Community Briefs: December 8, 2012
Vintage photographs requested
Vintage photographs of Glenn County from the 1800s through the 1960s are being requested for use in a pictorial history book of the county to be published by Arcadia Publishing.
The goal of the author, Anna Canon, is to represent all towns, current or forgotten, throughout the history of the county through photographs of those who have lived in the area and may have ancestral ties to the area. Photographs of families and their activities, businesses, recreation, with a special interest in the baseball league, events, schools and more are all possible candidates for inclusion.
Anna is willing to come to you to scan your photos or will accept 300 dpi scanned photos through email.
For more information, contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 865-2250.
Hamilton FFA receives grants
The Hamilton City FFA recently received a $2,500 DuPont Pioneer grant to go toward agricultural and science classroom resources and technology.
Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for community outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work.
Avenue of Lights set
The ninth annual Avenue of Lights will take place from 5:30p.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 14-16, and Dec. 21-23 at the Glenn County Fairgrounds in Orland, 221 E. Yolo St. The cost is $10 per car.
Stop in at the North Pole Lodge following the drive-through to see Santa, special theme trees, and Christmas displays.
A snack bar will be open with a holiday menu of hot chocolate, popcorn, and other treats.
Volunteers are needed. Please contact Olga Peterson at 893-9218; Merri Caywood at 865-9663 for route displays; or Mo Clark at 865-4993 for North Pole Lodge trees.
Volunteers may also go directly to the fairgrounds and ask for the Route Leader, Doyle Shippelhoute.
Pilot Career Day Dec. 15
A Pilot Career Day will be held Dec. 15 at the Gateway Science Museum in Chico, 625 Esplanade.
Free for high school students, the event will feature local military aviators, representatives of the North Valley Aviation Association, commercial pilots, agricultural fliers and rescue personnel.
At 2:30 p.m., free transportation will be provided to Ranchaero Airport for a helicopter rescue demonstration courtesy of Enloe Flight Care and Butte County Sheriff's Department.
All high school students in attendance will also receive free tickets to enter the exclusive Pilot Day giveaway.
Standard entry fees apply: Adults, $6; children and students, $3; children under 3, free.
For more information, call 898-4121 or visit www.gatewayscience.org.
Book signing slated
A book signing party will be held from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 19 at The Rusty Wagon, 420 Walker St., Orland.
Author Gene Russell will be on hand promoting his new book, "Orland's Colorful Past: Scrapbook."
Party on New Year's Eve
Orland VFW and Orland Pride will host a New Year's Eve party from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31 at Orland Memorial Hall, 320 Third St.
The event will include a full service bar, party favors, midnight countdown, balloon drop, music by Inside Straight and more.
Proceeds benefit Orland's Heroes project.
Must be 21 to attend.
Tickets available by donation by calling 774-1537 or 870-1559.