This year’s Old Timers Day is an important piece of Madera’s past. It preserves a tradition that was launched during the dark days of the Depression and shows no sign of going away. It was early in the year 1931, when someone conceived of an idea to initiate something called “Old Timers Day” in Madera County. What resulted was not only an outpouring of community spirit during those days of economic dislocation, but an annual tradition as well, one that is now 88 years old. In an incredible display of community cohesiveness, Maderans from all walks of life came together in that first Old Timers Day celebration to pay homage to their past. This year’s Old Timers Day Parade will be on September 28 at 10 am.
The Madera Downtown Association invites the community to submit their entry for the 88th “Old Timers Day Parade.
The Madera Downtown Association, in partners with the Madera Sunrise Rotary Club invites you to become a sponsor for the 2019 Madera Old Timer’s Day parade(OTDP)! In order to continue this age old tradition, we humbly ask for you investment in Madera by donating to this year’s 2019 Old Timer’s Day Parade. The parade will take place on Saturday September 28th at 10:00am. Please see the attached sponsorship packages on the following page. Your tax deductible contribution may be payable to the Madera Downtown Association.
Madera County Old Timer’s Day Celebration “Booths in the Park”
The Madera Young Professionals invite your club, church, service organization or other non-commercial organization to participate in the post-parade activities at the Madera County Courthouse Park on Old Timers’ Day, Saturday, September 28, 2019. Booth spaces will be available for your organization to sell food, soft drinks, novelties, baked goods, arts and crafts or to offer information.