What's Happening in Stonyford: The Corvettes are coming!
I hope your Labor Day weekend is great, and that you are doing something special to celebrate the end of summer.
There is a Corvette Luncheon and Tour coming through our area on Wednesday. I believe it's hosted by the Western States Corvette Council, and benefiting the National Corvette Museum.
The group is meeting for a barbecue lunch at the Maxwell Inn and will be driving our way, with a stop in Stonyford. They'll drive on to Thunderhill Raceway for some driving fun.
The Corvettes have passed this way before. The cars are wonderful and everyone has a lot of fun.
Thursday has several high performance driving events at Thunderhill for several levels of driving experience. Thank you, Corvettes, for brightening our town for awhile.
Don't forget the Pig Feed is next Saturday: dinner, auction, dance, benefiting our local FFA and 4-H groups. There will be a roast pork dinner with all the trimming. Tickets this year are still available by presale, and at the door.
This is always a fun evening, our community is very generous. Now and then a couple of stubborn country folk will set their caps on the same item, and the price may go 10 times the actual retail cost.
Laurie P. has been up in Plumas area working on the Chips Fire, and what a surprise! We saw her on Channel 10 news earlier this week. She was working with one of the workers who rescued the baby bobcat from the fire. It was separated from its mother, and had second-degree burns on the pads of its feet.
Of course, they named it Chips. Laurie was pictured feeding it with an eyedropper. The kitten was turned over to Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, an organization THAT will rehabilitate little "Chips" and return her to the wild when she can care for herself. That time will probably be in the spring.
You can find pictures and information on this baby by a simple internet search. Just search for Chips the bobcat, and you'll find several choices of stories and images.
There will be no Grange dinner on Tuesday. I was delivering salads the last two weeks. That was very successful, and we thank our supporters. On Sept. 11, we will try to serve dinners at the Grange for those who prefer to dine in, but we will still deliver for those who prefer that. I don't know the menu yet. I'll let you know next week.
Sew What!? quilting and sewing group has been meeting right through the fire, smoke and hot weather. We haven't yet decided on bingo, and Zumba is waiting for Laurie to get back.
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