Forever Free 2003
MVID 31st Annual Celebration
FUN, SUN, STAY, PLAY,
MOHAWK VALLEY INDEPENDENCE DAY
 
FRIDAY JULY 2nd
6:00–10:00 PM
BLAIRSDEN BARBECUE Graeagle Lions Club
Ribs, Indian Tacos, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers & Corndogs
FRIDAY JULY 2nd
6:00–11:00 PM
BLAIRSDEN STREET DANCE – Music by Trash Gordon
sponsored by the Blairsden Merchants.
SATURDAY JULY 3rd
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 4th
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Firemen's Pancake Breakfast Graeagle Fire Hall
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dixieland Music in Graeagle Park
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Old Fashioned Day in the Park – Graeagle Park Dixieland Band BBQ, Snacks, Refreshments, Games, Music
1:00 – 2:00 PM 32nd ANNUAL PARADE – GOLDRIDGE TO GRAEAGLE
(click here to download parade entry forms)
2:00 - 3:30 PM Band Concert & Comedian Impersonator
3:00 PM Parade Awards - Graeagle Park
 
 
 
2004 GRAND MARSHAL  

Martin and OJ

This year we are honoring two long-time employees of Graeagle Land and Water – Martin Rizzo and O.J. (Jeff Olsen) as our Grand Marshals. They are representing all the staff at Graeagle Land and Water. These two men are very visible in Graeagle as they are often seen raking leaves and needles, mowing grass and caring for the common properties of our town. They are the ones who do the clean-up work during all the July 4th celebration. In fact, when asked if they would be Grand Marshals for this parade, O.J.’s answer was, “No, we have to work that day”!

Martin Rizzo has been an employee of GL&W for 21 years. He is from Portola but now resides in Graeagle in one of the little red houses. He enjoys sports, particularly baseball and football.

O.J. has been employed for 25 years (Happy Silver Anniversary!) and is also from Portola and still lives there. He enjoys hiking and gambling and actually won a very nice “prize” in a Fantasy Five last year – says he now has extra gambling money. They both state they enjoy working here.Thank you, Martin and O.J. and all the good folks at Graeagle Land and Water for your dedication to our community.

 

 
 
 
 

DAY IN THE PARK FESTIVITIES
Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM

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
Feather River Jazz Society
Note Cards
PEPS – Shirley Williams
Temporary Tattoos
Soroptimist International of Portola
Jamba Juice
Girl Scouts
Kid’s Games, Prizes& Raffle
Project Santa Claus
Rock Climbing – Mobile Rock of Auburn
Tickets & Water – PHS Cheerleaders
Children Stuff, Dress & Name their own Animals - Bear Works

 

 

 


 
 
 

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION AWARD
This year we are honoring Graeagle Land and Water. Most visitors and even many residents have no idea how much this organization does for our community. Because of them, we have great drinking water, a lovely recreational mill pond, a ballpark, a golf course, a picnic ground and even a village green plus our little town is kept neat and clean! They provide all maintenance of the common areas. They also played a big role in assuring Graeagle residents of nearby medical facilities. WE THANK YOU, Graeagle Land and Water.

 

 

 

 
 
 

2004 PARADE 

MAKING HISTORY IN 2004

 

Parade Announcer - John Williamson


PARADE ENTRIES


Plumas County Sheriff

American Legion Color Guard
Marching Unit
Mighty Mountaineers Post 329
Betty Lazaro, Commander

