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With a LOT of Help From Our Friends

posted May 3, 2018, 11:07 AM by Kristin Snell   [ updated May 3, 2018, 11:26 AM ]

by Diana Pasquini, San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center

EARTH DAY 2018 now resides in the realm of memory, gone but certainly not forgotten. Originally conceived as a fundraiser for children’s activities, the EARTH DAY CELEBRATION at Oak Tree has assumed a greater purpose. Still a successful fundraiser, gleaning over $2000 for this year’s summer camps, EARTH DAY also provides an opportunity for friends and neighbors to gather and enjoy each other’s company on the green and sunny Oak Tree Campus. Families painted birdhouses, courtesy of the San Juan Ridge Community Center. The North San Juan Fire Department provided free life vests for young swimmers. Kids of all ages were able to get up close and personal with our very special avian visitors, a turkey vulture, red tailed hawk, and pygmy owl. Local artisans sold their wares as celebrants munched on delicious organic treats, decorated a Peace Pole and swayed to the pulsating beat of American Indian drumming and song. Musicians, singers, and “international celebrity models” filled Oak Tree’s Lodge with music, laughter, and applause. The San Juan Ridge Family Resource Center is so grateful to everyone who contributed to making this the BEST EARTH DAY CELEBRATION EVER! Many thanks to one and all!

Supporting Businesses:

B&C Hardware, Bookseller, Briar Patch, Double Oak Winery, Earth & Road Works, Four Winds Studio, Marin Headlands Hostel, North Columbia Schoolhouse, Ridge Rock Quarry, Sassy, Scraps Dog Bakery, Sierra Cinemas Sierra Hot Springs, Sweetland Garden Mercantile, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Company, Weiss Brothers Nursery, Wild Birds Unlimited, & The Wooden Spoon

Singers, Musicians & International Celebrity Models:       

Tal Benrud
, Rob Fenton, Fiddle Ridge Contra Band, Nory Fussell, Sienna & Sophia Goodman, Huimeahoomaka, Bailey & Sakara Heinz, Neena McNair Family Singers, Rosemary Parker, Jhon Renoir, Marc Ryan, Ruckrich Family Band, George Schroder & Friends, Bodie Wagner & Ava Woodward

Volunteers & Bakers:

Cathy Adair, Sunshine Bender, Peter Elias, John Foster, Erin Frady, Linda Gethings, Calliope Goodman, Nicole Hayes, Bailey & Sakara Heinz, Sol Henson, David & Sofia Jensen, Julie Jordan, April Journagan, Janie Kesselman, Henry, Jesse & Levi Krautkramer, Marya Lehman, Grace Mack, Jackie McCort, Corrine Munger, Linda Richey, Lisa Rowe & Esther Starr

Booths & Vendors:

Blum & Brew Broths, Four Winds Studio, Grizzly Hill School Kitchen, Harvesting Vitality, Nevada County Climate Coalition, North San Juan       Community Center, North San Juan Fire Department, Peace & Justice Center of Nevada County, Rainbow Joyas, Pam Sapora, San Juan Ridge Community Library, Shady Creek Outdoor School, & You Bet Farm