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Chamber Invites Pamphlet Donations
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The Riverbank Chamber of Commerce is giving new life to The Riverbank Story written in the 1970s by Florence Bessac by republishing the pamphlet for a 100-year celebration of Riverbank's settlement at the Oct. 1 Farmer's Market.

Although not incorporated until 1922, the first residents began building Riverbank in May of 1911 as chronicled in the local history put together by Florence Bessac and her husband who began publishing The Riverbank News in 1922 and were honored to have the local library named after her.

The Chamber is offering individuals and businesses an opportunity to have their name added to the back page of this booklet and receive a copy by donating a minimum of $1 to its publication. Donations may be made in two ways.

Cash donations can be made in downtown Riverbank to the City of Riverbank at 6707 Third Street (telephone 863-7150) or at Designs by Karen at 3331 Santa Fe Street (telephone 869-8676).

Donations by check can be mailed to the Riverbank Chamber, PO Box 340, Riverbank, CA 95367.

The Chamber is having 1,000 pamphlets printed for a cost of $268, said chamber board member Milli Sanders. Chamber member Cathy Douma, of Minuteman Press in Stockton, is donating the binding and other costs associated with printing. The Chamber will sell the pamphlet for $1 ahead of time and at the celebration during this year's last farmer's market on Saturday, Oct. 1.