Mohawk Valley Banner
Laura Raymond & Ally Hall

1945 World War II Jeep
VFW Post 2062

Uncle Sam
Russ Bowring

Local Military Personnel
Who Have Served in Iraq

Spanish Springs H.S. Band, Reno
Led by Erelane McGranahan

2004 Grand Marshals
Martin Rizzo & O.J. (Jeff Olsen)

1965 Mustang Convertible
Owned and Driven by Sal Lenci

Fire Truck Engine
Graeagle Fire Protection District

1926 Ford Model T Touring Sedan
Driven by Mike Belcher

1929 Ford Pickup
John Ball

1931 Model A Ford Roadster
Phillip Bresciani

George Washington Crosses the Delaware
Michael Hix Family

Float
Graeagle Community Church

Sierra Cascade Street Rodders
Quincy

St. Mary’s Drum & Bell Corps
Sponsored by Gold Mountain

Klassic Kruisers
Klassic Kruisers Car Club-Reno

2004 High School Scholarship Winners
Calpine Lady Elks

Smokey Bear in a Pickup
USFS

Fire Trucks
USFS

Reno High School Band

Reno Mustang Car Club

Britton Memorial Bicycle Brigade
Sponsored by Movin’ West RV Park

1904 Hose Cart
Whitehawk Ranch Volunteer Fire District

Fire Truck
Whitehawk Ranch Volunteer Fire District

Firefighter’s Pipe Band
Reno & District

Kid’s Clown Club
22nd Portola Railroad Days

Float - Plumas Eureka State Park Assn.

Lawn Chair Brigade
Graeagle Tennis Club

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
Donald & Grace Sparks

1934 Chevy Sedan
Scott & Gail Arterburn

1941 Ford Truck
Cheeseburger Restaurants Inc.

Portola Soroptomists
Plumas Sierra REC

Girl Scouts
Plumas Sierra REC

City of Sacramento Pipe Band

Float - Millie’s Red Hatters

Cartwheel-A-Thon
Feather River Gymnastics

Plumas Eureka Preservation Society

University of Nevada, Reno, Rally Wagon
Larry Pizorno

1947 Ford
John & Ann Cooke

1959 Ford Custom 300
Vito Cantacessi

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible
Norm Brazelton

Portola High School Girl’s Soccer Team
Coach – Lewis Mc Kinley

Fire Engine
Plumas Eureka Fire & Rescue Dist

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
Gold Mountain Homeowner's Association (Clio)
Graeagle Meadows Unit 7 Homeowners Assoc.
Graeagle Property Owners Association
Plumas Eureka Estates Homeowners Assoc.
Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Valley Ranch Homeowners Assoc. (Clio)

BUSINESS SPONSORS
Absolute Fitness & Health (Clio)
Accountants Inc. - Chuck Burr (Reno)
Alpine Home Inspection (Reno)
Barton, Michael, DDS (Graeagle)
Battiato & Sons Masonry (Clio)
Bob Raymond Painting (Clio)
Bridge, Jack & Associates (Graeagle)
Cal- Sierra Title Co. (Quincy)
California Moving Systems (Sacramento)
Chapman Precision (Portola)
Cheeseburger Restaurants, Inc. (Portola)
Clio’s River Edge RV Park
Coldwell Banker Chandler Real Estate (Portola)
Connie’s Place (Portola)
Dollard’s Sierra Market (Portola)
Duane C. Kitchens Construction (Graeagle)
Feather Oaks Tax Service (Portola)
Feather River Rental (Portola)
Feathers (Graeagle)
Fidelity National Title (Graeagle)
Flanigan - Leavitt Insurance Agency, Inc. (Quincy)
Graeagle Associates
Graeagle Mill Works
Graeagle Mini Storage
Graeagle Outpost - Doug & Jane Roix
Graeagle Restaurant
Graeagle Store
Hamby Surveying (Portola)
Heaslett, David, Attorney at Law (Graeagle)
Intermountain Disposal (Portola)
Iris and Ivy (Graeagle)
John Berg Drafting & Design (Graeagle)
Jones Precision Key & Lock (Portola)
Kehoe Pharmacy (Portola)
Ken Barnard & Associates (Quincy)
Les Schwab Tires/Coates Tires (Portola)
Litz Construction (Portola)
M. G. Scott Builders, Inc. (Blairsden)
Mohawk Valley Assoc. (Blairsden)
Mountain Hardware & Sports (Blairsden)
Nervino Aero Service, Inc. (Beckwourth)
Pathways Mediation (Graeagle)
Plumas Bank (Portola)
Plumas Pines Golf Resort (Blairsden)
Queen Bee Botiques (Graeagle)
Reflections Unlimited (Graeagle)
Ross Guns & Pawn (Chandler,Az)
Ruthan Fine Art (Graeagle)
Scott Warner Realty (Graeagle)
Sierra Massage (Portola)
Sierra Valley Physical Therapy (Delleker)
State Farm Insurance (Portola)
Sun Builders (Graeagle)
The Golf Club at Whitehawk Ranch (Clio)
The Pierini Company (Roseville)
The Squirell’s Nest (Graeagle)
The Village Baker (Blairsden)
Tin Roof (Blairsden)
Wadell & Reed, Inc. (Graeagle)
Walton's Grizzly Lodge, Summer Camp (Portola)
Williamson Realty (Graeagle)

