Category Archives: VFW

VFW Auxiliary Post 5689 Indoor Yard Sale

Scores of people came to the VFW Auxiliary Post 5689 Indoor Yard Sale at the Veterans Hall in Burney on Saturday December 2.

Dottie Sales displaying Christmas raffle baskets

The event was organized by Ms. Dottie Sales. Vendors included yard sale items, baked goods, decorations, and a variety of hand crafted items. Two young girls were also there selling hot chocolate.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Burney, Veterans, VFW

Donna Scheckla will be Honored Guest at Burney Basin Days Parade

Donna Scheckla will be an Honored Guest at 2017 Burney Basin Days Parade. She first came to Burney in 1971 when her husband, Al, moved his trucking business here. She moved here permanently in 1976. Since then Mrs. Scheckla has been a strong supporter of Burney Basin Days and a dedicated volunteer in the community.

Since the 1970’s she has volunteered at the Burney Basin Days Parade helping to decorate the judges booth and assisting at the top of the hill. She also has helped serve at the VFW barbecue and worked at the gate collecting donations at the Rotary Fireworks Program.

She has been a member of the Soroptomist Club and the VFW Auxiliary Post 5289 since 1974. She has enjoyed helping with the VFW raffle and the ham dinner.

For eight years she has served as a member of the Burney Citizens Patrol helping to keep our neighborhoods safe.

In addition, she helped Rick Morris to start the Burney Beautification Program and has also sponsored a bowling team for 25 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Scheckla had been married for 53 years when her husband died in 2004. They  raised four sons. She is blessed with 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

In spite of some recent difficulties with her hip and knee, her desire to serve the community remains undiminished.

“I am 85 years old and just like to stay as active as possible and help wherever I can,” Mrs. Scheckla said cheerfully.

Leave a comment

Filed under Burney, Burney Basin Days, Pit River Area History, Pit River Country Events, VFW

VFW Post 5689 Flag Retirement Ceremony at VFW Hall June 30

VFW Post 5689 will be holding a Flag Retirement Ceremony at the VFW Hall on June 30.  It should start at approximately 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm at the fire pit behind the post.

The public is invited to attend and participate.

Leave a comment

Filed under Burney, VFW