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Busy month ahead

Wow! It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the 4th of July already.

We have a lot of great events and activities coming up — if you’re nostalgic for small town family fun, you’ll want to watch for the Chester Progressive’s 4th of July calendar of events happening around Plumas County and of course keep checking the Chamber’s online calendar.

Our annual membership meeting was held during the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce Wine & Dine on June 1. The dinner was a huge hit, with tickets selling out and the community honoring Joe Rogers, our 2019 Person of the Year and upcoming Grand Marshall of the 4th of July Parade. Sharon Henry, owner of Lassen Gift, was honored as our Business Person of the Year. Our President, Susan Bryner, gave a wonderful keynote address, sharing the Chamber’s “vision for its role in building and maintaining an economically stable business environment and a community with the attractions and vitality that are needed to attract those who live, work, and invest in, and visit our beautiful area.” If you are interested in seeing the presentation, please visit:  tinyurl.com/laac-keynote. The Chamber Board is also pleased to announce that Kacie Holland and Chelsea Harrison were both elected by the members to serve on our Board.

There’s still time to register for the 4th of July Parade and the Chester Classic 4th of July Run — but hurry, because Run registration closes on Friday, June 28. Our theme for this year’s Parade is “Come Together with the Mountains.”

Did you know? The annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular costs the Chamber $19,000 each year to put on. Business and community donations are what make it all possible — please consider visiting  lakealmanorarea.com and donating today.

Here is a partial list of upcoming events and community activities you won’t want to miss:

• June 27 — Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests & the Future

• June 28 — Lake Almanor Elks Fish Fry

• June 29 & 30 — Guided Hike around Manzanita Lake

• June 30 — Lake Almanor Country Club Concert Series – Side FX

• July 4 — Chester Classic 4th of July Run & Walk

• July 4 — Chester 4th of July Parade

• July 4 — Chester 4th of July Art & Craft Fair

• July 4 — Lake Almanor Elks Pancake Breakfast

• July 4 — Lake Almanor 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

• July 4 — Silver Buckle Rodeo & Parade

• July 5 — First Friday Art Reception at the Blue Goose Gallery

• July 5 & 6 — Paul Bunyan Festival

• July 7 to 8 — 2-Day Watercolor Workshop at the Blue Goose Gallery

• July 11 — Simple Wire Wrapped Drop Earrings Workshop at the Blue Goose Gallery

• July 11 — History Night – Gold Rush in Northern Plumas County

• July 12 — 2nd Friday at Stover Landing

• July 12 — Lake Almanor Area Monthly Photowalk

• July 13 — Watercolor Techniques at the Blue Goose Gallery

• July 14 — Lake Almanor Country Club Concert Series – Chance McKinney

• July 18 — History Night – Building Stage Coaches, Wheels & All

• July 21 — Lake Almanor Country Club Concert Series – Tom Rigney & Flambeau

• July 22 through July 27 — St. Andrews Academy Choir Camp

• July 25 — History Night – The settlement of Big Meadows

• July 26 & 27 — Taylorsville Junior Rodeo

• July 26 & 27 — Lassen Park Field Seminar – Nature Photography

• July 27 — Lake Almanor Poker Paddle

• July 27 — Almanor Fishing Association BBQ

• July 27 & 28 — The Bidwell House Fine Art & Craft

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