FUN, SUN, STAY, PLAY,
MOHAWK VALLEY INDEPENDENCE DAY

 

WEDS JULY 3rd-6th
10:00–4:00 PM
Graeagle Lions Club Hole in One Contest at Graeagle Driving Range–$20,000 Grand Prize!
FRIDAY JULY 5th
6:00–10:00 PM
Blairsden Barbeque – Graeagle Lions Club
FRIDAY JULY 5th
7:00–11:00 PM
BLAIRSDEN STREET DANCE – featuring music by the Deckheads
sponsored by the Blairsden Merchants
SATURDAY JULY 6th
4:00 – 9:00 PM
Pre-Fireworks – Graeagle Mill Pond
Food & Refreshments by Calpine Elks
ABOUT DUSK
9:30 PM
Aerial Fireworks Display – Graeagle Mill Pond
SUNDAY JULY 7th
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Firemen's Pancake Breakfast Graeagle Fire Hall
10:00 – 5:00 PM Old Fashioned Day in the Park – Graeagle Park Dixieland Band BBQ, Snacks, Refreshments, Games, Music
1:00 – 2:00 PM 30th ANNUAL PARADE – GOLDRIDGE TO GRAEAGLE
(click here to download parade entry forms)
2:00 – 5:00 PM Band Concert – Graeagle Park-Ophir Prison Band & Just Friends Jazz Combo & That's Magic Entertainment – Wayne Ferguson
3:00 PM Parade Awards - Graeagle Park
 
 
 
2002 GRAND MARSHAL UNCLE SAM

There was a real Uncle Sam – his name was Samuel Wilson, an American patriot and merchant. He was born in Mass. in 1766 and died in Troy NY in 1854. After serving in the American Revolution, Mr. Wilson moved to Troy, NY where in 1790 he began a meat packing business and was known for his honesty and common sense. In 1812, Wilson was made inspector of provisions for the U.S. Army in New York and New Jersey. A group of visitors to his plant asked what the initials EA-US on the barrels of meat stood for. A workman replied that the EA stood for Elbert Anderson, the contractor for whom Wilson worked and added jokingly that the US (actually an abbreviation for United States) stood for “Uncle Sam” Wilson. This bit of information was recorded in the NY Gazette and General Advertiser and the allusion caught on rapidly, for Wilson was popular and seemed to epitomize the plain American – honest, self-reliant and devoted to his country. By the close of the War of 1812, the name “Uncle Sam” had come to symbolize the national character and the government of the United States.

Today, Uncle Sam is being portrayed by one of our Mohawk Valley residents, Russ Bowring – thank you, Russ.

 
 
 
 

DAY IN THE PARK FESTIVITIES
Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Chips & Pop
Purple Pride Booster Club

Beverage Stand – “C” Road Fire Dept.

Cotton Candy - Calpine Lady Elks

Popcorn & Root Beer Floats
Graeagle Lions’ Club

BBQ Beef sandwiches, Nachos,
Cold Drinks
Portola Assembly of God – Youth

Taco Salads
Feather River Gymnastics

Ice Cream Bars
Ducks Unlimited

That’s Magic Entertainment
Wayne Ferguson

Dunk Tank, Striker, Obstacle Course
Plumas Co. Alcohol & Drug Prevention
“Friday Night Live”

Face Painting & Temporary Tattoos
Soroptimist International of Portola

Orange Julius
Girl Scouts

Sno-Cones
Plumas Swim Team

Crafts and Home-made Cookies
Methodist Church

Straw Hats and Raffle
Project Santa Claus

Rock Climbing – Mobile Rock of Auburn
Tickets & Cold Water – PHS Cheerleaders

 

 

 


 
 
 

2002 PARADE 

RED WHITE AND BLUE IN 2002

PARADE ENTRIES

 Parade Announcer - John Williamson  

 

Plumas County Sheriff

American Legion Color Guard

Marching Unit

Mighty Mountaineers Post 329

Frank Santucci, Commander 

Mohawk Valley Banner

Carried by Sam Steffanic & Annette Hughes

VFW Post 2062

World War II Jeep

Spanish Springs H.S. Band

Reno

2002 Grand Marshal

Uncle Sam

1965 Mustang Convertible Owned & Driven by Sol Lenci 

Wayne Ferguson - Magician 

Sierra Cascade Street Rodders

Quincy

1926 Model T Touring Sedan

Roger Belcher

1969 Camaro Super Sport

Amy Belcher 

1931 Model A Ford Roadster

Phillip Bresciani with Don Clark

Model A Fords

Battle Born “A’s” Club of Nevada 

Klassic Kruisers

Klassic Kruisers Car Club-Reno 

Ophir Prison Marching Kazoo Band and Temperance Society

Led by Captain “Rufus T. Whizzbang”

Plumas Eureka Fire & Rescue

District

Fire Engine

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Marching Unit

Portola

Fire Engine

Long Valley Vol. Fire Department

Graeagle Fire Protection District

Fire Truck Engine 54

Float – Calpine Lady Elks

Plumas Swim Team Youths

Led by Dick Beaver

Plumas Sierra Rural Elec. Coop.

