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16B Wednesday, May 30, 2001 Bu;iettn Pro! El the effort, ffit~ to market their area with C~m~' Chamber Secretary Josh a vabiety of coupons for dis- Huddleston, of Main Street count tours for that weekend, J ::i:i: AU:ciA Antiques. put it all together and they passed out lots of into what became the most business cards and brochures. ~~ IIIB,~ V/~at_W ~t~:~ popular "basket" at the rally. These were treats in them- ', On the way to the rally, last selves. Plumas County and Indian minute items like branches of For example, the Ripon Valley made a big hit at a Call- apple blossoms and a vial of chamber ambassadors passed fornia Ambassadors' Rally at gold were added, out little bags of almonds with During the long drive there, a computer-printed sticker in- South Lake Tahoe early this I kept wishing we had more vitation to their almond festi- month, time to gather donations from val next February. Each chamber attending the rally created a gift basket rep- our always-generous business Another ambassador was a resenting their corner of the owners, but the "basket" was a Tahoe realtor, who passed out state, and since Indian Valley great success, anyway, and bookmark business cards was the only chamber in the was eventually won by the with a gorgeous aerial photo county attending, we wanted Chico Chamber of Commerce. of the lake, trees and moun- to make it really special. Before all of the baskets tains on one side. Office manager Lillian were given away, the more It was a fun trip, and I was Basham collected a variety of than 200 people attending glad Plumas County was re- things, including a gold pan spent the day learning about membered for such a fun "bas- and a locally crafted, wooden chamber ambassadors, corn- ket." replica of a rocker-arm sluice munication and marketing box to fill with goodies, skills, stress management and We did not have much time more. to get it all together, but sever- Of course, the Tahoe cham- al business owners donated to ber folks grabbed the opportu- of the Plumas County Museum Odd and Unusual Artifacts Here's this week's look ~ .... at one of the treasures not normally on display at the Plumas County Museum. Our featured ar- tifact is metal and wood. It is approximately 12"x 12". The metal part at left was secured with screws to another ob- Ject. What is it? The an- swer Will be in next week's Paper. if you think you know what it is, call the museum at 28~ 6320. Last week's answer: It is a lawn and hay seeder made by the Cyclone Manufacturing Co. It was worn over the shoulder. The operator cranked the handle while walking and the seeds were spread out by the metal fan-like wheel. The Central Plumas Recre- Classes meet nine times for ation and Park District has one-half hour each day. Pri- announced that the Pioneer vate lessons are also available pool will open on Saturday, during the week of July 9 June 16, at 1:15 p.m. through July 13 and July 30 Pool hours are as follows: through Aug. 3. Junior life- Monday through Friday, adultguard classes are available Ju- lap swim, noon-1 p.m.; public ly 16 to July 26. Contact the swim, 1:15-5 p.m., and family recreation district office for swim, 5-7 p.m. more information regarding On Saturdays and Sundays, both group and private the pool is open for public lessons. swimming from 1:15-5 p.m. Water aerobics classes will Season family swimming meet Mondays, Wednesdays passes are available at dis-and Fridays beginning Mon- counted prices until Friday,day, June 18. Classes meet June 15, according to District from noon-1 p.m. at the Pio- Administrator Jim Boland. neer pool. Water aerobics are American Red Cross swim a low-impact, full-body work- lessons are available for chil- Out. dren and adults in three group For more information re- sessions. Session one will garding Pioneer pool pro- meet June 25 to July 5, Session grams and activities, contact two will meet July 16 to July the recreation district office at 26, and Session three will meet 283-3278. Aug. 6 to Aug. 16. Josh Huddleston, of Main Street Antiques, created a gift box full of locally made and donated items, won by a Chico Chamber of Com- merce ambassador during the 2001 Chamber Ambas- sedors' Rally in South Lake Tahoe. Complete with a rocker arm sluice box and a Plumas County Visitor's Guide, it was one of the most sought after give- away items. C-I, v .-,:: ::,": ... % '% 1) Photo by Alicia Higbee .... Bring In Dad's UGLIEST tie and we'll give you ADDITIONAL ~50.00 OFF our already LOW FATHER'S DAY ~ALJF So, Instead of another tie, give what he really want~ this ACtion Recliner. Reg. 939. ate 6S9. -SO. .~j -50. IB The Central Plumas Recre- struction and up to one hour ation and Park District will be of match play with the in- offering an eight-week tennis structor or other students. class this summer. The class Vincent is the resident l ro at will begin June 18, from 8 a.m. the Graeagle Tennis Club and to noon. Lessons will be can be reached at 836-2141 for taught Monday evenings more information on racquet mainly for adults and others stringing or any other general who do not have their morn- questions. ings available. Tuesdays will The tennis class is open to be for continuing students and anyone over the age of six and Wednesdays for Pee Wee and is designed to accommodate special sessions, all levels of tennis players. "We are excited to continue A low registration fee coy- the Pee Wee Class with easy to ers the cost of balls, racquet (if learn instruction and fun ac- needed), an automatic ball ma- tivities for the children," stat- chine, involvement with the ed James Boland, district ad- United States Tennis Associa- ministrator, tion and all instruction. All lessons will be taught by For more information and returning tennis pro Vincent to register, contact the Central Villany. Each class will lea- Plumas Recreation and Park ture one hour of personal in- District at 283-3278. 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