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					                        unwrapping
                        holiday cheer
                        pelco donates one millionth toy
                       by Patricia Moratto, Contributing Writer




                       one million toys. one million smiles.

                       one million children who have delighted

                       in unwrapping a gift of their own during

                       the holiday season.




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      Since its humble beginning in                  the celebration                                event was a warm thank you to                  The Sikh Community of
      1993 with the presentation of                  With more than 1,000 employees,                every one who contributed                      Fresno marched in the parade,
      little more than 800 toys, Pelco’s             families, and community members                to this year’s record-setting                  followed by a huge pirate
      drive to collect toys for the                  in attendance, the Pelco campus                toy drive.                                     ship float, representing this
      U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots               was filled with true holiday spirit                                                            year’s masquerade ball (see page
      foundation has grown bigger                    on December 14 during our annual                The entries in the parade                     10). The Model-A club also drove
      and better each and every year.                Toys For Tots parade.                          were diverse, festive and                      car enthusiasts crazy with their
      And this year was no exception                                                                exciting! The parade began                     historical contribution to
      as more than 152,000 toys were                 Pelco put on a spectacle that won’t            with the United States Marine                  the event.
      donated, pushing the total number              soon be forgotten. Highlighted                 Corp Color Guard, and the
      of donated toys in the history of              by the Roosevelt High School                   crowd cheered especially                       The impressive parade entries
      Pelco’s efforts to over one million.           Marching Band and a parade of                  loud as Raggedy Ann and                        were judged and awards were
                                                     employee and civic groups, the                 Andy made their entrance.                      presented by Pelco President and


Pelco celebrates during annual Toys For Tots parade. Lt. General Cooper USMC (Ret.) pictured with Mary Erisman, EOM/ECO Process Manager. Jim Kee, Exhibits Engineer as Austin Powers.
Christmas Pirate Ship and Roosevelt High School Marching Band shower onlookers with candy and holiday cheer.




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          Following Pelco’s annual Toys For Tots parade, President & CEO David L. McDonald presents Cooper with bear representing One Millionth toy.



          CEO David L. McDonald, Clovis                  our wonderful people when the                   individuals who make significant               Of course, Pelco couldn’t do it
          Mayor, Nathan Magsig and Toys                  toys are presented to the Marines.              contributions to the Toys For                 alone. This year, to recognize
          For Tots National CEO Lt. General              One million children’s smiles – and             Tots drive. Irene was picked                  all of the phenomenal sponsors
          Matthew Cooper, USMC (Ret).                    counting. There can be no more                  because of her great efforts                  that have helped make this
                                                         worthy cause than this.”                        and willingness to selflessly                  dream a reality, Pelco started
          For best overall entry, the                    Pelco’s Customer Satisfaction                   donate of herself toward this                 a new tradition. To show our
          International Sales Department                 Program Coordinator, Jennie
                                                         Pro                                             great cause.                                  a
                                                                                                                                                       appreciation and thank those
                                 hristmas.
          won for “A Shagadelic Christmas.”                      supervised to make
                                                         Sanchez super          ake                                                                        supporte
                                                                                                                                                       who supported our efforts,
          This ’70s-themed group performed
                                  erformed               sure the disp of toys was
                                                                  display       as                       the legacy                                          create
                                                                                                                                                       Pelco created ornaments and
                             ce
          a choreographed dance to the                   spectacular. “My m st fulfilling
                                                           ectacular.     most                           The parade is the culmination                  isplay
                                                                                                                                                       display stands en
                                                                                                                                                                      engraved with
          theme song from Austin Powers.
                            stin                         job               the
                                                         jo of the year is t e supervision               of a year-long toy drive and                  sponsor
                                                                                                                                                       sponsor names.
                                                                setup
                                                         of the setu and presentation of
                                                                                   on                    fundraiser. And the millionth
          the donation                                   the toys,” she explained. “It stil
                                                                                       still             toy donation is something that                back to the
          The parade wound its way to the                brings
                                                         bri tears to my eyes knowing                    far surpassed the imagination                 workshop
                                                                                                                                                       w
          breezeway between Buildings                    that
                                                         tha each one represents a child’s               of all who participated during                As the last toy was loaded into
                                                                                                                                                       A
                                  .
          Three and Five, where Mr.                                 they      em
                                                         smile when th open them on                      the first toy drive back in 1993.                         ev
                                                                                                                                                       the truck, everyone let out a
                                nds
          McDonald, among thousands                                morning.”
                                                         Christmas m                                     In fact, this year’s contribution                     relie
                                                                                                                                                       sigh of relief. The hard work
          of toys, announced the much-                                                                   marks the sixth year that Pelco’s              aid         the
                                                                                                                                                       paid off and th toys were on
                              f
          anticipated result of everyone’s               After presentation
                                                         Aft r the presentati to the
                                                                            ion                          donation will be the largest in               their          feeling
                                                                                                                                                       their way. The feel of relief
          hard work.                                              McDonald awarded
                                                         Marines, Mc            ed                       the country.                                           s
                                                                                                                                                       would be short-lived, however,
                                                                                  eam
                                                         Irene Estrada, a senior team                                                                         holida
                                                                                                                                                       as the holidays of 2007 are
                                  ys
          “Reaching one million toys is an                         Pelco’s    cturi
                                                         leader of Pelc Manufacturing                    Lt. Cooper appreciates the                                t
                                                                                                                                                       just around the corner.
          amazing accomplishment – a true                Department, with this year’s
                                                         D                                               kindness Pelco has shown for the
          testament to the dedication and                       Award.
                                                         “Angie Awa ” The award,                         children. “Pelco’s effort in support              Labbe
                                                                                                                                                       Leo Labbe, Vice President of
          generosity of this great Pelco                          hono
                                                         named in honor of Angie                         of Toys For Tots is a model all               Procurement
                                                                                                                                                       Procurement, spearheads the
          family,” he said. “Each year I feel            Downs of t Pelco Production
                                                                  the             on                     others should strive to emulate,”             company’s efforts in purchasing
                                                                                                                                                       company’
                           e
          a tremendous sense of pride for                                 nizes
                                                         Department, recogn
                                                         Department, recognizes                          Cooper said.                                  the
                                                                                                                                                       the toys. He works with a