St. Mary’s Drum & Bell Corps

Sponsored by the Dragon Golf Course at Gold Mountain

 

Float

Feather River Gymnastics

Project Santa Claus

Fran Roudebush and kids

Britton Memorial Bicycle Brigade

Sponsored by Movin’ West RV Park 

Whitehawk Ranch Fire District

Fire Truck

Smokey Bear and Fire Engine

Beckwourth Ranger District

The B 15 Brigade

Classic Car Club – Graeagle 

Lawn Chair Brigade

Graeagle Tennis Club

City of Sacramento Pipe Band III

Led by Liz Steuben

“Greenie” – 1955 Chevy

John Lind and Cynthia Camp-Reno

Float - High Sierra Animal Rescue 

Bubbies Pickles of San Francisco

1953 Chevy Sedan

Hose Reel

Whitehawk Ranch Vol. Fire Dept. Float 

Plumas Eureka Preservation Society

Decorated Auto - Graeagle Lions’ Club

Marching Unit

Valley Ranch Homeowner’s Assoc,

Decorated 1976 El Camino

Phil Soto 

Float - Foxwood – Lake Almanor

Big Red Fire Engine

C Road Vol. Fire Dept

Battery Driven Car with Truck

Bugica Landscaping & Excavation 

Motorized & Decorated Go Carts

Bryan Goff & Kelly Goff

1928 Russell Motor Patrol Road Grader

Richard Fripp II 

Decorated Cart Pulled by Dixie

Suzie, Perry & Joshua Greene

Equestrian - Beckwourth Ranger District

Equestrian - Chris David on Chris Darlin’ 

California Highway Patrol


 
 
 

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS OF THE

MOHAWK VALLEY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION,

Our sincere thanks to all who help sponsor this event through your generous donations. Without your support these Independence Day events would not be possible.

Fund raising, it seems, is the most challenging aspect of any organized event. It is very gratifying when so many community members, organizations, businesses, property owners, and individuals demonstrate their unified support. It shows you care about the quality of life and the future of your community.

We wish also to thank those of you who support the MVID events through participation in the various fund-raising events.

   

ORGANIZATION SPONSORS
American Legion Post 329 (Portola)
Calpine Elks (Graeagle)
Dragon Golf Course @ Gold Mountain
Eastern Plumas Chamber Of Commerce
Gold Mountain Homeowners Assn (Clio)
Graeagle Lions’ Club (Graeagle)
Graeagle Land & Water Co.
Graeagle Property Owners Assoc
Graeagle Meadows Unit 7 Property Owners Assoc.
Plumas Eureka Community Auxiliary
Plumas Eureka Estates Homeowners’ Assn.
Plumas Eureka Home Owners Association
Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Smith Creek Ranch Homeowner’s Assoc. (Blairsden)
The American Legion Post 329 (Portola)
Valley Ranch Homeowners Assoc (Clio)
Whitehawk Owners’ Association

