Plumas Earth Day proves popular with the youth

“Plumas Earth Day was a huge success,” said organizer Darla DeRuiter, “and a great way to reach out to a lot of kids and get them involved in Plumas Earth Day.”

Indeed, the event did reach many, with heavy foot-traffic along the sidewalk before the event and maximum capacity inside the Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, April 20, for the showing of “Love Thy Nature.”

The evening included presentations of the annual Community Sustainability awards coupled with the announcement and viewing of the winners of the Ansel Adams photography contest.

The event brought in over $1,000 from drawing ticket sales and the auction of a select few of the 2017 winners of the photography contest.

Six-year-old Nate Potts assisted with the drawing. With a clear voice and an enchanting stage presence, Potts held the audience’s attention, even with all the excitement building in the theater as winners were announced.

“Nate was a great help,” said DeRuiter, “pulling tickets and reading off numbers.”

Community Sustainability Award winners

Students: Plumas Charter School Garden Club

Organization: 20,000 Lives

Business: Quincy Collective

Individual: Darla DeRuiter

Honorable Mention: Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

Judges choices for Ansel Adams Photography Contest

Landscape: Denis Hays

Black and White: Eddy Mutch

Humanity in Nature: Darrel Jury

Close up: Dina Antonucci

Flora & Fauna: Ryan Thoni