Members of the Quincy chapter of Soroptimist International are the “senoritas with the margaritas” June 1 at the County Picnic. Photos by Roni Java

Another look at the Plumas County Picnic

The County Picnic on June 1 was just the beginning of what has turned out to be a good two-week stretch of summer weather with nothing but sunshine on the horizon.

Outdoor events around the county are the highlight of the spring and summer seasons providing an excuse to leave our desks and step out into the light.

Not much looked more refreshing than the offerings from the members of Soroptimist International of Quincy at their picnic stand. The ladies were the “senoritas with the margaritas” at the annual county gathering held at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Funds gathered from the refreshing beverage and snacks project go to support many local community events, awards and scholarships for women.

Quincy rancher Tim West won a car show trophy with the entry of his 1-ton 1950 GMC 3100 pickup with a 228-engine and four-speed transmission. The truck he had on display at the picnic car show was ordered new at the Quincy GMC dealership with a factory dump bed and continues to be a daily worker at the West Ranch.

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Showing some smokin’ hot autos at the County Picnic were three Quincy guys. “Dustin Neal kept up the shine on the eye-catching orange 1949 Chevy 2-door sedan owned by his parents, Greg and Laurie Neal,” said Picnic attendee Roni Java. “Greg found the car in his brother’s tow yard 20 years ago and restored it piece by piece. Laurie did the upholstery.”

Chance Construction entered the show with a restored 1955 Ford F-100 pickup owned by Quincy’s Kenny Chance. It was the first vehicle Chance ever bought; he was 14 and got it from the 4-H club. Chance brought it back to stock before deciding to chop and hotrod it in 2012.

This year the picnic featured – live band Déjà vu, and a smaller crowd perhaps as a result of competing car events in Reno. It may always be remembered for the ideal weather conditions that prevailed throughout the day.