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS
Adams, Bill & Carolyn (San Mateo)
Ahern, Mimi & Bob (San Jose)
Alberghini, Fran & Bouillon, Ed (Sacramento)
Ammon, Tommie, Ms (Graeagle)
Anstett, Joe & Hope (Las Vegas)
Artz, Jack & Alan & Families (Cool)
Arterburn, Gail (Graeagle)
Baggs, Sharron & Robert (Lafayette)
Baily, Jim & Karen (Clio)
Baker Family (San Frncisco)
Baker, Bill & Melayne (Reno)
Barbarito, Bea & Zelinski, Bill (Reno)
Barnett, Bob & Linda (Reno)
Barry, Woody & Michele (Reno)
Bartlett, Art & Nancy (Blairsden)
Bell, Arlene (Reno)
Bellows, Bert & Barbara & Family (Sparks)
Bence, Bob & Laura (Palo Alto)
Benoit, Ed & Roxy (Granite Bay)
Berndt, Ted & Nancy (Reno)
Berney, The Family (Fallon)
Berry, Ev & Liz (Yuba City)
Bevers, Rita M. (Blairsden)
Binns, Jean & Jim (Reno)
Blackford, Len & Josie ( Sacramento)
Blaylock, Doyle & Mary (Graeagle)
Brady, Tom & Jan (Reno)
Brazelton, Norm (Graeagle)
Breslin, Jim & Vicky (Reno)
Brood, Clifford & Marie (Graeagle)
Brooks, Mel & Lorraine (Vallejo)
Bugna, Rick & Chris (Graeagle)
Bullinger, Bonnie (Fullerton)
Caldwell, Hal & Nancy (Graeagle)
Canine, Jean & Mary (Graeagle)
Cantacessi, Vito & Ginger (Reno)
Carter, Andra & Jack (Reno)
Cashill, Pat & Johnna & Family (Reno)
Chamberlain, Alan & Stephanie (Graeagle)
Chavez, Carl & Margaret (Graeagle)
Chubb, Marje (Graeagle)
Clark. Don & Nancy (Graeagle)
Clarkson, Curt & Margie (Graeagle)
Coffman, Lois (Graeagle)
Conen, Bob & Diana (Graeagle)
Coney, Zach & Pat (San Mateo)
Conroy, George & Harriet (Graeagle)
Cook, Robert & Yvonne (Sparks)
Cooper, Georgene & Roger (Carmichael)
Cowing, Beverly & Dick (Orangevale)
Cupit, Ed & Cathy (Reno)
Daley, Robert & JoAnn (Rocklin)
DeMumd, Mary & Tom (Sausalito))
Dettling, Dick & Karen (Woodland)
Donohue, Cindy & John (Blairsden)
Echols, Hank (Graeagle)
Eiman, Perry & Georgette (Henderson)
Erickson, Roger & Joyce (Reno)
Fisher, Mr. & Mrs. Charles
Flanagan, Carol (Reno)
Flowers, Ona (Sparks)
Foster, Dick & Susan (Clio)
Fraser, Peter & Jenine (Alamo)
Fregulia, Tom & Nancy (Graeagle)
Funk, Dave & Jeannine (Reno)
Garner, Duane & June (Graeagle)
Gezeln, Josephine (Reno)
Goodwin, Ray & Johanna (Citrus Heights)
Gray, Kathleen & Worlin U. (Reno)
Gribben, Clark & Pat (Reno)
Grondona, Carl & Barbara (Lincoln)
Hackworth, Tim & Karen (Grass Valley)
Hale, Sharon & Harrington, Harry (Portola Valley)
Hancock Family (San Rafael)
Hattich, Norm Family (Benicia)
Hayes, Tom & Dawn (Yuba City)
Hegji, Ron & Joyce (Graeagle)
Heikkinen, E. (Mountain View)
Heinitz, Don & Marge (Graeagle)
Henry, Ross (Graeagle)
Heward, John & Lyndia (Reno)
Higgins, Jerry & Nonie (Sparks)
Hix, The Family Cabin (Reno)
Holt, Larry & Penny (Graeagle)
Huppert, Jim & Candie (Santa Rosa)
Hyatt, Jim & Barb (West Sacramento)
In Memory of David Luhring (Clio)
Johnson, Nels & Gail (Graeagle)
Johnson, Stewart & Paula (Reno)
Jones, Al & Sharon (Bethel Island)
Jones, Linda Rigas & James (Portola Valley)
Jones, Richard & Jacqueline (Auburn)
Jones, Steve & Ann (Livermore)
Keiscome, Alberta (Graeagle)
Kelly, Neil & Dee (Clio)
Kerr, John & Marge (Reno)
