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Danville Express

Newsfront - December 5, 2008

2009 calendar offers Danville heritage and lore

Tim Huether, owner of Huether Insurance Agency in downtown Danville, is distributing free limited edition 2009 Danville Historic Calendars to his clients and interested members of the community.

The calendars feature an 8-inch by 11-inch picture for each month along with an appointment square for every day. The photographs are from the collection of the late William Hockins, who served as president of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and as president of the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Contra Costa County, and are licensed from his family. Photography was Hockins' hobby and the Danville area was his home for more than 40 years.

"My concept is to bring the area's history and heritage to life," Huether said. "I knew Bill Hockins pretty well, and we shared an appreciation for the town's past, which he captured on film, and optimism about its future."

The calendar photographs capture Danville when it was a rural outpost up through its growth in the 1960s and 1970s. There are historic images of town events including a 1950s bathing beauties contest, the July 4 parade, a downtown snowstorm in 1976, and the first holiday lighting of the Old Oak Tree.

"My home and my business are in Danville, I love the community, and I am pleased to give back a little bit in this way," said Huether.

Calendars are available at the agency offices, 319 Diablo Road, Suite 100, in Danville. The agency is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Those interested can call 820-8432, ext. 10, to make sure a copy is waiting for them at the reception desk. Supply is limited to the 2,500 copies printed.

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