Tom Gaffey named 2018 Good Egg

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20th April

Phoenix Theater general manager keeps the doors open for Petaluma teens

When Tom Gaffey returned to Petaluma in 1983 after running a theater in Cloverdale and was asked by friends if he would manage the Phoenix Theater, he said yes, thinking to himself that he would stay for six months, or at the most, a year. It would be a short-term gig before buying the perfect RV and heading out to cruise the country.


“But things never work out the way I plan it,” Tom says.


As the Petaluma community will attest, thank goodness Tom’s plans went awry because as the general manager of the Phoenix Theater, Tom has been nurturing creativity and confidence in Petaluma’s teens and giving them the space to express it for 35 years.  For his selfless dedication to fostering community spirit and positive promotion of Petaluma, … Read More »

2018 Grand Marshal – Steve & Judy Mahrt

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19th April

Long time poultry producers hatched the “Cutest Little Chick Contest”

Someone who isn’t familiar with Petaluma might think that the Butter & Egg Days Parade is only about celebrating a period of time in our past; a throwback to an era when family farms typified the community and almost every household kept chickens.


But Petaluma’s significance as an egg producing community didn’t stop when Bert Kerrigan and the Egg Day Parades left Petaluma in the late 1920s. Family farms are not an anachronism; they are thriving, evolving, and forward-looking enterprises. And none personify this better than the Mahrt family who began selling eggs when Petaluma was known as the “World’s Egg Basket,” continue to succeed as one of the few independent egg farms in Northern California, and are training the next generation to carry the business into the future.


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RE: Free Bus Rides All Weekend 4/28-29

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17th April

Click here for Saturday Schedule.

Free Bus Rides All Weekend 4/28-29

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17th April

Petaluma Transit Free Rides…are being offered all weekend for the Butter & Egg Days.

Saturday, a special service will provide a safe ride every 15 minutes to very close to the parade route. Avoid the traffic congestion and parking challenges and take the bus.

You can also take the bus for free on Sunday so you don’t miss the  over 200 fantastic vendors offering a unique shopping experience from 8am to 4pm.

All the details can be found here on the Transit website. Or you can download this brochure with the bus schedule on it.