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committed group to champion          In addition to the overwhelming
the cause, including Catherine       efforts of everyone who works
Duffield, who carefully orders toys   tirelessly throughout the year,
for boys and girls for all ages.     we would like to especially
                                     acknowledge Patrick Wilson,
“For every toy I buy, I consider     Catherine Duffield, Mona Turner,
each child. Would a little boy       Art Singh, Mike Holt, Hakim
like a fire truck or a skateboard?    Eslami, Larraine Ingalls,
Would a teenager like an AM/FM       Denise Turner, Carol Gilio,
cassette radio? Are there enough     Melissa Stacey, Jennie Sanchez,
teddy bears for kids to hug? I buy   Anne Bacher, Cheryl Marshall,
for every age group, with the hope   Monica Borgioli, Jamie Sickler
that they’ll know that someone       and Phil Donath.
cares for each and every one of
them,” Duffield said.                 Pelco knows every toy makes
                                     a real difference and wishes
                                     happy holidays to all.




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          pe
         special thanks to the following for their
          up   t        pelc
         support of the pelco toys for tots campaign!


                    144th Fighter Wing, Air National Guard   Dave’s Deli                                 Julie DeBenedetto                      RW Kunz & Associates
                    ABF Freight System, Inc.                 David McDonald                              Justice Regional Crime Lab             Salsa’s Grill
                    ABM Janitorial                           David Smith                                 Kami & David McNaught                  Scelzi Enterprises
                    Accel Convention                         Debbie Byrum “Certified Massage Therapist”   Karen Ertman                           Scott Schafer
                    ACF Components & Fasteners               Deloitte Services                           Kathleen & Warren Pannett              Seasoned to Taste
                    Alan B. Winter, D.D.S.                   Desperate Housewives - ABC Television       Keith Parker Associates                Select Remedy Personnel Services
                    All Valley Distributors                  DHL Global                                  Ken Massrey & Associates               Senses World Cuisine
                    Amber Wells                              Dolls, Bears & More                         Ken Norvell                            Sequoia Brewing
                    Amenities Spa & Salon                    Donald Burgess Contracting Inc.             Kijima’s Restaurant                    Serene Wellness Spa
                    American River Packaging                 Dr. Amber Chatwin                           Knutson & Associates Custom Jewelers   Seth Nehring
                    Angela Patton                            Dr. Joe Martin                              KTV Global                             Sharp Ideas
                    Anixter                                  Dr. Kathleen Behr                           La Boulangerie De France               Siemens
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                    Aon                                      El Gallo Restaurant                         L-Com                                  SMS Labs
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                    Bed Bath & Beyond                        Fresno Breakfast House                      McCormick Barstow Sheppard Wayte       Tatung Company of America Inc
                    Bell Microproducts Inc                   Fresno Chaffee Zoo                          McGuire Physical Therapy               Team Worldwide
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                    Bodyworks by Kristy Frost                Fresno Endodontic Group                     Me-N-Ed’s / Milan Restaurants          Terry Rodriguez
                    Bonnie Hoffdahl                          Fresno Falcons                              Men-U Salon                            TFS Investments LLC
                    Boomer’s                                 Fresno Fire Department                      Michael Blunt                          The 500 Club
                    Break the Barriers                       Fresno Magazine                             Mike & Robin DeBenedetto               The Dance Studio
                    Brian Vickers Sign Car                   Fresno Police Department K-9 Unit           Million Elephant Café & Bar            The Edge Boutique
                    Bright Laundry Service                   Fresno Radiology                            Money World                            The Lime Lite Restaurant
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                    C Jacoby                                 Fujinon                                     Nail & Manicure                        The Performance Link
