Facebook Photo Contest

“We Love Fair Oaks” Facebook Cover Photo Contest – 2013

Fair Oaks, we want to feature your pictures on our Facebook page! We can’t wait to see the community of Fair Oaks through your eyes.

– Each month we will pick our favorite photo to feature as our Facebook page cover photo for all to enjoy.
– We will feature the monthly winner on our website www.fairoakspark.org.
– The winning picture will get photo credit, including your name.
– Keep in mind horizontal pics work best.
– The ideal cover photo size is 851 x 315px.
– Feel free to embellish, add text, or make a Fair Oaks inspired collage – be creative!
– Submit your photos to Katy Albers at kalbers@fairoakspark.org or on our Facebook page.

We can’t wait to see all your inspiring, creative, or just plain awesome Fair Oaks pics.

Good luck!


Lisa Woodard-Mink

Winning Photo – Fair Oaks Bridge

Lisa Woodard-Mink

In 1999, when I told my friends that I was moving from San Francisco to Sacramento, they questioned my sanity, asking me how I could leave “The Big City.”  But as soon as I arrived in the area (Fair Oaks/Carmichael), I realized that this was home.  I love everything about the region–the trees, the history, the diversity, the food, the variety of things to do.
I met my husband-to-be Tom in 2000 and moved to Carmichael in 2002.  It was then that I discovered Fair Oaks Village which was very close, visiting almost weekly, often to shop at Jo LeFevers’ store Love Letters.

In 2009 Tom and I decided to move as we wanted a home with more land, and there was no question that Fair Oaks was our first choice.  We found the perfect home and moved in the fall of that year.  I knew that we found our dream home, but I didn’t realize that we would also find such a wonderful community.  We immediately joined the Fair Oaks Historical Society and attended a number of their events as well as events held by the Fair Oaks Rotary Club.  We also developed many friendships and now meet regularly at local coffee shops and restaurants.

I love the fact that we now live in an area that seems relatively rural but is just one mile from Fair Oaks Village and from Sunrise Boulevard, one of the major thoroughfares.  I love living among the chickens, turkeys, peacocks, deer, and other animals.  I love being able to walk along the American River.  I love the small town feel of Fair Oaks–I can walk into a store and the shop owner will call me by my name.  I love all of the festivities like the Christmas parade and tree lighting and the Chicken Festival.  Every day when I go to the kitchen to get my cup of coffee, I am so thankful that I live in Fair Oaks.

I am not a professional photographer, but I do carry my small point-and-shoot camera with me wherever I go, and inevitably when I am walking around Fair Oaks, I always find a beautiful photo opportunity.

Lisa Woodard-Mink

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