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41B Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, RepOrter Community Connections :elebrate,s ac:cornplishmenL,,00,00 The third annual Appreciation Brunch for Community Connections members and program sponsors took place in the Mineral Building at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. More than 40 people came together to celebrate accomplishments over the past six years, share stories of services provided or received, and to get acquainted with each other. This year's theme was "Sharing Brightens Lives." The Community Connections Advisory Council, which consists of Larry Trotter, from Quincy; Caron Chance, from Quincy; Susan Payne, from Indian Valley; Jimmie Oneal, from Meadow Valley; Terry Williams, from Portola; Holly Coons, from Lake Almanor; and the program coordinator, Leslie Wall, organized the special day. Chance is also the owner of Back Door Catering and works out of the Mineral Building at the fairgrounds. Chance donated use of the room, fall linens and a brunch that included banana/ strawberry stuffed French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, fruit salad, an assortment of muffins and breads, and a vegetarian potato hash. The Community Connections members and sponsors gather to celebrate the time bank's third annua Appreciation Brunch. Community Connections Advisory Council member Jimmie Oneal holds a candle as a representation of every person's ability to share happiness. Photos courtesy Community Connections tables were set with candle-themed fall centerpieces created by the Advisory Council, which were given as door prizes. Trotter and member Nora Barnum donated homemade cherry-plum jam for each table to taste test and made several jars available to purchase. The jams were a hit and more than $85 dollars was raised and donated to Community Connections. One enthusiastic attendee commented, "First time here, and I learned so much! Awesome organization. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will recommend it to others." Another person added, "What a great event! I so appreciate getting to meet all the wonderful folks who are also CC members and really like hearing the stories of how their lives have changed when they learned that volunteering is fun!" Several,of the Advisory Council members made brief presentations using the candle theme to share the concept of each person in Plumas County having value and something to share with others. At the end of the brunch, each attendee was given a candle to represent his or her individual light. As each attendee lit the candle of the next person, the group shared a moment'of silence while Oneal read a saying from Buddha: "Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Community Connections now has more than 350 members/sponsors in Plumas County. Since July 1, the membership has exchanged nearly 5,000 hours of service. Every hour of service a member provides earns a time credit that can be used to receive services. There over 400 different services offered by the membership. Community Connections is intended for everyone. The youngest member is 7 years old and the oldest is 91. One of the program goals for 2015 is to engage many more families with children and more junior members who are under the age of 18. "Community Connections feels it is very important to allow young people to see adults doing community service and realize that it can be a very rewarding experience," said Wall. "It doesn't have to be something people only do when they are ' mandated by the courts." Another goal for the coming year is to recruit a wide variety of professionals: plumbers, electricians, painters, contractors, massage therapists, hairdressers, etc. The idea is these professionals will donate an hour of their time each month in service and in return they can build -recognition, earn a positive reputation and generate new clients among Community Connections members. To find out more about Community Connections, call. Wall at 283-3611, ext. "818, or visit the Plumas Rural Services website at www. plumasruralservices.org/cc. Funding available fol00 local qonpr o,:it ol'ganizations A nonworking heater replaced with a new one in a daycare/preschool. Supplies for a high school aquaculture class. Support for court-appointed special advocate volunteers working with abused and/or neglected children. A theater program for teens. One could say kids were the foundation in its last funding cycle. During the month of November, Plumas County nonprofit organizations will again havethe opportunity to apply to the foundation for grants. Colleen McKeown, founder of The Common Good, states that the foundation seeks to big winners last June when provide funding in areas iThe Common Good ::2:i . irelated, but not limited, to the !Community FoundatiOIY' ..... issued grants totaling$,O0 .... to local nonprofit organizations. Porto!a Kids Inc., Chester High School, The Resource Center and dramaworks were just four of the eight programs that received grants from the arts, education, senior services, haith care and animal welfare. "This foundation is focused on improving our local communities. We are dedicated to assisting nonprofit programs throughout Plumas County, and we are always interested in hearing from organizations that have not applied previously." McKeown adds that the foundation accepts applications from organizations that have received grants in the past, though it does not fund the same organization in consecutive funding cycles. Grant requests cannot exceed $1,500 and must be received or postmarked by Saturday, Nov. 29. Organizations will be notified of funding decisions no later than Dec. 31 and may or may not be funded at their See Funding, page 7B Sudoku Puzzle #3068-D 3 7 1 5 8 2 3 9 6 2 4 6 8 5 1 Difficult 7 8 3 6 9 5 4 9 2 Sudoku Solution #3067-D 981 472 234596 76531 8 416987 i 5972'43 I 3286151 1528139 6 7 3 12 4 8 4 9 7i6 5 563 1 7 8 429 352 8 1 6 794 647 985 231 Lucie Kreth, director of Portola Kids Inc., a 24/7 daycare, poses with some of he( organization's young charges and the heater she purchased with a grant from The Common, Good Community Foundation. 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