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Santa comes to Burney to greet children at Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Hundreds of parents and children lined up for Burney’s 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Christmas Tree Lane on Saturday evening November 24 to meet with Santa.

Helena Bowden happy to meet the Santas

Santa talked with each child to find out if they were good and learn what they wanted for Christmas.

Santa listens carefully to each answer

Mr. and Mrs. Santa were very adept at providing cheer and comfort to each child.

Santa entertaining a child with bells

Each child received a Christmas gift bag.

The Burney Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Burney-Fall River, the Burney Lions Club, Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River, The Lions Auxiliary, VFW, Burney Fire Protection District and other local neighbors and volunteers all participated in putting on the opening Christmas event.

Residents on the lane worked hard to decorate their houses with light for the festivities.

Santino Yabra worked hard to decorate his house on Christmas Tree Lane for the festive occasion

The Rotary served popcorn and cotton candy, the Soroptomists served hot chocolate and apple cider, the Lion Auxiliary provided delicious cookies.

Bill Campbell acted as Emcee.

Emcee Bill Campbell

The program opened with a presentation of arms by the VFW honor guard.

VFW Honor Guard

Janice Hamlin sang the National Anthem and God Bless America.

Janice Hamlin singing God Bless America

Then Paris Geisler soulfully sang two popular Christmas songs including White Christmas.

Paris Geisler singing White Christmas

Kids did the countdown to the Christmas Tree Lighting.

Kids count down to the tree lighting

Lions Fuzzy Field and George Whitfield through the switch and the trees were lit.

Lions Fuzzy Field and George Whilfield flick the switch

And the lights go on

Then the Winkelman family sang Christmas Carols.

The Winkelman family sings Away in a Manger

The elves were expectantly waiting for Santa.

The elves are ready

Shortly thereafter, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause arrived in a fire truck.

Santa arrives in a fire truck

Mrs. Claus was escorted off the truck by Burney Fire Chief Monte Keady.

Music was provided by toy soldiers.

Christmas music provided by this soldier

It was a wonderful time for young and old.

Mrs. Santa with a deligted and delightful child

 

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – Nov 22, 2018

(Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)

Nov 23 (Fri) Rising Sun Fit Club has organized a Mini Mall of home based businesses with products and services by women for women. Healing Touch-massage; Mary Kay cosmetics; Country Bumpkins – spa; Young Living-essential oils; nails by Kaishla; Scentsy – candles and scents and more. Snacks and beverages from 10a to 3p.

Nov 23 (Fri) Rising Sun Fit Club Bunko at 5:30pm

Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday Shop local and support the business in your community

Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney at 5pm Santa will hand out gift bags to the first 150 children. Free cookies from the Burney Lions Auxilliary, Free Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider from Soroptimist and Free popcorn and Cotton Candy from Rotary

Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday Your opportunity too support local non-profits Fall River Conservancy; Fall River Library; Friends of Burney Falls/Friends of Castle Crags; friends of Intermountain Libraries, Inc (F.O.I.L); Great Shasta Rail Trail Assn; KKRN Community Radio; Mayers IntermountainHealthcare Foundation; Spring Rivers Foundation; Tri-County Community Network

  • Participate in the event on Tuesday, November 27
  • Log onto https://www.northstategives.org/fallriverlibrary on Giving Tuesday between 6 am and 8 pm and follow the easy donor instructions. A donation of $10 or more* with a credit card is required.
  • Schedule a gift in advance (November 13-26)
  • Log onto https://www.northstategives.org/fallriverlibrary between November 13-26 and click on “login”. You will be asked to create an account and schedule your donation*. Your credit card will not be charged until the day of the event– Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

*Only donations made online by Nov. 27 are eligible for incentive prizes from Shasta Regional Community Foundation.

01 Dec – VFW Aux Post 5689 Indoor Yard Sale at the VFW Hall from 9a-2p

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney

01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney

01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

02 Dec-03 Dec Create your own wreath

06 Dec – Operation Warm Winter

09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

15 Dec – Burney Fire Department Fire/EMS Auxiliary Christmas Toy giveaway

15 Dec – Fall River Valley Chamber Christmas Light Parade in McArthur

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

27 Dec – 3rd annual California Tribal TANF Partnership Open House

2019

01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed

May?? VFW Over 21 Prom

06 Jul Burney Basin Days Parade & Fireworks

BURNEY TAXI 530-605-7950

ORGANIZATION MEETINGS

American Legion Post 441 – 1st Monday 5pm at Burney VFW Hall

Burney Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Tuesday, noon at Gepetto’s (335-2111)

Burney/Fall River Rotary – Every Thursday, noon at Gepettos

FOIL (Friends of the Intermountain Library) 1st Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library

Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next to

Fall River Hotel. Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public

Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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Burney Elementary Craft Fair and Soup Café – Good food, Good vendors, and lots of Good people

Burney Elementary School PTA Homemade Craft Fair and Soup Café was great! Hundreds of residents came to shop and visit on Saturday November 17 as a score of vendors displayed their wares.

