MVID 2014 Celebration - July 4th, 5th and 6th

Mohawk Valley Independence Day Celebration

42nd Annual



GET READY FOR THE 2014 MOHAWK VALLEY INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION honoring freedom with the theme “Honoring Our Veterans.” 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.




Pat and Larry FitesPAT & LARRY FITES

Pat Fites and her late husband, Larry, moved to Plumas County in the early sixties. Larry was an engineer for Plumas County and then owned his own engineering business in Graeagle. During all their years in Plumas County, both Pat and Larry have been involved in numerous community activities.


Larry served on the Johnsville Water District, the Johnsville Historical Society, Plumas Eureka State Park, Graeagle Fire Department, Plumas Ski Club, White Sulphur Springs, & the Eastern Plumas Hospital Board.

Pat served on the Feather River Land Trust Board for many years. She is still an active docent with Plumas Eureka State Park, volunteers for White Sulphur Springs, and works weekly at the Nifty Thrifty in Portola for the Eastern Plumas Hospital Auxiliary.


Together Pat and Larry raised six children: 5 girls and 1 boy. They have always cherished the lifestyle that Plumas County affords. Pat is very honored to have the two of them be selected as Grand Marshall for this MVID Event.



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EPRFD is a partnership of twenty-plus dedicated men and women who unselfishly volunteer their time to the well being of not only their own community but the surrounding areas. That means sacrificing their family time to aid anyone in need 24/7, 365 days a year.


EPRFD’s response area is approximately 125 square miles that stretches from C-Road east to Rocky Point Road, and from Iron Horse Ranch north to Lake Davis.


EPRFD volunteers attend regular weekly trainings in fire and medical response as well as many outside trainings and seminars as possible. All firefighters, first responders and EMT’s have attended the Quincy Fire Academy, where they have received invaluable training alongside many other fire departments. Their support service team works hard to organize the delivery of food and supplies to the crew during a long incident.


EPRFD is always thinking of ways to get involved with the community. They manage four stations: one in Delleker, one on C-Road, one in Iron Horse and one at Lake Davis. They are set up for immediate mutual aid with the City of Portola, and in turn receive mutual aid from the City.

If anyone is interested in joining either the fire department or supporting service team, please call Chief Bob Frank.


There is no greater sacrifice than to be ready to help others in need—whether it is a fire or medical call. Most people are not aware that 80 percent of all firefighters in the United States are volunteer firefighters and EMS responders. It isn’t a calling for everyone.


EPRFD is proud to help serve and protect its community. So, when you see firefighters and EMS personnel, please give them a smile, shake their hand and say “thank you.”


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Our sincere thanks to all who help sponsor this event with 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 thank all those who participated in MVID fund-raising events.
We were unable to list donations received after June 27, 2014.


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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 Saturday during the hustle in the street for donations.  Buying a button helps the MVID Committee pay for the fireworks!


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Don Clark

Don is the CHAIRMAN of the Mohawk Valley Independence Day Committee (MVID)  and is serving as its leader for the 22nd consecutive year. Many of those in attendance recognize the changes that have been implemented during this period making this important celebration what it is today.


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


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


To FEATHER RIVER PARK RESORT for golf carts critical to EVENT coordination.



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Our 2014 Parade Entry Forms are now available! Click here for a PDF version of the 2014 entry form.

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Click here if you are a business sponsor. Click here if you are an individual sponsor. You can also click the donate button and donate with a credit card. Be sure to tell us your name so we can include you in our program and on the website.

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