BUSINESS SPONSORS
Alpine Maintenance (Portola)
American Storage (Portola)
B.K. Brazzo (Portola)
Big Fish Creations (Graeagle)
Bob Raymond Painting (Clio)
Cal- Sierra Title Co. (Blairsden)
Charter Communications (Portola)
Chicago Title Co (Blairsden)
Clark Construction (Portola)
Clio’s River Edge RV Park (Clio)
Coast Gas (Portola)
Connie’s Place (Portola)
DF & Associates (Clio)
Diane Hall, Waddell & Reed Financial Ser (Manteca)
Dick Beaver, D.C. (Blairsden)
Dollard’s Sierra Market (Portola)
Eastern Plumas Health Care (Portola)
Elwell Lakes Lodge (Blairsden)
Feather Oaks Tax Service (Portola)
Feathers (Graeagle)
Fidelity National Title Co of Calif (Graeagle)
Golf Club at Whitehawk (Clio)
Grae/Wal Properties (Reno)
Graeagle Associates, Realtors (Graeagle)
Graeagle Electric (Graeagle)
Graeagle Fros-Tee
Graeagle Gift Shop
Graeagle Golf Center (Graeagle)
Graeagle Hair Company
Graeagle Meadows Vacation Rentals & Sales (Graeagle)
Graeagle Mill Works
Graeagle Mini & RV Storage (Graeagle)
Graeagle Store
Graeagle Video
Gray Eagle Lodge (Graeagle)
Grizzley Grill (Blairsden)
High Sierra Books (Portola)
Intermountain Disposal Inc (Portola)
Jack Bridge Associates (Graeagle)
Kathy Burton & Associates (Portola)
Ken Barnard & Associates (Quincy)
Keenan Connections (Cromberg)
Knotty Pine Tavern (Graeagle)
Leonard’s Market (Portola)
McCann's Horse & Carriage Co (Clio)
Michael Barton, DDS (Graeagle)
Middle Fork Park (Reno)
Mohawk Valley Assoc. Real Estate (Blairsden)
Mountain Hardware (Truckee)
Moving West Trailer Park (Graeagle)
Nancy Heaslett Interiors (Graeagle)
Natalie’s Mohawk Tavern (Graeagle)
Nervino Aero Service (Beckwourth)
Packer Lake Lodge (Sierra City)
Pathways (Graeagle)
Pinetree Printing (Portola)
Plumas Bank (Portola)
Plumas Pines Golf Resort/Longboard (Blairsden)
Plumas Pines Realty, Inc. (Blairsden)
Queen Bee Boutique (Graeagle)
R. J.'s Automotive (Blairsden)
Random Enterprises Guns/Charles Ross (Arizona)
Reflections Unlimited (Graeagle)
Richter Insurance Planning (Reno)
River Bums (Portola)
River Pines Properties (Graeagle)
Sierra Massage/Yoga Center (Portola)
Sierra Springs Trailer Resort (Portola)
Slaten Enterprises (Quincy)
State Farm Insurance (Portola)
Sun Builders Construction (Graeagle)
Steelewood (Cromberg)
Tangles (Portola)
The Village Baker (Blairsden)
Tom & Ardy Paulsen of Mortgage Network (Graeagle)
United Country Realty (Graeagle)
Walton's Grizzly Lodge Summer Camp (Portola)
Whitehurst & Associates (Graeagle)
Williamson Realty (Graeagle)
Wood's Fire & Emergency Services (Portola)

