Happy Camp Christmas Celebration Begins

The snowfall held off! Happy Camp ushered in Christmas festivities on Saturday.

The Christmas Craft Fair was full of amazing homemade and collector’s items for sale, and the Parade and Tree Lighting in the evening had the kids eager to see Santa

Beautiful Woodwork Items

It was great to see all the very talented crafts that gathered at the former Lion’s hall. Some spilled out unto the porch, where beautiful Collector plates were for sale ,.
Nearby was a crate of cute puppies with plush looking fur. These husky type darlings were looking for new homes, but many just wanted to hold and cuddle I resisted or might have been difficult to leave them!
Tables filled the inside and shoppers bustled around enjoying the festive setting and beautiful crafts There were beautiful wood crafted items from the couple from Seiad Valley.
Next to them was a gentleman with lots of nice things. I got a little tea bag holder with a neat poem to send people I’ wish we could be together with for Christmas to encourage them to share happy memories under the tree.
Leona and Pete McLaughlin had so many delicious baked goods, it was hard to decide upon which was best! Her Carrot Cupcakes are fabulous!

Great Baked goods by Leona1

There were knit and crocheted and sewing needlework. Beth Buchanan had hoodies and shirts with her beautiful design proclaiming where they’re from, “Happy Camp!”
Amber Ogborn, Linda Thompson were among the ladies making lunch for hungry participants! And sisters and Cody were behind the bar with fantastic looking Christmas cookies and such delicious desserts and Amber’s fabulous pumpkin rolls.
Bob “Coach” Hokanson had lots of paper things, sports cards, and even an antique Christmas catalog@ Wow, the bargains we remember finding in there!!

Iruiquis crafts & games

There were sprays of garlic and red hot peppers and a big basket of garlic from the farm. Charlie Fehley had multiple afghan and needlework in a great array of colors and other needlework.
Tim Pinkos’ table held beautiful leather-work; wallets and book covers and all sorts of beautiful things would make a perfect gift.
Lisa Bousfield had a wide array of potions and homemade items that are not only good to use, but good for the user too. They were labeled and presentation was beautiful.
Of course for all the chocolate lovers Nena Creasey had such a beautiful array from truffles to beautiful Christmas gift packages! Annie Jones had jewelry and a wide variety of interesting things available.
Morning Son Elston had the jewelry that he makes too, and Grandma, Dolly Elston had made canning jars for the occasion

Christmas Coming!

Lots and lots of crafters had absolutely wonderful items to celebrate generosity of a Christmas Celebration!!
It was a great chance to greet and catch up with neighbors one hasn’t seen for awhile. And the snow held off!!

Many talented neighbors along the Klamath!!

Clinic Pharmacy Retirement

Ever since 1981, Happy amp Community has had a local drugstore, Clinic Pharmacy. The owners, Michael and Patt Celayeta, closed recently for retirement.

Through the years they’ve provided trustworthy prescriptions and medical needs and answered many a customers questions. Clinic Pharmacy has been a faithful member of the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce through the years and sup[pported the Happy Camp Review with their advertising. Michael even wrote some informational articles for the paper back ion the 1990s.

In the September, 1993 issue of a local newspaper, Happy Camp News & Views from the previous Happy Camp Review, there was a front page article ‘Clinic Pharmacy Moved to Hillside.”

The article went on to say, “Michael and Patt Celayeta, the pharmacist and pharmacist technician-owners are planning to move into their new building this summer. For the past 12 years the pharmacy has rented space located inside the Happy Camp Health Service building.” That was at 38 Park Way at that time.

+The new The new location “will be on Hillside Road between Rustic Inn and Woodsman Restaurant *or Burger Barn) which closed due to fire time time ago. The building has had varied uses. Many Happy Camp locals will remember the building was the original site of the Senior Nutrition Site which moved to the Lions Club building. Since then the building has served as a restaurant, a pizzeria, and was remodeled for use as a doctor’s office.”

When Michael and Patt bought the building it needed to be remodeled again With the help of their good friend ”
Al “Sonny” Vanderhoof, the work began in May. 1003. Patt has been concentrating her work on the new project, while Michael keeps the current pharmacy practice in operation. After closing time at 5 pm he dons his other work clothes an joins in the remodeling process. You could see them busy remodeling every weekend too!

The new location provides the extra space the pharmacy has needed for so long. and also allows a much larger inventory+of health care items to be carried in stock.

All prescription services continued, reliably as usual, only the location was changed. Now after over forty years, a well deserved retirement begins.

Appreciation bouquet

Mike and Patt, we want you to know, as you retire that you made a difference in the Happy Camp community.
Throughout your career you’ve reached out to our Klamath neighbors in friendly warmth and generously shared advice. I remember when you wrote about “proper care of prescriptions for the paper.. You’ve accomplished a lot and given a great deal. We wish you the best as you look ahead to retirement. If anyone deserves the best…it’s you!!

Happy Retirement!

2022 Bigfoot Jamboree Grand Marshall, Nell Sakota

There will be the traditional Bigfoot Jamboree dance for the young and young at heart on Friday evening. You can enjoy a delicious Indian Taco for supper and then dance the evening away to Rock Candy.

There are vendors throughout the event. (Happy Campers love having food at every gathering) Besides delicious food, crafts, poker, and even beer booth available at the Park f from Friday afternoon to the end of the event Sunday.

