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Fairfield woman wins 19th car from Mary Kay

By From page A2 | January 11, 2014

A pink Cadillac, an employee of the month, cheerleaders going to Hawaii and plenty of crab feeds top this week’s roundup of good news around the region.

Fairfield woman honored

After more than 35 years with Mary Kay, Independent Executive Senior Sales Director Nia Putnam of Fairfield recently earned her 19th free car, the prestigious pink Cadillac.

A symbol of success within the Mary Kay community, independent sales force members earn the use of a pink Cadillac by meeting and exceeding goals set within their individual businesses, according to a news release from the company.

Putnam, who’s been selling Mary Kay since 1976, picked up the Cadillac SRX Tuesday in Vallejo.

“(It) makes me feel proud and excited to lead such a great group of women,” Putnam said in the release. “This is a trophy on wheels and it shows how Mary Kay acknowledges a job well and rewards her leaders, everyone can earn a Pink Cadillac. All you have to do is work.”

County honors Blasingame

Solano County named Debbie Blasingame as its “employee of the month” for January.

Blasingame started working for the county Tax Collector’s office in August 1989. She is an accounting clerk and is described by the county as an expert in all areas of tax billing and collecting.

“Ms. Blasingame is an inspiration to her colleagues and a key mentor for employees new to the department,” a county report said.

The county Board of Supervisors honored Blasingame on Tuesday.

Vanden cheerleaders at Pro Bowl

The Vanden High School football cheerleading squad will soon head out to appear in the halftime show of the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl on Jan. 26 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

The squad attended the UCA Cheer Camp at Sacramento State University last summer, where they came away with two top awards, according to Chantony Marshall. They will depart Jan. 23 to fly to Hawaii.

Nice job to the Vanden cheerleaders!

Upcoming crab feeds

The Edge Community Church will host a crab feed at 7 p.m. (dinner at 8 p.m.) Jan. 24 at its campus, 1101 Horizon Drive in Fairfield.

There will be crab, pasta, salad, bread, soda and water and there will also be a raffle, music and childcare at the event. For more information, call 421-9430 or email [email protected]

The FaST Lions Club will host its 28th annual crab feed at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. Doors open at 6 p.m.

There will be all-you-can-eat spaghetti, too, as well as raffles and a silent auction. For more information and tickets, call 386-6863

Community United Methodist Church will host its crab feed at 6 p.m.  Jan. 31 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City.

There will be crab, pasta, salad and bread, as well as no-host cocktails. There also will be a silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information and tickets, call 426-2944.

The Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Mount Carmel Council No. 15499 will host its crab feed from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 8 at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church, 2700 Dover Ave., Fairfield.

For more information, call 816-6184, 429-0872, 425-0780 or 422-7767.

The Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center of Solano County will host its fifth annual crab feed at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville.

Tickets include crab, salad, pasta and bread. There will be a door prize, raffle prizes a dessert auction and more.

For more information, call 449-8996, visit www.alphaprc.org or email [email protected]

Vanden High School Vikings football will host its second annual crab feed fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. March 1 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City.

For more information, call Che Hamilton-Williams at 419-9040 or [email protected]

The Vacaville Police Activities League program hosts its 10th annual crab feed fundraiser at 6 a.m. March 8 at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville.

There is an all-you-can-eat crab, pasta, salad and garlic bread fee. There will be a no-host bar and prizes through a raffle and auction. For more information, call 469-6674.

Barry Eberling, Mike Corpos and Brad Stanhope contributed to this report. Do you have some good news to share? Send it to Glen Faison at [email protected]

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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