Kibodeaux, Dorothy (Graeagle)
Kibodeaux, Le Anne (Graeagle)
Kinkley, Robin O. Gripon (Graeagle)
Kinsey, A.V. & Mary Alice (Yuba City)
Kirchner, Lloyd & Darnley (Reno)
Kylberg, Virginia & Bob (Clio)
Landa, Anas & Lucille (Graeagle)
Lang, Rod & My (Graeagle)
Large, Ron & Peggy (Graeagle)
Latour, Judy (Graeagle)
Laughlin, Colby & Lisa & Famiy (Reno)
Laxague, Bob & Chris (Reno)
Leavitt, Ted & Jackie (Graeagle)
Leonesio, Bill & Doris (Reno)
L'Hommeidieu, Jim (Santa Rosa)
Martinez, Ed & Kay (Virginia City)
Martinez, Gloria & George (Graeagle)
Martinez, Pat & Julie (Virginia City)
Martinez, Tony & Jeannine (Clio)
Matthews, Mike & Sue (Atherton)
McBride, Mac (Graeagle)
McCarran, Joe & Ellie (Yuba City)
McGarr, Michael & Benay (Portola)
McInerney, Bill & Mary & Grandchildren
(Oakland)
McNay, Ron & Marylou (Graeagle)
Meagher, Bill & Stacy (Yuba City)
Meier, Dr. Richard, FCOVD (Reno)
Metlers. The (Reno)
Meyers, Kristin & Marissa (Sacramento)
Miller, Bill & Della (Clio)
Miller, Jack & Judy (Moraga)
Milne, Clinton & Lorraine (Blairsden)
Moller, Mr. & Mrs. Don (Walnut Creek)
Mosel, Bob & Sharon (Lafayette)
Mudge, D & Buzzell, G. (Graeagle)
Munsen, Steve & Sharon (Blairsden)
Murphey, John & Pam & Family (Carson City)
Nash Family (Loomis)
Nolen, Sarah (Clio)
Nunn, Bob & Beth (Graeagle)
Ovenshine, Mr. & Mrs. A. Thomas (Graeagle)
Parsons, Walt & Flora (Graeagle)
Patti, Ed & Virginia (Stockton)
Pekovich, Steve & Darlene (Graeagle)
Perkins, Reese & Joanne (Reno)
Peterson Family (Martinez)
Pettinato, Sam & Susan (Clio)
Portera, Mr. & Mrs. Mitchell (Morgan Hill)
Powell, Roger L. (Sparks)
Reid, Larry T & Nancy A (Rocklin)
Richter, Don & Patti (Reno)
Rife, Dink & Dave (Graeagle)
Rimbault, Esther (Graeagle)
Ritz, Bob & Joyce (Clio)
Rodrigo Family, Don & Doris (Novato)
Ross, Alan & Janet (Reno)
Ross, Charlie & Pam (Tempe)
Rossi, Marion E. (Cameron Park)
Rowe, The Family (Sacramento)
Ryan, Jeffrey & Davis, Melanie (Santa Rosa)
Sala, Mike & Mary Anne (Reno)
Scardaci, Rita (Clio)
Schonbeck, Jim & Norma (Graeagle)
Sciborski, John & Marian (Graeagle)
Seelig, Bill & Sue (Campbell)
Seeliger, Tom & Kay (Reno)
Sheehy, Bob & Marcie (Graeagle)
Sheltons, The (Sparks)
Simmons, Craig & Sandy (Clio)
Simons, Charles & Theresa (Belmont)
Skupic Family (Granite Bay)
Slavin, Rich & Sally (Clio)
Smith , Caryl & Annette (St. Helena)
Smith, Becky & Kline, Karen (Graeagle)
Smyers, Jesse (Walnut Creek)
Sparks, Donad & Grace (San Jose)
Sparling, Elaine & Ed & Family (Campbell)
Stockman, Del & Gayle (Graeagle)
Sullivant, Bill & Helen (Graeagle)
Symons, Betty & Dave (Graeagle)
Teldeschi, Norma (Blairsden)
Thomas, Sally (Portola)
Thompson, Hal & Diana (Blairsden)
Ursenbach, Steve & Tammy (Clio)
Van Metre, Byron & Jacklyn (Auburn)
Vercelli, John & Kit (Graeagle)
Von Damm, Milt & Carolyn (Clio)
Wallace, Gaye & William (Reno)
Wedow, Mike & Fran (Chico)
Wightman Family (Portola)
Wilk, Steven & Lorene & Family (Graeagle)
Wilkendorf's, The (El Dorado Hills)
Williams, Jim & Mary Ann (Reno)
Yetso, Fran & Caroline (Nipomo)
As we had to go to press, we were unable to list donations received after June 19, 2004
 
