explorer Post 449, which is the United States’ first Law Enforcement Exploring Post, having been established in 1959 by Orange County Sheriff James A. Musick.

To be an OCSD Explorer, one must be between the ages of 14-21 with a “B” grade average, as well as “have a clean record, be of outstanding citizenship in their community, and have a general reputation beyond reproach.”

On the field near the Yorba Linda Community Center, a wide variety of classic automobiles were lined up in tip-top shape to be displayed and voted on for prizes. One such car was an olive 1947 Ford Super Deluxe Convertible owned by Mr. Bill Erckenbrack. Mr. Erckenbrack was enjoying the festivities with his friend Mr. Michael Hernandez and it was clear as day that there was a special friendship between them only encouraged by their mutual hobby of classic cars.

Given the amount of creative and well-cared-for cars present at the show, it is not hard to believe that there would be a DJ for the event. DJ Paul W was playing tunes and offering announcements and exclaimed, “I love doing this event! It is always so much fun!”

Mrs. Susan Wan-Ross is the Chief Executive Officer of the YLCC and the main organizer of Yorba Days 2022. During the event, she said, “I am thrilled to see members of our community come out to run the 5k, view and display hot rods, and support local businesses, all while having fun in the sun!”

So the next time you feel the need to socialize and gather in good fun and partnership, check out Yorba Days presented by the YLCC!

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