Happy New Year, Happy Camp!!

Curt, Carol, Karen & Kyle Serve New Years Dinner in Happy Camp.

Thanks Curt, Carol, Karen & Kyle for Delicious New Years Dinner!

Over sixty Happy Campers made their way out of snow covered dwellings to attend the New Year’s Day Community Dinner in Happy Camp!

There hasn’t been a New Years Dinner in the past, but the Christmas Holiday Dinner was snowed out. Not only was a heavy snowfall of three feet covering Happy Camp but the heavy snow brought down trees and power lines causing 1,246 customers of Pacific Power to be without electricity, some for more than a week.

Although School closed a day early as snow day was called for Friday December 21st, the students have been on winter break since that time and have not missed more school.

At the dunner I met Debbie Hixson and her family from Klamath River who have been helpful in providing resources to the happy Camp Family Resource Center since the storm.

The community greatly appreciated Pacific Power and other workers who have been working 24/7 to get power restored in homes and businesses in out area.

Santa Claus is coming to Happy Camp Town!

All Deced out for first meeting Santa!

ShuttleBugs Helped Santa & Serving Refreshments

by Judy E. Bushy

Thanks to Cathleen Searle for being in charge of the Community Tree Lighting plans for the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to all the others who helped with this event! Scott Valley Bank popped popcorn.Volunteer Fire made sure that Santa arrived in the fire truck. Friday, December 5th.

This annual event is held in the Forest Service Parking lot on Highway 96. The Shuttlebugs led by Dinah from Forest Lodge Motel will be serving refreshments. Chamber president, Bob “Javabob” Schmalzbach, offered to help hand out popcorn and apple cider, also. The ladies at the Scott Valley Bank popped the popcorn.

Chamber Member, Dan Effman, had his Kwik Dogs cart available for hot dogs and delicious hot chocolate for those who didn’t have time for supper.

That special visitor with white whiskers and a red suit will be arriving thanks to the Happy Camp Volunteer Firemen. Plan to bring the children. Don’t forget the mittens and caps to keep warm lining up to tell Santa their wishes and get their candy cane.

Friends for Lunch at the Pizza House

We had a very enjoyable lunch Sunday with Bill and Lynn who were visiting Happy Camp from Cape Cod with Geneva Kraus who worked summer before of 2011 for the Forest Service here.

It never ceases to amaze me how people come to Happy Camp from all across the country and how they enjoy the scenic drive that we take for granted. It helped that it was a beautiful sunny day.

We live in beautiful place and whatever the weather, it’s going to change soon!! With such beauty, and friendly neighbors who volunteer and help others in so many ways, we have much for which to be grateful.

FRC Put on the Thanksgiving Dinner!

We enjoyed visiting with friends at the Community Dinner at the Elementary School on Thursday. Thanks to all the volunteers who made this gathering such a blessing!

The next Holiday Dinner in Happy Camp will be the Christmas Eve dinner on Dec 24th from noon to 2. Volunteers will be welcome to come and help Sunday afternoon or Monday morning—just ask Karen Derry at the Family Resource Center. Thank you for all the community members who offer the means and the workers to serve this meal to the community, especially the Family Resource Center that serves in so many ways all year long.

Klamath River Valley Veterans Apprciated!!

There was a special dinner Friday evening which we planned to attend. In honor of Veterans Day, about ninety veterans in our community were invited to a dinner at the Karuk Community Center on 2nd Avenue to express appreciation for their service to our country.

To begin the program the Seiad Valley Elementary School Band with Ms De Kelner at the helm and dressed in very spiffy blue and gold uniforms played the national anthem. While perhaps all of the Veterans invited hadn’t come, the room was full and the food was great thanks to Babbie and Joann. Young people, Sam Davis, Silas served cake after the meal also.

Maxine Lopey and Lynn Grenvik came to town and it was great to see them. They said they had both been discussing coming to Dear Mad’m Symposium next October when it will be such fun to have them back. Lynn came with Tim Grenvik who is head of the Siskiyou County Veterans and comes to Happy Camp the 2nd Thursday of each month. Maxine came with our Sheriff Jon Lopey who was dressed to the T in his dress blues! He gave a stirring message to the veterans! We always greatly appreciate his coming to town as our highest Siskiyou County elected official besides Maria Armstrong. It is so nice to know that Happy Camp isn’t completely forgotten in our the county seat
Karen Derry and Babbie Peterson gave brief presentations on all the ways that the Senior Program and the Family Resource Center could be of help to veterans who might have needed various means of assistance. Then before we went home there were the drawings for door prizes, lots and lots of door prizes were donated.

Appreciation for Good Results for Breast Cancer Awreness

by Judy Bushy
Saturday night there was also an event to climax the special Breast Cancer Awareness that Marble Mountain Gift Company has been supporting.

You should have seen all of the creative bra designs that were made and displayed at the Gift Shop, which is Happy Camp’s newest business on Davis Road. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all through the month people brought in more creative designs and then they were to be auctioned off at a dinner Saturday evening. There was a great turn out for the dinner and the dinner cooked by Bob Parry’s crew was great.

Alan Dyar was the mc and appreciated the community participation for the Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner recently sponsored by the Marble Mountain Gift Company. It was great to see the financial support to this cause even in these hard economic times, which amounted to a large donation to the cause of Breast Cancer.

“He was so pleased with the participation, which was fun. If you missed this dinner at the Grange last Saturday evening, you missed a great time and great food.”

Some of the decorated bras brought $250 and $300 in the auction and the total for donation to the breast cancer purpose was $3,744.65 For this Parry’s Market and Marble Mountain Gift Co would like to extend a huge heartfelt Thank you. To all who made the bras, bought the bras and attended the dinner, thank you for making this event a huge success!

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