 
 
 

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

Event Chairman - Don Clark
Eastern Plumas C of C - Betty Heck
Graeagle Merchants & Fund Raising - Tim Kurdupski
Parade Chairman - Dave Symons
Program & Parade - John & Marian Sciborski
Parade Announcer - John Williamson
Day In The Park – Dorothy & Lee Ann Kibodeaux
Permits, Fund Raising - Sharon Vanderwall
BBQ in Park - Bob Bond
Blairsden Street Dance - Dick Beaver
Community Appreciation Award - Dink Rife
Program - Walt Parsons
Judges – Lee Whitehurst & Tad & Leslie Ross
C Road - Gina Prince
Gold Mountain – Jan Ziegler
Gold Ridge & Web Site - Mike Clawson
Plumas Eureka Homeowners’ – Clyde Terry
Smith Creek - Carol Flanagan
Valley Ranch - Bob Hansen
Whitehawk Ranch - Cliff Romig
Lion’s Club & Day in the Park – Dave Hulbert
Bank of America, Portola – Kris Miravalle
Elks Club - Dave Story Sr.
Graeagle Land and Water
Cal Trans
California Highway Patrol
Plumas County Road Department
Plumas County Sheriff’s Department
Plumas Sanitation – Lance Wehrman
Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Nell Thomas, Sharon Schwilling & Laurie Rice
Intermountain Disposal – Ricky & Candy Ross
Sierra Sound Works – Sound
Sierra Promotions –. Buttons
KPCO 1370 – Bob Darling
Feather River Park Resort
Value-Wise Variety - Flags
KPCO has provided all the music and interviews prior to the parade.
A great addition to our festivities – THANK YOU!

 

 


 
 
 

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