Luncheon spotlighting women in agriculture returns

(Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian file)

12th annual Down to Earth Women to be held May 9

CORRALITOS—The 12th Annual Down to Earth Women (DEW) Luncheon will be held on May 9 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos, located at 242 Corralitos Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This event is for women involved in, or supporting, agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley. The aim of the luncheon is to raise funds for Agri-Culture’s Focus Agriculture program, the Jimmie Cox Memorial Scholarship fund and the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s educational programs.

This year’s featured speaker will be Ella King, owner of Café Ella and Ella’s at the Airport, who will speak on “Good Food is the Foundation of Genuine Happiness.” 

Also speaking at the event will be Susan True, CEO of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County and a graduate of the Focus Agriculture Program. True will speak about her experience in the program. 

The Mistress of Ceremonies for the event will once again be Brittany Nielsen, News Anchor for KSBW Action News 8.

Women are invited to attend this afternoon event. The ticket price is $100. To make a reservation, become a sponsor or make a donation to the event call 722-6622, email [email protected] or go online to