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Celebrating Local Businesses at The Sac History Alliance's Burnett Awards

Sacramento History Alliance

Proudly Announces Annual Fundraiser:

The Prestigious 2019 Burnett Awards

Listen: Delta Pick Mello, Executive Director, Sacramento History Alliance.

Fred Teichert, Executive Director, Teichert Foundation

Bob Cole, Goodwin Cole

The Sacramento History Alliance is proud and excited to announce the 2019 Burnett Awards event on Thursday evening, October 10, 2019. The special event will take place at the 24th Street Theater at Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community located at 2791 24th Street in Sacramento. While a VIP reception will start at 5:30 p.m. (included with sponsorships), the official awards program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Burnett Awards is a high-profile annual event that benefits two of Sacramento’s historic treasures – the Sacramento History Museum and the Center for Sacramento History. Each year, the Sacramento History Alliance honors successful local businesses that have met and withstood the test of time and are recognized contributors to the community culture in the Sacramento region. The guest Master of Ceremonies this year will be the honorable Mayor Darrell Steinberg.

The Burnett Awards is named in honor of the late Burnett Miller – a native Sacramentan, former mayor, community icon, philanthropist, business leader and one of the city’s most prominent history enthusiasts.

The 2019 Burnett Award honorees include the following:

General Produce– started by the Chan family in 1933 with a horse and wagon, the produce company has been distributing and exporting fresh fruits and vegetables ever since; 

Goodwin-Cole– 97-year old Bob Cole is still calling the shots at the 100+ year-old company;

The Sacramento Bee– the flagship of the nationwide McClatchy Company was founded in 1857;

Teichert Construction– in the 1870s, immigrant Adolph Teichert came to town to lay sidewalks at the new State Capitol and never left;

Vic’s Ice Cream– old-school ice cream parlor on Riverside Blvd. has been serving desserts and comfort food in a vintage diner setting since 1947;

Gunther’s Ice Cream– long-standing local landmark in Curtis Park known for homemade ice cream in various flavors, delicious sandwiches and retro decor.

The celebratory evening will also feature a dynamic and visual presentation to recognize the region’s magnificent tapestry of historic, artistic and endangered neon signs.

2019 Burnett Award program tickets cost $35 per person

Buy tickets here:

To find out more about the Sacramento History Alliance, the Sacramento History Museum and the Center for Sacramento History, please

Fred Teichert
Delta Pick Mello
Bob Cole

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