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Kid Fit 2018 ends year with a splash in the mud

Kid Fit 2018 ended with one of the most fun events of the year.

The joy of mud

One hundred and forty-six kids came to Bailey Park on Thursday evening July 12 for a swim in the Raymond H. Berry Community Pool, an obstacle run, and a splashing dash through the mud.

Fun in the pool

Nice shot!

Hailey Shaver and Dana Hauge explain the rules

Mayor Ralph Freitas making the rounds

Leaping lizards!

Dancing through the mud

Nice smile

OMG!

Three young gentlemen on a journey

Plop!

What on earth have I done?

Splish splash I’m taking a mud bath

Adults have fun too

I am Queen of Mud!

After all the activities, medals were awarded to all participants and four grand prizes – two $25 gift cars and two kayaks with life preservers – were raffled off.

Shaylene and Haley awarding prizes

The Mud race and obstacle course on Bailey Avenue and family swim night were the fifth of five events for this year’s Kid Fit. Kid Fit is organized locally by Shaylene Herndon from Bright Futures, Dana Haugue from Full Fitness Spectrum, and Tri Counties Community Network. Burney High School Senior Hailey Shaver assisted Shaylene Herndon in the program for her Senior Project.

Pit River Casino donated $5000 to fund the 2018 Kid Fit program in Burney. Additional funds were also provided by Mountain Cruisers and PG&E Employees Funds.

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Kid Fit Games kick off 2018 Burney Basin Days

2018 Burney Basin Days began with an exciting panorama of Kid Fit Track and Field Games at the Burney High School Football field at 6 p.m. on Thursday July 5.

First to the finish

More than 150 people came to share in the opening event which included Kid Fit sports, an ice cream social, and the announcement of the 2018 Honorary Mayor of Burney.

Forty-nine parents and 63 children signed up to participate in the competitive athletic activities including races, long-jump, water-balloon tossing, tug 0′ war and other fun events.

A tough tug o’ warrior

Precarious water balloon tossing

Take-off!

A champion ball-splasher

Ribbons were awarded to winners, and prizes given to all who participated.

There was even a race for parents.

Parents race

In between events, folks enjoyed ice cream and sprinkles at the social sponsored by the Burney Chamber of Commerce. Ice cream was donated by Jill Barnett.

Lining up for ice cream

All the while, a group of Burney High School Raiders in animal costumes cheered everybody on.

An assortment of Raiders supporters

The Kid Fit Track and Field Night was the fourth of five 2018 Kid Fit events. Kid Fit is organized locally by Shaylene Herndon from Bright Futures, Dana Haugue from Full Fitness Spectrum, and Tri Counties Community Network. Burney High School Senior Hailey Shaver assisted Shaylene Herndon in the program for her Senior Project.

Pit River Casino donated $5000 to fund the 2018 Kid Fit program in Burney. Additional funds were also provided by Mountain Cruisers and PG&E Employees Funds.

The last Kid Fit Event will be the  Mud race and obstacle course on Bailey Avenue and family swim night at the Raymond Berry Community Pool on July 12.

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4K Runners Grateful for Burney Hospitality

The 4K for Cancer Team NY 2018 ran into Burney on Tuesday June 19. They came for a two-day rest stop hosted by the Word of Life Assembly of God Church (WOLA). Twenty-two young adults ranging in age from 18-25 are running from San Francisco to New York City to increase awareness and raise funds in the battle against cancer.

4K Runners and WOLA volunteers

Team NY is one of three teams doing a 4000 mile run across the country beginning in San Francisco on June 17 and ending in Baltimore, Boston, and New York on Aug 4th. The run is sponsored by the Ulman Foundation. The focus is helping young people with cancer. They are building a nationwide network of support involving a wide range of charitable programs.

Kathy Newton from WOLA supervised the overall hospitality for the group during their stay, including two nights rest in the WOLA gym, a Tuesday night barbecue organized by Kaylynn Harper and prepared by the Encounter small group ministry, a visit to Burney Falls, breakfast with food provided by Anna’s Country Kitchen, and pizza dinner at Gepetto’s courtesy of owner Robert Moore.

Cooking up burgers by the gym

The runners came from more than a dozen states including New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, Montana, and California.

Becca Eddy, Cheyenne Greenside, Kaylynn Harper, and Courntey Schatz

The program coordinator is Rebecca Eddy. Ms. Eddy, was raised in Eureka, Oregon and graduated from college in North Carolina, She currently lives in Baltimore where the Ulman Foundation has its headquarters.

Ms. Eddy said, “4K for Cancer hopes to unite communities in the battle against cancer making sure no one goes through this difficult time alone. Every participant has a ‘why for running.’ I wanted to run for my grandparents, uncle, great-aunt, and other family members and friends who have battled this terrible disease. I couldn’t control my family being impacted by cancer, but I could do something to make a difference and be there for others.”

Cheyenne Greenside and Courtney Schatz are team leaders. Courtney Schatz was raised in Roundup, Montana and now lives with her husband in Billings. She first learned about 4K when a team stayed at her church in Roundup.

She said, “I was inspired by the 4K bike teams that came through my hometown. I wanted to help. My parents have always taught me to help others in any way that I can so this experience is absolutely incredible.”

Montana Strummers sing “Running in the Mainstream of Love”

Mrs. Schatz is also a talented ukulele player. At the barbecue, she played and sang “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana with one of the children present. Then she teamed up with a local guitar player to form the Montana Strummers who performed “Running in the Mainstream of Love” featuring a wonderful ukulele solo.

