Senior Holiday Gift Bag Program 2020
Folsom Athletics, Folsom Arts, and friends – with your donations and support, this is what the holidays are all about. This year, 650+ holiday senior gift bags were delivered to Folsom residents around the community. I can only image what next year will bring.
Folsom Telegraph – Gold Country Media – Holiday gift bags bring smiles to Folsom seniors – December 24, 2020
THANK YOU Karen Oosterman and Powerhouse Ministries
Michael Raffetto, Will Kempton, Lynn LePage
It is with a heavy heart to announce that longtime Folsom resident, City of Folsom Councilmember and Vice Mayor and Folsom Athletic Association Executive Director Ernie Sheldon passed away November 13.
Ernie played a major role with the FAA to preserve the land, advocate for the development of parks, trails, and facilities, and create recreation programs for Folsom residents, young and old, and their families. He raised over one million dollars for the FAA to collaborate with the city, school district, local businesses, and government services to build these opportunities. Folsom is the number #1 city to live, work, and play because of his dedication and hard work.
Prior to Ernie’s involvement with the city, he served 33 years with the U.S. Air Force. He retired as a decorated lieutenant colonel. Ernie was the Grand Marshal of this year’s Folsom’s Veterans Day parade. A tribute to Ernie and the veterans is available on the City of Folsom, Parks and Recreation Facebook page.
Ernie built a legacy in Folsom with every person he met and every project he was involved with. The Folsom Athletic Association is honored to have renamed his FAA Project Vision Fund to the FAA Ernie Sheldon Legacy Fund for his devotion to the city, its parks and trails, recreation programs, and athletic and youth sports. You will see and feel Ernie’s presence today, and in years to come.
Rest in Peace Ernie … your legacy will live forever in our hearts and lives.
Family and friends are working on funeral arrangements. Check back for information.
Folsom Pays Tribute to the Nation’s Veterans – This year’s honorary Grand Marshal is Ernie Sheldon.
The traditional parade will not take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Folsom will still pay tribute to the nation’s veterans with a short video. Watch the Veterans Day Commemoration on Wednesday, November 11 at 9 a.m. on facebook.com/FolsomParksandRec.
Folsom Telegraph – Gold Country Media – Our Town: Ernie Sheldon is a true Folsom lagacy maker
By Amanda Rowland, published September 4, 2020
Folsom Telegraph – Gold Country Media – FAA has made a big impact on Folsom
By Matt Long, published August 24, 2020
Folsom Athletic Association awards scholarships to seniors by Matt Long, Sports Editor, May 28, 2020
Folsom Athlete of the Week: Alba Joy honored to earn scholarship from FAA by Matt Long, Sports Editor, June 4, 2020