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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 2, 2014 9A Round Valley Run to c,ffer quality prizes Samantha P. Hawthorne Community and Environment Each course is separated and pavement. This course is predominantly flat terrain all Dam and the start location. Staff Writer shawthorne@plumasnews,com Over $7,500 in prizes will be given away during this year's scenic Round Valley Run/Walk. The 32-year-old event falls on Aug, 2, and features four different events and numerous chances to win prizes. Events include a 5.4-mile round-trip course; a 1.5-mile junior course; a 2-mile walking course; and a 200-yard kids' mini-course. The main prize drawing -- which is where much of the hosts' fundraising efforts are focused -- includes thousands of dollars worth of quality prizes such as local entertainment packages, a $1,200 living trust, local artwork ranging in price from $200 to $L200, an overnight stay in North Shore Lake Tahoe, golf packages and cords of wood. Throughout the years, the event has been hosted by several different organizations, most of which could not handle the amount of work involved with running it. This year it will be co-hosted by Indian Valley Recreation and Parks District and the Sierra Institute for in preparation for the Institute to take over complete control next year. Despite the change in hosts, event proceeds will continue to be used to fund local youth recreation. As an unfunded district, IVRPD has relied on proceeds from ticket sales and race entries to help support youth recreation and the continued operation of the district For the last 15years, local volunteer John Shower has been both the race director and unofficial assistant race director. This year Sierra Institute administrative assistant Lauri Rawlins-Betta is shadowing Shower so next year's transition will go over smoothly. Shower will be shadowing her next year to assist in any way he can. Race details Participants of all ages and experience levels will have the chance to tour historic Round Valley during the 32nd annual Round Valley Walk/Run. Registration for the destination races begins at 7:30 a.m. The kids' run and main race start at 8:30 a.m.; and the other two events start at 9 a.m. into divisions based on age group and gender. Courses begin at the U.S. Forest Service day use area, approximately a quarter.mile to the left of the T as you reach Round Valley Lake. Medical personnel will be available for those who require it and an aid station will be located halfway through the course. Amateur radio operators will be on duty at five strategic locations. It is their job to keep track of participants as the event progresses. Although a SAG wagon will not be available, any injured or sick participants can ride back with one of the radio operators. Water stations are located at the beginning and end of each course as well as halfway through the 5.4-mile course. Food and beverages will be served once participants have Crossed the finish line. The main event is a scenic 5.4-mile cross-country loop around the lake. The terrain is mostly flat and passes through lush meadows and a beautiful forest. The surface is a combination of both dirt not suitable for baby strollers or wheelchairs. Custom medals engraved with the event logo will be awarded to fin'st-, second- and third-place winners in each of the seven divisions. Prizes will also be awarded three levels deep. A framed photo of their race finish will be presented to overall male and female winners, as well as runners-up. Overall winners will also receive food or lodging gift certificates as part of their prize package. The junior event, set up for ages 11 through 16, is a 1.5-mile round-trip course along flat terrain. First-, second- and third-place winners in both divisions will receive custom medals marking their individual achievements, as well as a special gift and a framed photo of their finish. A special 200-yard kids' run will be staged for ages 10 and under, with no cost to participate. A small group of adults will run with the children participating. The winning boy and girl will both receive a prize. Those interested in walking can register for the noncompetitive 2-mile excursion that traverses the way through. Ribbons will be awarded to all who complete the walk. Registration Day-of race registration will be accepted between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Preregistration is available before July 25 at and, or by calling race director John Shower at 284-6856. Registration forms can also be downloaded from the run's website and mailed to Shower at 5817 Diamond Mountain Road, Greenville, CA 95947. Registration costs $30 for the main race and $20 for the junior or walking races. Families registering with three or more participants are eligible for $5 off each registration. Those registering on the day of the race should expect to pay an additional $5 per entry. Registration is nonrefundable. Goodie bags and race bibs will be handed out duriilg check-in, the morning of the race. All race participants will receive a quality embroidered hat or visor. Limited parking will be available at designated areas between the Round Valley Those wishing to view the race should arrive by 8:15 a.m. since part of the road will be closed offto allow for race participants to pass. Pi'ize drawings Dozens of prizes will be up for grabs following the event. Ticket prices vary depending on how many are purchased and range from $5 each to $1,000 for 500. More information on the drawing, along with a sneak preview of the prizes, can be seen at Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. "This is a small race with big rewards," said John Shower. "It's not like the California lottery where your chances are one in over a million. You really can win!" Showers said last year one man purchased $500 in tickets and won over $700 in prizes. Each prize will hav e a separate entry bin so ticket purchasers can choose what they want to win. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Shower at 284-6856 or email A directional map is available by visiting the aforementioned website. Tov,n of Seneca goes i ntc escrow Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer shawthorne@plumasnews.corn It's been over six months since the historical town of Seneca went up for sale; and as of June 30 the sale will go offiine as it enters escrow. An undisclosed party from Texas has agreed to purchase the small ghost town for more than the original asking price of $225,000. The man and his wife visited the town for the first time nearly t.wo weeks ago, and fell in love with it, said co-owner Jerry Manpearl and his wife Jan Goodman. Since the property has yet to go into escrow, Manpearl was unable to provide much detail on the potential buyer's plan for Seneca; however, he did offer that the Texans plan to "uphold the tradition of Seneca." What exactly that entails will not fully be understood until the sale is final. As exciting as the sale has been for its owners and their kin, they have not been able to fully enjoy the transition Graphite grinder,00 due to the recent death of Seneca's second owner, Tim Ten Brink. His nephew Jeff Potter said, "I know that he enjoyed the chance in his final months to talk about his favorite hang-out with the local and national media. Tim never complained during his decline and I spoke with him just a couple days before he passed and he was as marvelous as ever. I do appreciate the years I had to know him." Friends and family of Ten Brink have since flocked to his hometown of Susanville, @  According to interpretive panels created by PG&E, Plumas National Forest and the Maidu community, these holes ground into giant granite boulders were created by Maidu Indians grinding acorns into meal; a mainstay of their diet. Indian Rocks, now a day use area managed by the Mt. Hough Ranger District, lies on the west shore of Bucks Lake. Before the lake was created in 1926 as part of the Bucks Creek Hydroelectric Project, carbon dating shows the site was in use for at least 2,000 years prior to being flooded. Photo by Laura Beaton prepared to clear out his belongings and pay their respects. What they didn't expect to find, however, was a cellar filled with items from what was known as the "Weeping Willow Whorehouse Bar." Ten Brink was living in an old brothel, complete with a gentleman's parlor billiard table and a 30-foot mahogany bar top with a bright blue upholstered bar-kick. The vintage brothel items found within his home are currently listed on eBay for $500 and $3,00(1, respectively. The town of Seneca is off the market, pending the successful transfer of its title to a Texas man. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne Have a Safe Holiday Weekend if HAPPY4th of July! 1947 Lee Road, Quincy CA 530-283-0924 ]"like"uson facebook