Celebrating “The Week of the Child,” First Five Shasta and Bright Futures hosted a wonderful “Lunch with Community Helpers” at the Intermountain Community Center in Burney beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12.
The fun-filled educational event brought together many people and organizations from the community. The Shasta County Sherriff’s office, Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department, and U.S. Forest Service all sent representatives to explain what they did, answer questions, and provide helpful information and safety tips to the children.
Most of the activities for the children were held in the area used by the Intermountain Preschool.
Many parents also attended.
As the children were informed and entertained by the local community workers, volunteers from the local Senior Nutrition Center were busy grilling scrumptious hamburgers for a wonderful barbecue lunch.
Before going to the dining hall, the children joined in a short session of Ring Around the Rosy.
After all falling down, the children lined up in the dining hall to join local seniors for a great meal of hamburgers, beans, chips, and elbow macaroni salad.
Waiting in line, a cheerful young Miss Helena Bowden shared how excited she was to have had Smokey the Bear give her a high-five.
Everyone young and old enjoyed the meal.
This year’s “Lunch with our Community Helpers” was truly a wonderful gathering. This is the 9th year that this event has been held. It is one of the many activities sponsored at the Intermountain Community Center.
The Intermountain Community center run by Tri County Community Network (TCCN).
Tri County Community Network, Inc. is a non-profit organization. Programs and services at the Intermountain Community Center include pre-school and school age day care, parenting support programs, housing and employment services, financial literacy classes, support for people with mental illness, weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, senior nutrition programs, dance classes, DUI diversion classes, and a Sunday worship service by Calvary Chapel Burney Falls. For more information about Tri County Community Network programs and services call 530-335-4600.