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
A. Keiscome (Graeagle)
A. Thomas Ovenshine ( Palo Alto)
A.V. & Mary Alice Kinsey (Yuba City)
Al & Mary Scolari (Reno)
Anas & Lucy Landa (Graeagle)
Arlene Bell (Reno)
Arthur E. Buss (Graeagle)
Ball Family (Reno)
Barbara Finn (Fairfax)
Ben & Anita Akert (Reno)
Bill & Carolyn Adams (San Mateo)
Bill & Della Miller (Clio)
Bill & Doris Leonesio (Reno)
Bill & Mary Mc Inerney & Grandkids (Oakland)
Bob & Beth Nunn (Graeagle)
Bob & Diana Conen (Graeagle)
Bob & Hank Echols (Graeagle)
Bob & Laura Bence (Palo Alto)
Bob & Linda Barnett (Reno)
Bob & Linda Clift (Reno)
Bob Ritz Family (Clio)
Bonnie Bullinger (Graeagle)
Brad & Melinda Schauer (San Anselma)
Brenda & Herman Scheppelman (Graeagle)
Bruce Brown (Sparks)
Byron & Jacklyn Van Metre (Auburn)
C. Hinds (Graeagle)
Carl & Margaret Chavez (Graeagle)
Charlie & Pam Ross (Blairsden)
Clark & Pat Gribben (Reno)
Cliff & Diane Romig (Clio)
Clint & Florence Baler (Blairsden)
Clinton & Lorraine Milne (Graeagle)
Colby and Lisa Laughlin (Reno)
Craig & Sandy Simmons (Pleasant Hill)
Curt & Margie Clarkson (Graeagle)
Daina Radmall (Reno)
Dave & Betty Symons (Graeagle)
Dave & Jeannine Funk (Reno)
David & Virginia Luhring (Clio)
Dee & Neil Kelly (Clio)
Del & Gayle Stockman (Graeagle)
Dennis & Alaine Flynn (Reno)
Dick & Gail Aterburn (Graeagle)
Dick & Karen Dettling (Woodland)
Dick & Susan Foster (Clio)
Dink & Dave Rife (Graeagle)
Don & Doris Rodrigo & Family (Novato)
Don & Mary Carter (Fallon)
Don & Sharon Turke (Graeagle)
Don & Shirley Kienlen (Graeagle)
Don & Vera Beall (Clio)
Dorothy Kibodeaux (Blairsden)
Duane & June Garner (Graeagle)
E. Heikkinen (Mountain View)
Earl & Nancy Hansen (Clio)
Eric & Lynn Anderson (Reno)
Emil Mangini Family (Family)
Elaine & Larry Sparling (Sunnyvale)
Esther Rimbault (Graeagle)
Ev & Liz Berry (Blairsden)
Evelyn Muscio (Santa Maria)
Flanagan Family (Reno)
Florence Etcheberry (Reno)
Fran Alberghini & Ed Bouillon (Sacto)
Francis & Lynn Menante (Reno)
Gary & Betty Doupnik (Loomis)
Gary & Robin Kinkley (Graeagle)
George & Harriet Conroy (Graeagle)
George & Judith Willmore (LaVerne)
George & Judy Clementine (Graeagle)
Hal & Diana Thompson ( Blairsden)
Harold Evans Family (Reno)
Harold & Marilyn Peterson (Graeagle)
Helen & Bill Sullivant (Graeagle)
Howard & Alene Sobrero (Graeagle
Hugh E. & Helen J. Waite (Graeagle)
Jack & Jan Zygner (Clio)
Jack & Jean Poulsen (Clio)
Jean & Mary Canine (Graeagle)
Jean & Jim Binns (Reno)
Jeanne Fisher (Portola)
Jerry & Nonie Higgins (Sparks)
Jesse Smyers (Walnut Creek)
Jim & Barb Hyatt (Sacramento)
Jim & Emma Lou Scott (Clio)
Jim & Jan Talbott (Reno)
Jim & Karen Bailey (Clio)
Jim L’Hommeidieu (Graeagle)
Jim & Linda Jones (Portola Valley)
Jim & Mary Ann Williams (Reno)
Jim & Norma Schonbeck (Graeagle)
Jim & Sandie Adams (Citrus Heights)
Jim & Shirley Nakasuji (Cupertino)
Joe & Ellie McCarran (Yuba City)
Joe & Hope Anstett (Las Vegas)
Joe Reghetti (Reno)
John & Louise Laugenour (Graeagle)
John & Lyndia Heward (Reno)
John & Marian Sciborski (Graeagle)
John & Shirley De Martini (San Rafael)
John Artz Family (Cool)
John N. Bailey (Pebble Beach)
Johnsons (Reno)
Josephine Gezelin (Reno)
June Moore (Memorial)
Karl Corey Family (Blairsden)
Keith & Ruth Papke (Reno)
Ken & Dot Hattich (Layafette)
Ken & Edi Joy (Davis)
Ken & Grace Smith (Graeagle)
Ken & Joan Cole (Moraga)
Kim & Joni Roberts (Blairsden)
Kleins (Graeagle)
Kristin & Marissa Meyers (Sacramento)
Larry & Arlene Castro (Graeagle)
Larry Bell (Sparks)
Len & Josie Blackford (Sacramento)
Lloyd & Darnley Kirchney
Marge & Hugh Carruthers (Graeagle)
Mary Ellen & Bob Hartman (Graeagle)
Mel & Lorraine Brooks (Vallejo)
Metlers at Dog Camp (Reno)
Michael and Kristin Galvin (Portola Valley)
Michael & Rochelle Hall (Clarksburg)
Mickey & Joel Heckman (Walnut Creek)
Mike & Sue Matthews (Atherton)
Milton & Carolyn Von Damm (Berkeley)
Neil Miller (Memorial-Pacifica)
Moller Family (Walnut Creek)
Mrs. Wm Carano (Reno)
Norm & Carolyn Brazelton (Graeagle)
Norman & Patricia Nichols (Graeagle)
Obie K. & Betty L. Ladd (Clio)
Ona Flowers (Sparks)
Pat & Johanna Cashill & Family (Reno)
Pat & Terry Grew (Graeagle)
Paul & Susan Dugan (Reno)
Perry Eiman & Family (Henderson)
Peter & Jenine Fraser (Alamo)
Peterson Family (Martinez)
Phil Simpson Family (Graeagle)
Ray & Arlene Crook (Blairsden)
Ray & Johann Goodwin (Citrus Heights)
Reba & Bud Rowe (Graeagle)
Rita and Jay Stone (Reno)
Rich & Sally Slavin (Clio)
Mrs. Richard N. Owens (Walnut Creek)
Rita De Boer (Graeagle)
Robert Shoemaker (Yerington)
Roger & Leslie Powell (Sparks)
Ron & Joyce Hegji (Graeagle)
Ron & Marilyn Johnson (Reno)
Ron & Marylou McNay (Graeagle)
Ron & Peggy Large (Graeagle)
Ross Henry ( Graeagle)
Ruth & Keith Papke (Reno)
Russ & Rory Bowring (Blairsden)
Sharon Hawkins (Graeagle)
Sheila Bush (Arcutt)
Sherrie & Jim Kenny (Saratoga)
Stan & Marilyn Allen (Cromberg)
Steve & Renee Honnoll (Clio)
Sue, Dee & Bob Flowers (Newcastle)
Ted & Jackie Leavitt (Graeagle)
Ted & Nancy Berndt (Reno)
Terry & Sally Durkan (San Anselmo)
Tim & Karen Hackworth (Grass Valley)
Tom & Mary DeMund (Graeagle)
Tom & Nancy Fregulia ( Graeagle)
Tammy & Steve Ursenback (San Jose)
Tommy Ammon (Graeagle)
Walt & Flora Parsons (Graeagle)
Wayne & Karen Gilliland (Reno)
Wug & Kathy Gray (Reno)
Yvonne Shelp (Graeagle)