                    Cal-Chip Electronics                     Future Electronics                          Nails by Janet                         The Ritz
                    California Pistachio Commission          Garlock Collision & Repair                  Nails-R-Us                             The Spa at Fig Garden Village
                    Campagnia                                Gary S. Grossman Ph.D.                      Neiman Barkus Pet Salon                The Ultimate Salon
                    Canterbury Women’s Health Care, Inc.     Geologistics                                Neo Dolce Salon                        The Venetian
                    Capture the Memory Photography           George Brown Sports Club                    New England Motor Freight (NEMF)       Thomas DeWitt
                    Carlos Pineda                            Gerald Lyles                                New England Sheet Metal                Tim & Cherie Silva
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                    Carole Jacoby & Company Real Estate      Gunster Yoakley                             Orchard Supply Hardware                T-Mobile
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                    Centerpoint Athletic Club                Helen Lynn Earls                            Pacific Southwest Container             Ultimate Solutions
                    Central Paint                            Hi-Sharp Electronics                        Pacific Transformer                     Union Bank
                    Central Valley Golf & Utility            Holland America Line                        Palace Courtyard                       Universal Mortgage
                    Central Valley Landscaping               Hon. Judge Armando Rodriguez                Pardini’s                              UPS
                    Chad McCardell                           Howe Electric                               Parma Ristorante                       U.S. Tint
                    Chaffee Zoo                              Hungry Hair Salon/The Salon                 Perfect Blend Fine Cigars              USF Bestway
                    Chef’s Table                             IHOP                                        Performance Motion Devices, Inc.       Valley Small Business
                    Chiffonos Bakery                         IKON Office Solutions                        Performance Trailers                   Valprint
                    Children’s Musical Theaterworks          iLevel by Weyerhaeuser                      Phoenix Enterprises                    Veni Vidi Vici
                    Chukchansi Gold Resort & Restaurant      IMG Golf/Running Horse Golf Champion        Piccadilly Inn                         Verizon
                    Cigar Mas Fino                           Infineon Raceway                             Pines Resort                           Vermel Tfoort Architects
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                    Colter Miller                            Jim Weeks                                   Quinn Painting                         W. Scott Forrest Gemstones
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                    Consolidated Services                    Joann Patton                                Rain Creek Baking Company              Warner Company Jewelers
                    Copper River Country Club                John Dancer                                 Raylene Hogan                          Warren Associates
                    Cover Nail & Spa                         John Dolan                                  Red Carpet Car Wash                    Wells Fargo Bank
                    Creative Designs by Julia                John Ellenburger                            Red Dragon Martial Arts School         Whole Foods Market
                    Crown of Beauty/Nails by Lisa Wisemer    John Fino                                   Red Lobster                            Wild Water Adventure Park
                    Curt & Tammy Daily                       John’s Incredible Pizza                     Red Robin                              Winestyles
                    D&C Concrete                             Jose Garza Photography                      Rex Moore                              Xpress Lube
                    D&J Sewing Center                        Joseph E. Martin, D.C.                      Rivas Salons                           Xpress Yourself
                    Dainty Digits by Debbie                  Joslyn Paul                                 Riverbend Golf Club                    Yosemite Falls Café
                    Dale Carnegie Training                   JRE, Inc                                    Robert D. Hrynezuk                     Yosemite Fitness
                    Dave Carpenter                           Jubilation Singers                          Ron Cadle                              Yosemite Tours
                    Dave Toste                               Judystyle                                   Royalty Limousine                      Zena’s Island Day Spa




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