Campbell community briefs for the week of May 29


Campbell clues in kid’s book

In her most recent book, “The Adventures of Jimmy and his Red Jacket,” local children’s author Julie Dart enshrined some of her favorite places in Campbell by featuring them as places the main character visits, but she changed the names of the locations.

To give parents a distinctly local activity to do with their kids while they’re sheltering in place, Dart is reading the book every week on her YouTube channel and inviting kids to figure out the real names of the locations that Jimmy visits. The first 10 kids who submit correct answers to Dart will receive a prize from one of these locations.

Once the read-along is over, one winner will be randomly chosen to receive a red jacket like the one Jimmy wears in the book.

Link to Dart’s YouTube channel at

Celebrate Campbell rescheduled

This year’s Celebrate Campbell fundraiser has been rescheduled to June 20, provided “shelter in place” restrictions have been eased.

The event, hosted by the Campbell Chamber Community Foundation, will honor Citizen of the Year Ana Spear, a Campbell police officer, as well as the Business of the Year, which will be announced at the event. Business of the Year finalists are Mathnasium, The Pruneyard and Sports Basement.

Celebrate Campbell will also honor 2018 Citizen of the Year Carol Hoffman and Business of the Year The Home Church.

The gala also serves as a fundraising event for the Campbell Community Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Formal wear or Roaring ’20s attire is requested. Tickets are $100 per person at

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Author: Anne Gelhaus