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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7A-' Volunteers and workers take a break after completing the assembly of part of the playground structure, which was provided through a recreation grant and community support. Photo by Josie Litchfield " Playground opens Saturday Alicia Knadier Indian Valley Editor aknadler@plu rnasnews.corn Residents and visitors are invited to the grand opening Saturday, July 18, of the Nuksa T6 Playground in Greenville. There will be a super-huge bounce house, a toddler- sized bounce house, live chil. dren's music, Smokey Bear with his Forest Service friends, and cold refresh- ments. The fun begins after the Gold: Digger Days Parade, at about 11 a.m. The playground, named Jolly Child in the California Indian Maidu language, was made possible by a grant through Plumas Rural Ser- vices and the Stewardship Council; the hard work and dedication of a few local resi- dents; the money and ser- vices donated by area busi- ness owners and by people who attended fundraisers. Other donations include playground bark from Collins Pine, $500 from the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce and many volun- teer hours of labor from Vern and Marion Roberts of Roberts Truck and Tractor, Leon Jeffrey, Tommy Bren- zovich, Jesse Leiff, James Miller, Jos Renoso, Josh Meyers, Roger Cherry, Andy Wilson, Dave Hergstrom, Jim LaPearle, Harry Khundt, Zach Cogle, Brigitt Foster, Arthur Martinez, and Johnny and Gigi Walker. Several of the workers were from Plumas National Forest Engine 20. Two workers, Mike Thomas and Stephen Harris, were provided via the Al- liance for Workforce Devel- opment Summer Jobs Pro- gram. Their labor was provided in exchange for on-site train- ing by contractors, who were proud of the skills the two hard-working young men have developed. And joining in the last push toward completion were several counselors and teens from the Sierra Ser- vice Project, a missionary group that provides im- provement projects for Na- tive American families and groups in California, Neva- da, Arizona and beyond. Everyone was a great help in building the playground ' and on construction projects ] for the Indian Valley Com- munity Center, according to playground project coordina- tor Josie Litchfield., More help is needed to fin-, ish the community center this summer, which is the. last summer season before I the work must be completed in late winter. To volunteer call 284-1993, Several firefighters from Plumas National Forest Engine 20 pitch in to help install and assemble the Nuksa Td playground equip- Young Oliver Litchfield helps Grandpa Johnny Walker check ment in time for the grand opening during Gold Digger Days in Greenville. Photo by Johnny Walker the assembly instructions. Ph0to byJoSie Litchfield : ..... , ..... i ! t !  r \\; DONT FORGET OUR "LOCALS" SPECIAL 1 Topping Mini Pizza $5 2 Topping Calzone $ 1 Topping Med. Pizza "We Toss'e00 ,e courrthouse) it l I i