Beautiful Autumn, Busy time, in Happy Camp!!

In Happy Camp and all along the beautiful wild Klamath River corridor there are lots of things happening!!

Saturday, October 5 is a big Arts & Crafts Fair at the Happy Camp Elementary School on Park Way! The Eight graders are eager to earn money for their class so they can really celebrate advancing to high school after this year. They have at least a dozen people coming to set up tables with wonderful arts and crafts things for you to enjoy. They are also serving food to keep your tummy contented while you shop. I want to go get a cinnamon roll for only $2. They’ll also have drinks, coffee, tea, Pepsi, sprint and Gatorade. If you are in the mood for something better for lunch there’s soup and bread for $4 or hot dogs or corn-dogs for $2. Chips, nachos and rice crispy bars will also be for sale. So don’t miss the Arts & Crafts Fair at the Happy Camp Elementary School!! 10 a.m. To 4 p.m. On Parkway.

Deputy David Nye called me this week with news of the start of another Neighborhood Watch Group. The start up meeting will be Monday, October 8th at 6 p.m. At the Family Resource Center on Park Way. Volunteers with an interest in keeping our town crime and vandal free are welcome and encouraged to attend. For further information you may call the Family Resource Center at 493-5117.

Next Friday evening will be an Art Show and Fabulous Friday Supper at the Klamath-Siskiyou Art Center at the corner of Highway 96 and Davis Road. More information to follow but make your plans now to take your favorite lady or friend to the Fabulous Friday Supper and help to build a fantastic new art gallery in our community.

Happy Camp Homecoming Football Game is Friday also. That means this will be an exciting week with posters all over the halls walls for prince and princess votes, and dress-up specials each day of the week. There will even be a parade Friday afternoon. Hurray for the Blue and Gold!!!

Sunday Morning PANCAKE BREAKFAST at the Happy Camp High School. Support the Senior Class of 2013!!! Breakfast will be served 8 am to 11 pm. Make it a special family breakfast with your family!

Also, Next Weekend is the Dear Mad’m Symposium celebrating Stella Walthall Patterson’s book Dear Mad’m published in 1956. Peter and Elizabeth Lismer, relatives of Stella’s and authors of the new book, Dear Mad’;m Who Was She” will be here to sign books and tell about the writing the book.
Publishers Reception Friday Evening at Naturegraph
Dear Mad’m Symposium with Luncheon Saturday at Karuk Building at Hwy 96 & 2nd Av 10-3
Evening Campfire at River Side at Klamath River Resort Inn
Sunday Field Trip to the Sites where Dear Mad’m story took place.
Reservations $30 at the C of C office 35 Davis Road (weekday afternoons)or $40 at the door.

If you have more events to announce, please contact me.
Give me a call at 493-5192 or email at Thanks, Judy

Holiday Happenings in Happy Camp!!

Tuesday, Dec 20 at Happy Camp High School
Come for a Spaghetti Dinner $8 at 5:30 – 7 and have a chance to bid at the Silent Auction to “Save the Yearbook!”
Project displays and lots more!!
Art, Drama, Music, Dance as well as the Community Choir. Program begins at 7

Wednesday, Dec 21 Community Bonfire at the Giant DreamCatcher
5:30 o’clock Music & refreshments
Winter Solstice

Thursday Dec 22 Happy Camp Elementary School Program

Saturday, Dec 25 You are Welcome to come to the Holiday Dinner at noon at the Happy Camp Elementary School lunchroom on Park Way. Volunteer help appreciated by the Family Resource Center

Community Seeks Solutions

The Happy Camp community is closely knit, almost like a family. Like a family, we have our differences and disagreements, but we also know that our Klamath neighbors care when we face sorrows and hardships. They’ve proven themselves in the past.

It is going to take all of us working to gether to reach the goals that we want to see for our children’s lives. One of the greatest concerns is death and other serious consequences of the impact of alcohol and other drug use by our young people.

As a community we will be seeking ways to reduce access, educate, and support recovery of young people. There will be a potluck dinner Thursday, Nov. 20th at the Happy Camp High School. Potluck dinner will ber served at 5:30 and if you come for dinner, please stay for the meeting at 6:45. See you at Room 3!

Further information may be obtained from Happy Camp Family Resource Center 493-5117.

Happy Camp’s Community Garden

Bushy June 2008
The plan for the community garden that will be built is very exciting! It was Morgan Caulfield who made the presentation at Klamath River Valley Christian Women’s Club luncheon. Morgan is a volunteer and on the Community Garden Committee at the Family Resource Center.The best part is that the inspection for the 18×24 greenhouse will be done before you read this column! That will be a great step toward garden construction.

Morgan had a sketch entire plan for the 1.3 acres which helps to appreciate all the good potential… There will be grape arbors, trees and a rose garden. A wetland area will continue to be wet although the willows will be cleaned out and native plants grown.

The Garden will provide access to fresh produce and plants to our community. Healthy food possibilities will be in special raised beds (i.e. cancer preventative, healthy heart etc). There will be a grassy area where plant and flower starts will be sold, since the garden is intended to be self sustaining. There will also be an outdoor cooking area and place for picnics and places to sit and visit with friends.

The community garden will make opportunities for all parts of the community. You, your family or organization may adopt a tree or a raised bed. There will be walkways that will allow access for the handicapped. While the senior citizen may take a short leisurely stroll, those with more energy may build their fitness through longer walks stopping at exercise stations. Benches will be available to just enjoy the beauty of the rose garden. If you are a beginner in gardening or want to lean new skills, such as starting a grape arbor, there will be classes on a variety of topics.

Community gardens promote healthy communities and can provide good healthy food for many low income persons. Those who participate in community gardening project grow healthy food while they make use of the space that hasn’t been used productively previously. As a meeting place and place to work together with green growing things, the Community garden can strengthen community bonds; provide recreational and even therapeutic opportunities for our Klamath River community. If you’d like to volunteer or learn more about the Family Resource Gardening project give them a call! Perhaps this is your year to have a really fantastic gardening experience!

Volunteers Fix Christmas Eve Dinner

Happy Camp, holiday Dinner

by Judy Bushy

Years ago, Muriel (Mooch) Ward remembered her mother’s tradition of inviting anyone who might be alone on Thanksgiving or Christmas to join her family for dinner. Mooch picked up the tradition because she had a friendly way of reaching out to people, but soon the dinner outgrew their dining room. That is when the Happy Camp Holiday Dinner began. Food and funds are volunteered, volunteers roast turkey, make dressing, and bake pies enough to feed a small army, and everyone who doesn’t have friends of family to be with for the holiday dinner, is welcome.

This year’s Christmas eve dinner was held at the cafeteria of the Happy Camp Elementary School. Just walking in was a pleasure to get a whiff of pies and turkeys and all kinds of good food preparations.

There was music for the event also, Todd Gilbert led in singing Christmas in Happy Camp for which the words were written by Mrs. Schneider’s fifth grade class is 2006.

It goes, “Crystal clear, sparkling sky, Chimney smoke, swirling high, Frosted mountains, stretching wide, tumbling creeks, trees beside. Snowflakes fall, snowballs fly, Sledding down steep mountainsides, Gather round the silver tipped tree, drinking hot cocoa, sipping out tea, Singing carols in unison, Santa comes in on a fire engine, with a ho ho ho and gifts galore. He gave his boots three good stamps, “Merry Christmas to all in Happy Camp?”

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