Burney Elementary School PTA Homemade Craft Fair and Soup Café

The affair was sponsored by the Burney Elementary PTA and organized by Kathy Urlie. Burney 4-H served delicious soups.

Items displayed included McKay Brothers crafts made from natural sources, Andrew Urlie’s art pottery, a variety of jewelry, Christmas decorations, cloth snowmen, mittens and aprons, bath towels, adult bibs, purses, scented soaps and lotions by Shasta Soap Company, photography, handcrafted cards, paintings, Michelle’s creations, blankets, homemade jams, floral design, microwave bowls. coffee cozies, wood toys, nuts and baked goods.

Linda Colvin displaying her handcrafted cards and art

Langston Tate represented the Burney High School AG classes displaying floral design. The AG classes were raising money for one of their field trips to study agricultural techinques and also to install aquaponics at the greenhouse at the high school

Langston Tate showing BHS AG classes Floral Design

Jackie Young and Marie Conley had a table selling assorted nuts for Soroptomist International of Burney-Fall River to raise money for scholarships. S-Club was selling baked good to raise money for Operation Warm Winter.

Jackie Young and Marie Conley featuring Assorted Soroptomist Nuts

One new vendor from Shingletown this year was Enjoy by Bev. Bev Thacker and her husband raise llamas and alpacas. They shear their coats and spin the fiber into yarn. Bev uses the yarn to crochet and knit purses, hats, gloves, and scarves. With the money they make they can buy more food for the animals so that they can produce more fiber.

“We enjoy it!” Bev said.

Enjoy by Bev

When asked what she thought of the Burney Elementary Craft Fair, Bev responded succinctly with a smile, “We like it. Good turnout, good vendors, and a lot of good people.”

Who could ask for more?

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UPCOMING BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS 10/14

Compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909:

Oct 20 – A Taste of The Harvest sponsored by BES PTA
Oct 20 – AAUW Scholarship deadline for receipt of applications (see below for info)
Oct 20 – Fall River Library  Fall Festival and 30th Anniversary celebration from 5p-8p
Oct 24 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday
Oct 21 – Harvest Dinner in Fall River at the Vet’s Hall at 1:00pm
Oct 31 –  Main Street Trick or Treat hosted by Plumas Bank in FR from 5:30pm – 7:00p
Oct 31 – May have a Halloween Hay Maze in Fall River – Stay tuned
Oct 31 – Halloween at the Burney Fire Hall

Watch for it: Dogwood Cottage will be opening at the end of October at 37026 Main Street (next to the Theatre) in Burney. Fresh flowers, ornamentations, FTD (335-5500)

Nov 2 & 3 – Debbie’s Country Charm in Fall River annual Open House from 10am-5pm
Nov 03 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm
Nov 04 – Day Light Savings ends
Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria
Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday  Shop local
Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney
Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall
01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney
01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA)  IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas 
09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner
15 Dec –  Fall River Valley Chamber  Christmas Light Parade in McArthur
01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney
01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA)  IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas 
24Dec-04 Jan  FRJUSD winter break

The Intermountain-Fall River Mills Branch of AAUW is offering scholarship opportunities for female students who have completed two or more full years in an accredited college, university or health care professional degree program. Applicants must have been permanent residents of the Big Valley or FRJUSD while attending high school. Deadline is 20 Oct. Contact Dr. Beatriz Vasquez at 530-336-5599 or bjypro@yahoo.com for more information

2019
01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed

BURNEY TAXI 530-605-7950

ORGANIZATION MEETINGS

American Legion Post 441 – 1st Monday 5pm at Burney VFW Hall
Burney Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Tuesday, noon at Gepetto’s (335-2111)
Burney/Fall River Rotary – Every Thursday, noon at Gepettos
FOIL (Friends of the Intermountain Library) 1st Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library
Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next to Fall River Hotel. Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public
Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney
Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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Fifth Annual Fall Festival – Saturday October 13 12-4 p.m.

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Friends of Burney Falls September 2018 (including notice of Heritage Day)

From Catherine Camp

September 2018

FRIENDS OF BURNEY FALLS

Welcome to Fall

 

The Park’s summer season is ended, and the less busy fall season is upon us.  The Interpretive Association celebrated 2018 with a thank-you barbecue for Park staff and camp hosts on September 17.  Park staff has put in extra effort this year, as many have been called on to deal with fire in the immediate area and near our sister parks, Shasta State Historic Park.  In addition, the Park would not serve visitors as well without the volunteer efforts of our skilled and cheerful camp hosts.  They extend the reach of paid staff, and bring a diverse set of histories and talents.  We couldn’t do it without them!

Heritage Day Plans

Have you made plans to attend Heritage Day this year?  Sunday, October 7, Noon to 4 p.m.  Entrance to the Park is free.

