Jim ‘Digger’ Williams, a Folsom icon, has passed away.
Jim and his lovely wife Sharon came to Folsom in 1960, and over time became true community leaders.
Jim worked at the local funeral home, earning the nickname ‘Digger’, and was fond of telling people he’d meet, ‘I’ll be the last one to let you down’, and he never let us down.
He was a volunteer coach for Folsom High school football, baseball and wrestling. He hosted the Folsom Concerts in the Park for many years.
The Folsom Cattle Drive and Parade comes to Sutter Street today.
Kicking off the 54th annual Folsom Pro Rodeo, the parade consists of classic cars, a stage coach, US Army and Marines, music, the famous Painted Ladies and of course, a herd of Longhorn cattle.
This fun, family event is free and open to the public, and runs down Sutter Street from Coloma to Decatur. Parade starts at 6pm, but get there early for the best viewing spot.
The Folsom Pro Rodeo starts tomorrow, July 3rd and ends Saturday the 5th.
Get a $5 discount on general admission tickets by going to www.folsomprorodeo.com and entering myfolsom14 in the promo code field.