This is an event for the entire family and Saturday, especially is for the Kids. Kids will love the giant inflatable play and there will be many special activities for the babes to the teens, who especially love the laser tag at dark.

The Ballet Dance Performance will be Saturday as well as a live farm petting zoo!
Central for all will be the Royal Coronation and Raffle drawing. (Be sure to bind a queen candidate and get your tickets which will soon be available.) This raffle finances many of the nonprofit activities of our Klamath River Community and your help is greatly appreciated.

1st Rafffle winner, Chey

Raffle Winner

3rd Raffle Winner Chainsaw by Andrea

After the Coronation of this year’s Bigfoot royalty, is the dance to the music of the Roadsters! Don’t forget the traditional salmon or Ribs Dinner on Saturday as well.

Dance to the Roadsters’ really great music!

If you get up for the 5K Bigfoot Dash, you’ll work up an appetite for the Firemen’s pancake breakfast.
Sunday is when Highway 96 is lined with everyone to see Bigfoot in the Parade starting at eleven o’clock. The Grand Marshall of the Parade this year is Nell Sakota. Nell has done so very much for our community, from Easter Egg hunts for kids to the Holiday Dinners for Thanksgiving and Christmas for those who would otherwise “celebrate” the holiday alone with a can of beans at home. The big heart that Nell and her family show to us all is what Happy Camp is all about. Good neighbors!!

The Theme of the Parade this year is Board Games….So whether you like to play Candy land with the kiddies or are more into the beauty of Chess, put your thinking cap on and make a float that will win the prize!

Back at the River Park after the parade, I’m looking forward to enjoying the music of Haven Yates! No better place to enjoy a Sunday afternoon with friends and neighbors from 1-5, food and booths at your convenience

After the Duck Derby the live band Frankie Hernandez will play.

While in Happy Camp; be sure to take your photo all together at the Bigfoot Statue on Davis Road and Highway 96.

All these great fun activities are put on for you by the Bigfoot Jamboree Committee and they do a wonderful job but it takes the whole community to make it the best!
This year, with memory of the Slater Fire and still rebuilding, we’re ready to tackle the steps to make it all best ever. Working together with all hearts for our community, we welcome all to celebrate with us in Happy Camp!

Bigfoot Jamboree began Friday; Delicious Indian Tacos & music!

Bigfoot is Coming to Happy Camp again!
Bigfoot Jamboree is on for Happy Camp!! Way back in 1966 this festive event began and this year will be especially great celebration. A small town is like a big family, and family is foremost for most Happy Campers! What began as a musical square dance on Bridge Street (now 2nd Avenue) morphed into the highlight of the year for the whole family in Happy Camp!
It’s always darkest before the dawn, and this year especially we’re planning for the biggest celebration yet. After Slater Fire, September 2020, Karuk Tribe made trailers and RVs, and homes are slowly going up again after two years when this year the Yeti Fire threatened and our neighbors in Klamath River experienced the McKinney Fire.! Many are not back yet, but many will be coming back! They may pitch a tent in the campgrounds or a backyard, but we hope to see them for the Bigfoot Jamboree!!

Bigfoot Jamboree began Friday, September 2nd at the River Park! River Park was about 30 acres grown over with blackberry brush that was transformed into the beautiful River Park for the Jamboree! Rush Athletic Performance will be presented.

The Palmeter Family made delicious Indian Tacos for Friday evening Jamboree attenders. There was dance for the young and young at heart on Friday evening by Rock Candy. You can enjoy a delicious Indian Taco for supper and then dance the evening away
There are vendors throughout the event. (Happy Campers love having food at every gathering) Besides delicious food, crafts, poker, and even beer booth available at the Park from Friday afternoon to the end of the event Sunday.


Klamath River Golden Agers

On August 21st, National Senior Citizens Day recognizes the achievements of the more mature representatives of our nation. The day provides an opportunity to show our appreciation for their dedication, accomplishments, and services they give throughout their lives.

According to the 2017 census, 47 million seniors live in the United States. By 2060, that number will nearly double. Their wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience offer so much to the next generation. As technologies advance, these are the people who’ve experienced each step of change. Not only have they contributed to it, but they understand first hand the benefits and the drawbacks. They know life without the advancements that exist today.

Quote markBy the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it. ~ George Burns
Our senior citizens are pioneers of science, medicine, psychology, civil rights and so much more. Their valuable contributions to our communities create better places to live. They deserve the respect and dignity their achievements earn them. The day encourages supporting senior citizens to live their lives to the fullest and as independently as possible.

Spend time with the senior citizens you know. Let them know they are appreciated and loved. It may also be a good day to volunteer at a retirement home. Share your smile with those who may not otherwise get a visitor today.

If you are a senior citizen, check for special discounts and promotions that may be offered at stores and restaurants in your area.

Thank you to all our Klamath Neighbors who mow lawns, help garden, grocery shop and provide rides to our Senior Neighbors along the Klamath River, Thank you to the Karuk Tribe for providing Senior Nutrition Site with lunch 530-493-2508.
Welcome to church, Seniors. Assemby Church in the Meadows 530-403Z 2638, Bible Church on 2nd Avenue 530-493-2900, and Christian Fellowship 530-598=1549 for worship, Bible study and prayer/

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21st as National Senior Citizens Day

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