 
 
 

As we had to go to press, we were unable to list donations received after June 25, 2002

 

YOU COULD BE A WINNER!!

MVID PINS

 

HAVE YOU PURCHASED YOUR MVID BUTTON? THE BUTTONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $2 AT MANY GRAEAGLE AND BLAIRSDEN SHOPS. THERE IS A NUMBER ON THE BACK OF EACH PIN AND IF YOUR NUMBER IS CALLED-YOU WIN! THE WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE CALLED SUNDAY P.M. AT THE GREEN.

THE WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE POSTED AT THE GRAEAGLE STORE, THE MILLWORKS RESTAURANT, THE MOHAWK TAVERN, GUMBAS RESTAURANT & THE COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD AT THE GRAEAGLE PARK.

 

**SPECIAL THANKS**

 

To the following MVID Committee members and organizations without whose help this event would not have been possible

 

Don Clark – Event Chairman

Betty Heck – Eastern Plumas C of C

Tim Kurdupski – Graeagle Merchants & Fund Raising

Dave Symons – Parade Chairman

John & Marian Sciborski – Program & Parade

John Williamson – Parade Announcer

Don Schleuter & Judy LaTour – Day In The Park

Sharon Vanderwall – Permits, Fund Raising

Bob LaTour – Fund Raising

Bob Bond –Fund Raising & BBQ in Park

Dick Beaver – Blairsden Street Dance

Ed Ward, Johna Ross & Jim Richardson – Judges

Gina Prince –C Road

Dorothy Kibedeaux – PE Homeowners’ Assoc.

Pat Fox – Gold Mountain

Bob Hansen – Valley Ranch

Carol Flanagan – Smith Creek

Cliff Romig – White Hawk

Mike Clawson – Gold Ridge & Web Site

Walt Parsons - Program

Dink Rife – Community Appreciation Award

Kris Miraville, Bank of America, Portola

Cal Trans

California Highway Patrol

Plumas County Road Department

Plumas Sanitation – Lance Wehrman

Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

Nell Thomas, Sharon Schwilling

Intermountain Disposal – Ricky & Candy Ross

Graeagle Lions’ Club

Friday Night Live – Sound

Sierra Promotions – Buttons

Pine Tree Printing

KPCO 1370 – Bob Darling

 

KPCO has provided all the music and interviews prior to the parade. A great addition to our festivities – THANK YOU!

 

An extra thanks to Harvey and Dan West for their support, and providing personnel for the setup & cleanup of this event. This event would not be possible without the Wests offering the use of the Mill Pond area for the aerial fireworks display, and the Green for the Park Festivities .

 

IN MEMORY

 

To Barbara Schleuter, one of our most active committee members. Barb did a great job with the Day in the Park activities. We miss her hard work and superb organizational skills.

 

To Julie Cardoza, one of the greatest friends the Jazz Society ever had. He was the president of this organization for many years.

 

To Charlie Brown of Portola. Charlie marched in our parade for many years as a delightful clown.

 

 


 
 
 

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