Fireman's Carnival Was Fun
Moms and Dads who had driven these cars at the McArthur
years ago are now taking their
children to the Carnival and to ride the same rides.
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Grants Available to Help Low
Income Kids Go to Camp
ANDERSON – The Lassen Park Foundation
(LPF) has announced it will accept applications for 25
grants of $1,000 to school and youth groups. Deadline to
apply is May 1.
LPF Chairman John Koeberer said, “the
program is funded by individual and corporate contributions,
and it’s grown each year.” In 2013, the LPF awarded 27
grants, totaling $21,632. To qualify for a grant, Group
leaders must establish that their kids need financial
assistance. They must also organize the camping trip,
provide adult supervision and insurance. “That’s all we
ask,” said Koeberer.
Last year, groups awarded the grants
included youth from eight to 18 years old from Shasta,
Tehama, Butte, Lassen, Plumas and Sacramento Counties as
well as from the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
The grants pay for camping supplies,
transportation and food for nearly 500 kids and their
chaperones. Koeberer said Lassen Volcanic National Park
provides close to 100 days of camping and activities for
these groups, each year. The kids learn how to camp,
participate in guided hikes, work on service projects and
learn about such concepts as volcanology, glaciation,
astrobiology, fire ecology and climate.
Information about applying for an LPF
Youth Camping Grant can be obtained by calling 530-
378-2600, emailing kristen@ lassenparkfoundation. org or
visiting www. lassenparkfoundation. org.
FRE Kids Getting Free Shoes
Gavin gets his foot sized for shoes.
FALL RIVER MILLS - A group of Good
Samaritans are distributing free shoes donated by a shoe
manufacturer who wants them to go to children living in
rural America. Representatives were at Fall River Elementary
on Thursday, February 20th to get student’s shoe sizes.
The shoes will be distributed to our
students approximately three weeks from now.
Applications are Available
The Fall River-Big Valley Cattlemen’s
Association would like to invite college bound graduates
from the Fall River and Big Valley school districts to apply
for their annual scholarship. Interested candidates must
have a declared interest in studying agriculture or a
subject related to agriculture economics, agribusiness,
forestry or natural resources. Applicants must plan to
attend college in the fall of the current year, and the
award will be granted after the completion of the first
semester. The scholarship is available to students who will
be freshmen through seniors this fall. Past recipients are
welcome to apply if they continue to meet the
qualifications. Scholarship candidates must have a GPA of
2.5 or better, proven leadership, citizenship and community
service abilities, as well as, financial need. Interested
applicants should write a letter to the Scholarship
Committee. The letter should include information about the
applicant’s interest in the scholarship, educational goals,
and their qualifications. Applicants need to include a set
of their most recent college or high school transcripts. All
applications will be acknowledged. Please mail to: FR-BV
Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Committee, PO Box 66,
McArthur, CA. Applications must be postmarked no later than
May 1, 2014 to be considered. Applications are available at
Fall River, Big Valley and Burney High Schools and the
Intermountain Fairgrounds. For additional information
contact Stacy Schneider at
FRE Lauds Readers
Fall River Elementary School students
were in a heated contest to see who could read the most over
the past several months. Last Friday the readers and staff
celebrated with a Cat In The Hat Assembly with children who
had read over a million words received certificates and of
course everyone dressed up for the occasion.
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