MVID 2015 Celebration - July 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Mohawk Valley Independence Day Celebration

43rd Annual



GET READY FOR THE 2015 MOHAWK VALLEY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION with a “Small Town Theme in 2015.” Plan ahead for this family-friendly event by marking your calendar for the yearly hometown celebration that only Graeagle can offer. From family-friendly dancing, an aerial fireworks display over Graeagle Mill Pond, and the spectacular MVID Parade/Day in the Park events, Graeagle is the place to be on Fourth of July weekend.


Stay tuned for more details!




Walt & Flora ParsonsWalt & Flora Parsons

Walt was born in Omaha Nebraska, but lived most of his life in California. Walt and Flora met at Sacramento High School in the 1940's, and married in 1948 following Walt’s stint in the Navy.


Walt taught school for several years. During the summer, the Parsons took the family camping throughout Northern California. They vacationed at Plumas Eureka State Park in the early 1960's, loved the area and began an annual sojourn. That annual visit became permanent in 1988 when Walt retired and the couple moved into their home in Graeagle.


Walt and Flora became members of the Graeagle Meadows golf clubs. After serving as tournament chairman and vice president, Walt served as president. When the Feather River Niner's was established, Flora served as captain. She also was president of the Mohawk Valley Artist Guild for two years, and Walt served on the board of the Graeagle Home Owners Association.


Walt’s familiarity with Plumas Eureka State Park led him to become a docent. He began by leading groups to the gold discovery site. He helped with inventory at the museum store, put the Ore Car publication together several times, and helped on work days and with general maintenance.


Walt served for  13 years as a member of  the Mohawk Valley Independence Day committee, setting up the 4th of July printed program and helping with its distribution.


The Parsons recently celebrated 67 years of marriage, have three daughters, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.



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Calpine Lady Elks


The Calpine Lady Elks’ main objective is to help children in the local community. They donate to EPCAN (our local food bank), Eastern Plumas Angel Program, and safe Halloween, to name a few. They also support the California/Hawaii Elks Major Project which raises over 3 million dollars annually to staff physical and vocational therapists who work with children-in-need throughout California and Hawaii.


The Lady Elks assist the Elks Lodge during most of their weekly programs. Whether it be decoration, assisting in the kitchen, bringing pot-luck dishes from home for special events, or other needed assistance.


Their main fundraisers are: cotton candy sales during the 4th of July, a mystery dinner in July, a craft faire in October and 50/50 ticket sales at our monthly family-night dinners. Please come out and support us during these events. For you ladies with time on your hands and who wish to support the community, please come join us.


We are always looking for new members.


President: Jeri Hagen



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MVID 2013 ButtonHave you purchased this year's theme button?  The buttons are available at many Graeagle and Blairsden shops and on Friday during the hustle in the street for donations.  Buying a button helps the MVID Committee pay for the fireworks!


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To DAN & TREY WEST and GRAEAGLE LAND AND WATER for their support, and for providing personnel for the setup & cleanup of numerous activities. This event would not be possible without their offering the use of the Mill Pond area for the aerial fireworks display, and the Green for the park festivities.


To LANCE WEHRMAN of  PLUMAS SANITATION - for the supply and service of our sanitation services.


To RICKY & CANDY ROSS of INTERMOUNTAIN DISPOSAL for their yearly contribution to the overall success of our activities.


To FEATHER RIVER PARK RESORT, PORTOLA HIGH SCHOOL, PAT & TERRY GREW, and WANDA WIDERIKSEN  for golf carts critical to event coordination.


To MOVIN' WEST RV PARK - Sponsor of Britton Memorial Bicycle Brigade




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