 Join us for activities reminiscent of the 1870s in this area: Old Time Fiddle music, spinning and weaving, pine bough doll making, calligraphy, candle making, rope making, blacksmithing, branding and practicing with a cross-cut saw.  Make some apple cider and taste Dutch oven apple crisp.  Food is available for purchase from the Burney Lions Club.  Meet community volunteers who lead each of the activities, and their young supporters from the Leos and the Boy Scouts.  Plan to camp or to spend the afternoon, but come join us for some Heritage Day fun!

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BURNEY/INTERMOUNTAIN EVENTS – Sep 26, 2018

 (compiled by Evalee Nelson 941-7909)

MT BURNEY THEATRE (FRI-SUN)         SKYSCRAPER

Next week Predator

FALL RIVER THEATRE (FRI-SUN)          CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Next week The Darkest Minds

If you missed the Candidates night sponsored by BES PTA and Burney Boosters you may see a video at Meet the Candidates for 2018 Fall River Joint School Board Election

Hat Creek Ranger District will have free Guided Tours of the Spattercone Hiking Trail and Subway Cave on Saturdays until the end of September. Spattercone Trail hikes begin at 8:45am and Subway Cave Tours begin at 11:00am. Bring hiking boots, flashlights and water. Call the District Office for more information 530-335-5521

Oct 01 – Winter Hours begin at the Burney Library 9 to 5 Mon Thru Thurs. Lunch 1-2 Oct 06 (Sat) Relay for Life at FR high school 10m-2pm Angela Romeo Senior project Oct 06 (Sat) Fall River Library is having a $5 bag sale on general merchandise.

Furniture and specialty items will be for sale .at marked prices. 9am to 3pm

Oct 07 (Sun) Heritage Day at McArthur Brney Falls State Park from noon to 4p Activities include Old Time Fiddle music, spinning and weaving, pine bough doll making, calligraphy, candle making, rope making, blacksmithing, branding and practicing with a cross-cut saw. Make some apple cider and taste Dutch oven apple crisp. Food is available for purchase from the Burney Lions Club. Entrance to the Park is free.

Oct 13 Intermountain Hospice Chair-ity Plus Auction

Oct 13 – Burney Chamber/Pit River Casino Fall Festival

Oct 13 – Really Big Shrimp Boil at Inter-Mountain Fairgrounds from 4p – 9p

Oct 14 – AAUW Soups, Salads and Sweets fundraiser

Oct 20 – A Taste of The Harvest sponsored by BES PTA

Oct 20 – AAUW Scholarship deadline for receipt of applications (see below for info) Oct 20 – Fall River Library Fall Festival and 30th Anniversary celebration from 5p-8p Oct 24 – Burney-Fall River Soroptimist Sandwich Wednesday

Oct 21 – Harvest Dinner in Fall River at the Vet’s Hall at 1:00pm

Oct 31 – Main Street Trick or Treat hosted by Plumas Bank in FR from 5:30pm – 7:00p Oct 31 – May have a Halloween Hay Maze in Fall River – Stay tuned

Oct 31 – Halloween at the Burney Fire Hall

Nov 2 & 3 – Debbie’s Country Charm in Fall River annual Open House from 10am-5pm Nov 03 – Glenburn Church Annual Piano Recital at 2pm

Nov 04 – Day Light Savings ends

Nov 17 – BES PTA Craft Fair from 9a-2p in Cafeteria Nov 24 – Small Business Saturday Shop local

Nov 24 – Christmas Tree Lighting at Christmas Tree Lane in Burney Nov 27 – National Giving Tuesday

01 Dec – Santa’s Workshop at Ingram Hall

01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney

01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

09 Dec – American Legion Post 441 annual Christmas Ham Dinner

09 Dec – Fall River Valley Chamber Christmas Light Parade in McArthur 01 Dec – Christmas Bazaar at New Hope Church in Burney

01 Dec -12 Dec (days and times TBA) IM Heritage Foundation 12 Days of Christmas

24Dec-04 Jan FRJUSD winter break

The Intermountain-Fall River Mills Branch of AAUW is offering scholarship opportunities for female students who have completed two or more full years in an accredited college, university or health care professional degree program. Applicants must have been permanent residents of the Big Valley or FRJUSD while attending high school. Deadline is 20 Oct. (Dr. Beatriz Vasquez at 530-336-5599 or biypro@yahoo.com for more info)

2019

01 Mar Burney Boosters Crab Feed

BURNEY TAXI 530-605-7950

ORGANIZATION MEETINGS

American Legion Post 441 – 1st Monday 5pm at Burney VFW Hall

Burney Chamber of Commerce – 2nd Tuesday, noon at Gepetto’s (335-2111)

Burney/Fall River Rotary – Every Thursday, noon at Gepettos

FOIL (Friends of the Intermountain Library) 1st Tuesday of month, 2pm at the Library

Intermountain Artists – 2nd Thursday noon-2pm at Evelyn O’Royce Art Center next to Fall River Hotel.                      Usually have a special presentation. Open to the public

Lions Club – Every Thursday, 6:00pm at the Lions Hall in Burney

Soroptimists – Every Wednesday, noon at Gepettos

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