Santa Cruz has been inundated with non-stop rain for most of February. While this is great for our empty reservoir, it puts parents everywhere in a bit of a pickle: where in Santa Cruz can you take an energetic 3 year old on a rainy day? Cara was just mentioning the lack of indoor activities for kids in town when, lo and behold, Sharon has a cousin with the solution! Lori Bettencourt (Sharon’s cuz) and her husband Joe have just opened the PUMP’D Inflatable Fun Center!
Located in Watsonville, PUMP’D Inflatable Fun Center features bouncing inflatables, giant slides, an obstacle course, a toddler corral, and private party rooms. PUMP’D will be having a Grand Opening Party on March 7, 2009 and Lori and Joe invite everyone to come join the fun. (Pssst… there will be PCC cookies at the grand opening…)
Lori and Joe are both excited to be joining the Watsonville business community. As the parents of twins, Lori and Joe know how important it is to have a fun and affordable, safe and clean place to take your children. They are PUMP’D up and are looking forward to providing great indoor family entertainment that can meet many budgets and entertainment needs.
It is great to see another locally-owned and operated business open in Santa Cruz County, especially in such tough economic times. I think PUMP’D sounds seriously fun! I may not be a kid, I may not have kids, but I can appreciate the total awesome-ness of bouncing on anything inflatable. PCC hopes PUMP’D has a wildly successful first year!
Get your socks on and visit PUMP’D Inflatable Fun Center at:
Watsonville, CA 95076
The PCC President’s Blog-Shout-Out awards Nikki Julian-Vasquez as our employee of the month for January 2009 and the year 2008 for her amazing powers of persuasion, her persistence and her winning personality.
As our one and only sales manager, she single-handedly takes on food giants and convinces them to reward their customers with the best cookie available.
Pacific Cookie Company will be a participating vendor at the 2nd annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival. This event is organized by the UC Santa Cruz Women’s club and proceeds benefit scholarships for re-entry students at UC Santa Cruz.
Come by the Cocoanut Grove Sunday, Februrary 9th, 2009 from 2pm – 5pm to enjoy some of the finest chocolate available from Santa Cruz and the Bay Area as well as live jazz and a silent auction. (Map to the Coconut Grove here)
The Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival benefits a great cause so you can indulge your chocoholic tendencies guilt-free!
For more information or to find out how to purchase tickets, visit the festival website at www.santacruzchocolatefestival.org.
Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival Logo graphic by Andra Rudolph.