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8C Wednesday, June 4, 2014 National Trails Day offers fun activities James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com It's time to hit the o1' dusty trail. National Trails Day is nearly upon us, and the local nonprofit Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship has a celebration planned that'U knock the hiking boots off a mountaineer. In keeping with its ideology of mixing fun with trail work, the stewardship plans to hold a workday sandwiched between two days of parties at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. The SBTS partnered with the fairgrounds and the Plumas National Forest to kick off a National Trails Day event that will go down in the history books. "For the stewardship, National Trails Day means celebrating with the nation being outside and spending time with family just enjoying the trails," said the stewardship's trails director, Tara Stone. The fun will start Friday, : June 6, at 3 p.m. A carnival-like atmosphere will be created with multiple booths and games. Games will include a three-legged race, potato-sack race, beanbag toss and pie-eating contest with lavish prizes. Giant tricycles will be available for adults and youths alike to ride around on. Plumas County ffu'e trucks will make an appearance, along with the ever-popular Smokey Bear. A bounce house will be set up for children to play around on. The local band Stone Soup will start music Off, playing between 3 and 5 p.m. The funky band Joy and Madness out of Nevada City will play between 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets for Friday's extravaganza cost $20. Little trail users under 10 are free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased at sierratrails.org or at the door. On-site camping is available. Money raised helps the stewardship continue work on the Mount Hough and South Park projects. The next morning, revelers will get the chance to give back and show appreciation for the trails they utilize in Plumas County. A workday on the South Park and Mount Hough- trails, including the Cascade Trail, will take place between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. Those interested in helping maintain the local trails will meet at 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds near the horse arena. Breakfast, lunch, tools and instruction are provided. Trail workers are asked to bring closed-toe shoes, a hat or sunscreen, water, work gloves and long pants. The SBTS will split volunteers into groups, then carpool out to the trails. Those who RSVP for the workday at sierratrails.org will receive $5 off entry into the previous day's event. Following the workday, volunteers will be brought back to the fairgrounds where the annual County Picnic will be up and running. For info on the County Picnic, see the article in the front section of this edition. Seedless Watermelon ledim Sized Ca Strawberries Only at Two Days Only June 6th & 7th Pint 10 lb. Bag Russet Large Slicq 2 Ib, Bag Sweet Bunch Blueberries Potatoes Tomatoes Onions Broccoli 2.1s5 2fors3 99ea Icelsq Limes LeUllce Avocado 6ea/Sl 99ea 89ea. Sale prices effective June 6 & 7, 2014, only. Sale starts at 6:00 am. Umited supply. No rainchecks please. OPEN 7 DAYS ,Scratch Baked Goods A WEEK 5am-10pm Fine Wines & Spirits All Lottery Games ,, US Postage We accept Food Stamps Operated 50 GRAND AVE., SUSANVILLE, CA 96130 &wtc William Jacks, left, and Erin Barnes Jacks take their dog, Elly, for a walk along the Cascades Trail late last week. The Cascades Trail is one of the trails the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship plans to work on this Saturday in celebration of National Trails Day. In addition, a day of fun, including games and live music, is scheduled for this Friday at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds: Photo by James Wilson Quincy's Shawn Hughes, left, and Rachel Hanna pose after finishing their seasons at the Northern Section meet last Friday. Hughes finished his high school track career breaking the school record for the discus two more times that day. Photo submitted ()HS track finishes season two at section meet James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com Quincy High School's track team made it almost to the end, with contenders in the Northern Section California Interscholastic Federation's final meet May 30. Shawn Hughes and Rachel Hanna both advanced after winning first placements in the Division III meet May 23. At the division meet, Hughes, who dominated his division all season, placed flu-st in the discus with a distance of 148 feet, 7 inches. Hanna placed first in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 50.75 seconds. Also notable from the meet, Portola's Juan Rodriguez placed fin'st in the shot put, tossing 47 feet. The two Quincy athletes traveled to West Valley High School in Cottonwood the next week to compete against the best of the best in Northern California. Hanna finished the hurdles a little faster than at the previous meet, coming in with a time of 50.04. Hughes finished his season with many impressive throws, two of which broke his own personal record, along with the school record. Earlier in the season, April 4, Hughes broke Quincy's record for the discus with a distance of 153-01. Hughes broke his record at the section meet, then again a few minutes later with a distance of 154-00. Christopher Delaney, from Anderson, placed first in the discus with a distance of 164-00. "It has been a fun track season," said Quincy's coach, Dan Hanna. "The majority of our athletes improved their marks dramatically this year. It was very special to be at the North Section track meet when Shawn broke his own school record twice within a few minutes. He has had an outstanding throwing career at QHS."