Courtney’s younger sister, Carrie Cota, a talented landscape painter who just finished her second year at Rocky Mountain College in Billings is also participating in this year’s 4K run,

Ms. Greenside lives in Seattle and is engaged to a young man serving in the army in Georgia. She recently graduated from college in Alaska. She explained that on June 17 the team ran from San Francisco to Yuba City. On the 18th they ran from Yuba City to Red Bluff, where they spent the night before continuing to Burney. After their stay in Burney, they will be running to Vale, Oregon and then on across the country.

Several of the runners expressed their appreciation of the beauty of the Intermountain area and their gratitude to the people of Burney for their friendliness. They said they hoped to return in the future.

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Kid Fit Inaugural at Washburn-Bue Park

It was a beautiful day at Washburn Bue Park as scores of children, parents, and volunteers turned out for the inaugural event of KID FIT Summer 2018 on Tuesday evening June 12.

Kid Fit is a program that began in 2006 to address the obesity epidemic that was threatening the health of children in our country. The purpose of the program is to promote healthy lifestyle choices for children and families in the Intermountain area.

Kid Fit is organized locally by Shaylene Herndon from Bright Futures, Dana Haugue from Full Fitness Spectrum, and Tri Counties Community Network. Burney High School Senior Hailey Shaver is assisting Shaylene Herndon in the program for her Senior Project.

Organizers prep the kids

Pit River Casino donated $5000 to fund this years Kid Fit events. Additional funds were also provided by Mountain Cruisers and PG&E Employees Funds.

Tough Competition

Activities for the kids included Hula Hoop, tug-a-war, soccer, whiffle ball, jump rope, and lacrosse. Children from toddlers to teens participated.

Having a ball

This little tiger is running a race all his own

Tuesday evening’s kick-off festival at the park was the first of a series of\ events that will take place each week until July 12.

Upcoming events will be:

Tuesday June 19: Burney Falls night hike with free admission to the park.

Tuesday June 26: Family sports night at Bailey Park

Thursday July 5: Family track and field night at Burney High School Football field as one of the opening events for Burney Basin Days

Thursday July 12: Mud race and obstacle source on Bailey Avenue and family swim night at the Raymond Berry Community Pool.

All events begin at 6 p.m. For more information call Shaylene Herndon at 530-335-4600.

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Intermountain Teen Center announces summer hours and fun programs

The Intermountain Teen Center will be beginning summer hours starting June 12.

The center in Burney, located in the Circle of Friends building at the corner of Hwy 299 and Tamarack Ave, will be open from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesdays and the center in Round Mountain, located at Hill Country Clinic, will be open 2-5 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Program Coordinator Theresa Callahan says that center activities will include  “all our regular summer fun; cooking, making ice cream, having water balloon fights, hanging out using the computers, playing video games, pool and air-hockey etc. We will be kicking off our first summer hour days June 12 and 13 with the always popular make your own pizza night. ”

On Thursdays the center will have field trips including kayaking, sailing, and visiting local waterfalls and swimming holes. Suggestions for additional activities from parents and teens are welcome.

In addition to the regular weekly activities, there are two special trips planned. The first is the annual Santa Cruz trip, which will be June 25 thru the 29. Teens who wish to participate need to have their parents or guardians fill out a permission slip. Permission slips are available at either the Burney or the Round Mountain centers.

There will also be a trip to Lassen National Park July 24 to 27.

The Intermountain Teen Center is a youth outreach program of the Hill Country Health and Wellness Cen7ter serving teens ages 13-17.  Monthly calendars and information on activities and trips are available at both centers. Or call Theresa Callahan at 338-4733.

 

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Twelve Preschoolers graduate at Intermountain Community Center

News release from Cindy Dodds, Executive Director, TCCN:

On Tuesday morning, May 29, The Intermountain Community Center graduated twelve of its thirty-seven preschoolers. “These four and five year old are ready to conquer their new adventures at local elementary schools,” said Denise Luntey.

TCCN_s Preschool Graduates leading adults in the Pledge of Allegiance with Teacher Ashley Nelson and Program Director Denise Luntey

The event was attended by 50-60 family members and friends. Pit River Casino contributed a full meal catered by their Food and Beverage Manager, Ramon Alvarez. In addition, the Avelar-Gemmill family provided candy and toys for all of the children.

TCCN’s Preschool class of 2017-2018 – children with Teachers Ashley Nelson, Denise Luntey and Jazmine Graves

Children’s Program Director Denise Luntey said, “I am so grateful for the generosity of this group of parents. Everyone chips in and brings food and donates their time. We really make amazing memories with these exceptional people.”

She went on to say, “I have the best staff. They go over and above for our children and this program. But, I need to acknowledge Ashley Nelson and rain praise on her. She has had a stellar first year teaching, all while going to school and take care of her family. I am so proud of her and her character!”

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“Under the Sea” dance at the Intermountain Community Center

News release from Cindy Dodds, Executive Director, TCCN:

On the evening of May 25, a group of community oriented parents put together an “Under the Sea” themed dance celebrating family at the Intermountain Community Center. Parents and children alike came decked out in their finest, ready to dance and devour treats prepared by parents whose children participate in Community Center programs.

Family dance organizers – (left to right) Danielle Stier, Haley Daugherty, Dori Helle, Kendra Wilson

Dance organizer, Dori Helle, and her shoal of helpers spent countless hours organizing, creating and decorating for the event. Helle and her husband Nate, Kendra and (DJ) Tyson Wilson, Danielle Stier, (photographer) Haley Daugherty, Samantha Weidner and two Alpine Drive-in employees were among the people responsible for the success of the party.

Daddies and their daughter and mommies and their sons danced for almost two hours and then topped it off with a raffle to the end the evening. According to Denise Luntey, Director of Tri County Community Network’s Programs for Children, “our staff cannot even begin to thank these families for their generosity. We are overwhelmed by the love and support they have shown.

The event generated $800 to support the Center’s preschool program.

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