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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 11A County fair releases statistics John Steffanic Plumas-Sierra County Fair Another fair has gone into the history books and it has left behind a whole bunch of smiling faces. The theme of Fun and Games seemed to resonate with those who attended this 155th edition of the Plumas-Sierra County Fair. The giant games and puzzles in Serpilio Hall were in constant use, and fairgoers also competed in a beach volleyball tournament, a daffy scavenger hunt and bingo in the Mineral Building. Pig racing, once again, proved to be a big draw, as did the magic shows put on by Bill the Magician. It seemed every visitor was able to find something that interested or entertained him or her. Hundreds showed up for the featured shows in the grandstands and horse arena. The return of the Sweetheart of the Mountains competition was well received and the consensus is to have it back next year. The Battle of the Bands will probably take a different form in 2015, but will still feature local bands in a competitive event. Attendance at Extreme Broncs and Bulls was standing room only and the American Valley Speedway hosted one of its biggest events of the year: After tabulating all the numbers, fair organizers found the event is very consistent. Fluctuations in attendance, exhibits entered, number of vendors and cars parked show a less than 1 percent difference. The Plumas-Sierra County Fair draws aroun 35,000 to 14,000 people over five days. Wednesday and Sunday were "pay what you can" days, and each day drew over 1,500 people. Food concessions showed a nice 5 percent increase over ilast year and, thanks to good ;,presale ticket sales, the icarnival was up around 3 ipercent despite operating one ifewer day than last year. , There have been lots of :suggestions for iimprovements for next year, ,and the overall tone of HEAIN G COOLING- ELECTRIC See Fair, page 12A District wants to hire ski hill project manager Dan McDonald Managing Editor Construction on the new chair lift at Johnsville Historic Ski Bowl is well underway. And it's still scheduled to open for the 2015-16 season. But there is still a lot of work to be done. The ski hill committee said last week it wants to hire a manager to see the project through to its completion. "This is actually like a coordination job," committee member Bob Hickman said. Hickman's comments came during the Aug. 20 Eastern Plumas Recreation District board meeting in Blairsden. The EPRD board approved spending $8,000 for a project manager. Hickman said the district hoped to hire someone soon -- ideally someone from the area. When asked about the relatively low amount budgeted for the job, Hickman told the board there was only about three months' worth of work left to be done. "We have an engineer. We have a plan that's been approved. We just need to follow that plan," Hickman said of the need for a project manager. The work on the hill began in earnest last fall when the first terminal of the lift was installed. Hickman said there will be eight towers in all. He said, from a construction standpoint, the job is similar to building a big fence. "I think this is a really easy project. All things considered, really, really easy," Hickman said. Hickman said ground under the lifts is being cleared and that the water system was "more or less done." He said installing the electrical system will involve digging about a mile of trench and putting conduit in the ground. "There are a lot of loose ends and it sounds really big. But it's not that bad," Hickman said. EPRD board chairman Don Fregulia said anyone interested in the project manager job should contact him or ski hill committee chairman Dan Gallagher. Budget talk The EPRD board also reviewed its 2014-15 budget during the meeting. The most glaring number was a projected $267,944 deficit. The deficit directly reflects the expected $300,000 in ski hill construction costs. Last year the district had $54,035 in revenue. More than half of the money came from fundraising events and direct donations. The district projected more than $76,000 in revenue for this fiscal year. Fregulia told board members he is well aware the district will need to explore more funding sources to pay for the ski hill work. Donations In addition to several planned fundraising events, the district welcomes donations of any size, which are tax deductible. Anyone who donates $1,000 will have his or her name placed on a ski lift chair. The district will also put a donating person's or organization's name on one of the chair lift towers. New board member John Rowden was recently appointed to the EPRD board, replacing Gallagher, who stepped down to concentrate on his ski hill committee duties. Rowden will head the district's strategic planning committee. He brings extensive grant-writing experience to the district. Marketing committee The district is looking for volunteers to help establish a marketing plan for both the EPRD and ski hill. Volunteers are needed to help with news releases, website management, social media and other projects. The marketing committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Sierra Adventures office at 8905 Highway 89, across the highway from the White Barn. The meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. EPRD meetings are held the same day at 6:30 p.m. at the Mohawk Community Resource Center. Mohawk Community Resource Center announces full schedule The Mohawk Community Resource Center has a full lineup of community activities for the fall. Starting Monday, Sept. 8, 7- 8 p.m., ballroom dance lessons will be offered at MCRC. Debora Edwards will launch this new series with instruction on waltz and salsa. Edwards has 30 years of experience teaching and coaching, earning several medals and four national titles. She has also toured nationally and across Europe as a dancer. Each four-week session is $40, or $12 for drop-ins; no partner is required. Back by popular demand, the charcoal drawing series with Tammy Ann Masters will be held Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 15 at MCRC. This course will give students an opportunity to work on one continuous project with the result being a completed work of art at the end of the series. Series will incorporate working from a still life for technique, and also workihg from a photograph of each student's choice for his or her completed project. Masters specializes in portrait and life drawing work. There will be plenty of individual attention and time to practice and focus on technique. Continuing and new students of all abilities are welcome. The six-class series is $60, or $12 for drop-ins. Lowest Prices of the Year for Exterior Painting! Free Estimates Summer Time Slots Filling Fast Siding/Deck Restoration & Brightening Over 20 Years in Plumas County Lead-Safe Certified Protect and Beautify your Home with the Lowest Prices of the Year. BOB RAYMOND PAINTING CA Lic #759277 836-1339 or 249-3966 Open House Sunday, August 31 10am-2pm 141 Frenchman Lake Road, Chilcoot, Ca This beautiful home has 1.51 acres for your horses well as 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths and a separate apartment over the detached garage. COME JOIN US ON SUNDAY! YOU WON't BE DISAPPOINTED! Carole Benson, BRE#O1896707  Coldwell Banker Chandler Real Estate 181 E. Sierra Street Portola, Ca 96122 530-832-1600 530-249-6009 Joanne Danielson, of Graceful Transitions Coaching, is offering two free workshops to help with "rest of your life" planning: Tuesdays, Sept. 16 and Oct. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Come learn about the legal documents people should have to ensure their end-of-life care will be managed according to their wishes if they are unable to speak for themselves. An advanced directive and a physicians (or medical) order for life-sustaining treatment can create clarity, direction, and a sense of calm around difficult times for the patient and loved ones. "Death is a life event. If you don't make decisions about the end of your life, someone else will make those decisions for you," says Danielson, who is the founder of Graceful Transitions Coaching. Danielson serves on the board of Plumas County Community Hospice and is a certified professional coach with energy leadership index master practitioner qualifications. Workshops are held at MCRC. MCRC is pleased to announce a new program for the community. The Speakers Bureau will have monthly presentations by invited speakers on a variety of topics. The speakers will be sought for their expertise in a specific area of interest derived from their See Mohawk, page 12A PLUMB I N G ! (530) 283-2035 P.O. BOX 1369 QUINCY, CA 95971 Lic. 453927 Professionals who are Full Service Plumbing , New & Remodel Construction Radiant Heat Systems Full Service Electrical always there for you! Alternative Energy Systems Drain and Sewer Service Full Heating & Cooling Services ' Back-up Generator Systems (.o) 25 7.8274 (.o) 258.3474 Protect Your Investment! Hire a Licensed Contractor CA Lic. #C-36 396522 CA Lic. #C-20, C-IO, 963154 Quincy Tow Ren=ir  "One Call Gets It AI. 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