What's Happening in Stonyford: Summer goes straight to winter
By Linda Trombley
For Tri-County Newspapers
OMG! We went from summer to winter in only a week!
There's lots of snow on our mountain. Lett's Lake has 2-4 inches of snow already, with dusting down to about 3,500 feet.
Campfire restrictions have been lifted. There are no changes at this time to the Mill Fire restrictions.
We're making a fire in the wood stove to take off the chill. We've had some crazy weather this year. But we really welcome the cooler temperatures. It's very nice for a change.
The Cake Walk is today at 6 p.m. Come out and join us, and have a chance to win a cake. Costumes are welcome, but not required. In addition to the cakes and goodies, there will be a snack bar with hot dogs, with or without chili, and chips, and punch. This is always a fun event, for adults as well as kids.
Turkey Shoot is next Saturday. Shotguns start at 9 a.m. Rifle and pistol start at 11 a.m. There will also be a poker dice game for those who don't shoot. The prizes for the games are, as usual, a turkey or a ham. The snack bar will be serving Babs' World Famous Tri-tip sandwich, chili, and hot dogs. There will be a raffle of several prizes, including a nice pair of binoculars.
The proceeds from this event will benefit the Indian Valley Bear Valley Fire Department. This is their major fundraiser for the year. Please come out and support your local fire department.
Tuesday night dinner at the Grange will be spaghetti with chicken in a white sauce. We haven't decided yet on the sides, veggie or salad, bread or biscuits. Of course there will be a great dessert or two or four. Last week we had a choice of three flavors or cake and cinnamon rolls. We're getting to be just like "downtown." And someone said that the cinnamon rolls were "to die for." Debbie came back for seconds and bought some to take home.
Everyone got a letter from the US Postal Service concerning the choices we're facing for our local Post Office. A customer survey form is included with the letter. It seems our choices are going to be four hours per day, retail services bought from the rural mail carrier, a retail operation within another business, or closing altogether and using a nearby post office.
Nearby, in this case, would be 20 miles to Elk Creek, which is also in jeopardy, or 30 miles to Maxwell.
None of these choices are desirable, but I guess they have to be faced. Be sure to return your survey by Nov. 15. I'm sure our local input will be important. There will then be a meeting at the Town Hall on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. to share the results of the survey and discuss the decisions to be made.
Christmas tree permits will be available at the Forest Service offices starting Thursday. They are still only $10. I'm finding it hard to start thinking of Christmas already. We're still on the way to Thanksgiving.
Go Giants!! in the World Series this week. Good for them!!