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Mountain Cruisers donate $300 to VFW Post 5689 Santa Claus Program

Mountain Cruisers Vice President Sandy McCullar and Secretary Corrine Calhoun presented Emily Deavers, Sergeant of Arms of VFW Post 5689, with a check for $300 to be used for their Santa Claus program.  The presentation was made at a Burney Chamber of Commerce Meeting on August 29 at Gepetto’s Pizza.

Sandy McCullar and Corrine Calhoun present a check to VFW Quartermaster Emily Deavers

In the past, the post had a Santa Claus each year who gave out stockings and toys to local children. The program was discontinued but this donation will help them to bring Santa back.

Each year Mountain Cruisers hosts the car show at Rex Club Days. Proceeds from the show go to support a variety of local charities such as the schools and the library. In addition to this year’s donation to the VFW, Ms. McCullar said that the club had also donated $250 to the Round Mountain Community Center for their Christmas program. Earlier in the summer, the Mountain Cruisers also funded a free night’s swim at the Raymond Berry Community Pool.

On August 23, the Mountain Cruisers and Shasta Classics held a joint gathering at the Rancheria RV Park on Highway 89. At that time, the Mountain Cruisers held their annual meeting and elected officers for 2018-2019. The new officers are Michael Calhoun, President; Sandy McCullar, Vice President; Charlene Sickler, Treasurer; Corrine Calhoun, Secretary and Newsletter; and Ed Johnson, Sergeant at Arms.

Mr. Calhoun succeeds Ron Conley who served diligently for many years as president.


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2017 Rex Club Days features classic cars, awesome crafts and lots of fun

This year’s Rex Club Days, which took place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday May 27, was awesome!

1948 Chevy Woodie owned by Con Neufeld from Fairoaks

The Mountain Cruisers annual car show drew 64 entrees from Susanvillle and Alturas to the west, the Intermountain area, Redding and Red Bluff, and Santa Rosa and Eureka to the east. Locals and visitors marveled at the wonderful woodies, terrific old trucks (some with trailers), candy-red classic cars, and other very fine vintage vehicles that filled the lot and the street front.

Here are photos of a few:

1934 Ford owned by Ted Drake from Montgomery Creek

1935 Ford Truck owned by Larry and Val Harvey from Redding

1939 Chevy Coupe owned by Pee Wee Rhodes from Redding

1940 Ford owned by Dan Fallo from Petaluma

1940 Mercury owned by Dale Wilkes from Old Station

1953 Studebaker PU owned by Dan and Sonja Knapek from Eureka

1930 Ford Woodie Panel Truck owned by Frank Wheeler from Santa Rosa

Cool classic truck and trailer

Very fine vintage Corvette

There were numerous booths, delicious refreshments, and lots of prizes and awards.

The Burney Chamber of Commerce was there selling T-Shirts for this year’s Burney Basin Days. If you missed getting one they are available at the Chamber Office or from local Chamber members.

Chamber members display 2017 Burney Basin Days T-Shirts

The Mountain Cruisers also graciously invited all of the candidates for 2017 Honorary Mayor of Burney to come to the show to campaign for their charities. Mary Francis Unterreiner took advantage of the opportunity and spoke briefly from the announcer’s booth about the work the St. Vincent de Paul is doing in the Intermountain Community for the less fortunate.

In addition, adjacent to the car show, the Annual Rotary Art and Craft Show organized by Rotary member and potter Andrew Urlie had eight booths featuring hand crafted wood items, soaps, metal work, pottery, survival bracelets, and home-grown wool yarn.

Mr. McKay diisplaying a rolling pin made out of pine cones

Hand-dyed yarn made from home-grown sheep

Hand-forged metalwork from Rawhide Forge

There was a lot to take in. It was a beautiful way to spend a beautiful day. There was a steady flow of people throughout the show.

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