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16B Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Lawson arrives with his donkeys to regale visitors with stories of the Jamison route. Photos by Susan Jacobson Dave and Dink Rife look over the auction items available at the annual Dinner in the Park. Susan Jacobson Staff Writer sjacobson@plumasnews.com Plumas Eureka State Park has held many well-attended events throughout the summer. Plumas Eureka State Park Association funds free interpretive living history exhibits that feature dally activities at the blacksmith shop, assay office tours, Moriarity House tours, hikes, evening campfire programs and the museum. STK #042048 VIN #439548 STK #2080 VIN #141494 ~TK #042072 VIN #150925 STK#042009" VIN #A10754 In addition to the weekly mining history of the area and the museum, lawn of the Museum. The event was a collboration programs running through hosted by volunteers and Visitors got a taste of the Sunday's annual pancake with the Johnsville Historical Labor Day or as weather docents dressing in period past by feasting.on BBQ, old breakfast, hosted by the Society, Johnsville Ski Hill allows, Gold Discovery Days costumes, provided visitors a fashioned pasties, and Portola Rotary Club, began the Club, and PESPA. held in July and the Dinner in glimpse into historic life in homemade ice cream, breads, second day with a bang. The "The generous gift of time the Park fundraising event Johnsvllle. jams, and butter, all made crowd was energized and and merchandise by our held Aug. 6 were the highlights The event kicked off on during the event, volunteers were ready forbusiness partners allows of the summer season. Saturday with a two-hour hike While visitors waited to another busy day of displaying PESPA to continue this in perfect weather to discover enjoy the various tours, pioneering spirit by serving interpretive and educational Gold Discovery Days the original quartz ledgehands-on experiences were525 plates of pancakes, experience at Plumas Eureka According to Tim Hardie, sticking out of the mountain at provided in quill pen writing, A fresh team of Belgians State Park," said Hardie. "We PESPA vice president, record the original discovery site. woodworking, gold panning, pulled a wagon that headed thank them wholeheartedly for crowds of over 1,000 attended Hikers then trekked to the wool spinning, candle making, down the road to Johnsville's a great community effort." the annual Gold Discovery park museum and the historic ice cream and butter churning, main drag and visitors Days at Plumas Eureka State district to join in the and kids games on the lawn. wandered over the grounds, Park the weekend of July 18 celebration of tours to the Music was provided by thestopping for free photos in and 19. assay office, blacksmith V. Sparks Trio and Pat period costumes provided by The event, celebrating the shop, Moriarty house, andO'Reilly all day on the front PESPA. STK#2054 VIN #569229 8TK #042004 STK #0419781 =11 STK #042028 VIN #600911 VIN #010719 VIN #431363 STK #042000 VIN #112623 STK #041850 VIN #401026 sTK#042064 STK #041973 STK #042035 STK #042002 VIN #289675 VIN #044502 VIN #214307 VIN #194904 STK #2068 VIN #000456 STK#042031 STK #1976 STK #042019 VIN #256039 VIN #106601 VIN #403056 STK #2016 VtN #141591 STK #042078 VIN #E8295 STK~04206~ STK #2082 STK #042052 VINe35218 VIN #196612 VIN #237793 STK #041943 VIN #A29110 STK #2081 VIN #907086 STK#042038 STK #2089 STK#O42058 STK #041992 STK #042071 STK #042014 VIN #376851 VIN #189436 VIN#O23644 VIN #621132 VIN #144482 VIN #009650 Dinner at the Park PESPA hosted its fourth annual "Dinner at the Park" on Aug. 6. The event featured Scott Lawson, director of the Plumas County Museum in Quincy, portraying the character of Frederick King in an interpretive presentation called "Sleuthing a Trail Through the Sierra." The presentation provided details about the Jamison route -- the immigrant trail that runs through the park, first used by the Maidu before the Gold Rush, and then by others heading west. A team of personable and photogenic donkeys accompanied Lawson whose humorous tale was met with several eruptions of laughter. Details of how difficult navigating the rocky narrow trail was were met by gasps of wonder and awe from the group of over 70 present for the evening. There was a drawing for gifts donated by local and regional merchants as well as auctions of works from local artists. Longboards Bar & Grill Executive Chef Sean Conry prepared dinner and the Brewing Lair provided locally handcrafted beer. All proceeds from the night's event benefited PESPA. Past president of PESPA, Jay Skutt, said "how grateful they have been for the support of the community." He said that community support has made the park that was once in danger of closing, a big success, with many programs preserving the history of the area. Information about the upcoming final summer activities and the winter program, or to become a member or donate funds can be found on the PESPA web site at plumas-eureka.org or on their Facebook page.