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Eureka! Enjoy a visit to the Golden State’s San Joaquin Valley for this session of Santa Nana’s Holiday University.

Airport Information:

Fresno Yosemite International Airport
Fresno, CA

Hotel and Class Information:

Residence Inn Fresno
5322 N Diana St
Fresno, CA 93710
Group Code: Mrs. Claus (under Louise Ethington’s name)

Call Marriott Reservations to guarantee the discounted group rate of $99 per night (plus taxes) for a Queen and pull-out sofa, or $159 (plus taxes for two Queens. Call either number above. Use the group “Mrs. Claus” staying at Residence Inn Fresno at the address above.

Note: We are searching for an alternate hotel; please check back for updates.

Hotel Amenities:

  • Free WiFi with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Swimming Pool/Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Safety Deposit Box

Class Location:

Home of Louise Ethington (address shared with attendees)

Featured Topics: Special Needs Visits and Bereavement Visits

Featured Community Service Activity: Toys for Tots

Tentative Schedule (subject to change as we finalize activities)

Friday, July 19, 2019

  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm Welcome reception (Mexican appetizers and finger foods), and Meet & Greet with welcome by Santa John Pace, President of Central CA Claus Ambassadors

Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • 6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast Included for Residence Inn Guests
  • 8:30 – 4:30 pm Class (lunch included) 
    • Workshop
    • Special Guest: Make-up Tips and Techniques by Hibett Vasquez
  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm –> Group Dinner at Yosemite Falls Cafe (Dutch Treat)
  • 7:30 –> Dessert and entertainment

Sunday, July 21, 2019

  • 6:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast Included for Residence Inn Guests
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am Devotional Time with Santa Victor (Optional)
  • 8:30 – 2:30 pm Class
    • Workshop
    • Special Guest: Santa Victor on Visits with Special Needs 
    • Special Guest: Santa Fred Selinsky on Bereavement Visits
    • Mrs. Claus Pledge
  • 2:30 – 4:30 Activity and Class Photos at Forestiere Underground Gardens ($17 entrance fee)
  • 4:30 –> Graduation celebration and picnic

Tuition Includes:

  • All Class Materials
  • Friday Welcome Reception
  • Saturday Lunch
  • Sunday Snacks and Graduation Celebration

Check back as we add more details to the agenda.

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