“Lunch with Community Helpers” a great community event

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.

Smokey giving high-fives to the kids

Smokey giving high-fives to the kids

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.

Deputies Erickson and Estes and Service Officer Pruitt came to speak with the children

Deputies Erickson and Estes and Service Officer Pruitt came to speak with the children

Most of the activities for the children were held in the area used by the Intermountain Preschool.

Service Officer Pruitt speaks with preschoolers

Service Officer Pruitt speaks with preschoolers

 

Devin Magee from the U.S. Forest Serviee came and participated

Devin Magee from the U.S. Forest Service came and participated

 

Matt Herndon from the U.S. Forest Service speaking to the children

Matt Herndon from the U.S. Forest Service speaking to the children

 

Jackson Perry, Theresa Laughlin, and Roger Underwood from Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department came and spoke

Jackson Perry, Theresa Laughlin, and Roger Underwood from Hat Creek Volunteer Fire Department came and spoke

Many parents also attended.

Pre-school volunteer Melissa Sweet with one of her children

Pre-school volunteer Melissa Sweet with one of her children

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.

Volunteers cooking up the meal

Volunteers cooking up the meal

Before going to the dining hall, the children joined in a short session of Ring Around the Rosy.

Ring Around the Rosy before lunch

Ring Around the Rosy before lunch

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.

Lunch is served

Lunch is served

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.

Young Helena Bowden was really excited about meetingt Smokey the Bear

Young Helena Bowden was really excited about meeting Smokey the Bear

Everyone young and old enjoyed the meal.

Enjoying the meal

Enjoying 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).

TCCN Executive Director Cindy Dodds watches children and parents line up for delicious barbecue

TCCN Executive Director Cindy Dodds watches children and parents line up for delicious barbecue

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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