• Leadership Santa Maria Valley: A Sneak Peek at this Year's Legacy Project

    By now you have seen or heard about the Leadership Santa Maria Valley Class of 2020 Legacy Projects. The first project, is the construction of a mobile observatory of the sky dome in partnership with the City of Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department. The second project, is the publishing of a bilingual children’s book titled, Strawberry Moon Says, Goodnight. Illustrations will be drawn by local 4th-12th grade students through an art contest. The book features different landmarks in the Santa Maria Valley. As a sneak peek, here are two of the landmarks featured in the book: The Elks Rodeo and the Farmer’s Market.

    Sneak Peak #1:
    “The moon can’t wait to see which hard working teen
    Will be crowned as this year’s Elk’s Rodeo Queen.”
    The successful and very popular Elk’s Rodeo is the culmination of hard-working non-profits and youth leaders that brings the community together for fun and enjoyment.

    Sneak Peak #2:
    “Strawberry Moon shines on berries, covering the land.
    They’ll soon be for sale at a fresh fruit stand.
    It illuminates the lively Farmer’s Market downtown.
    Friends are out having fun though the sun’s gone down.”

    The downtown Farmer’s Market brings fresh produce including the freshest and sweetest strawberries in the Santa Maria Valley.

    The Strawberry Moon is the name for the full moon in June. This year, you will be able to see the Strawberry Moon on June 6th. However, you don’t have to wait until June to see a full moon. The Pink Moon can be seen on April 7th and the Flower Moon can be seen in the early morning hours of May 7th.

    The Legacy Projects aim to enhance literacy among our children in the Santa Maria Valley while introducing them to the possibilities in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education. To make a donation to the Legacy Projects, please visit, santamaria.com/leadership-2020-legacy-project.