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Riley’s Jerky celebrates being back in production on Nov. 19 with hundreds of people showing up for its grand re-opening and ribbon cutting. Photo submitted

Communities Rising: Nov. 22 — Riley’s Jerky was the place to be last weekend

     The place to be last weekend was truly Riley’s Jerky on Highway 89 as they celebrated their grand re-opening complete with ribbon cutting and long lines for a free jerky giveaway. It was somehow comforting to see the familiar packaging back again — you know how you don’t realize how much you missed something until you see it after a long time? Yeah, that’s the feeling. Their grand opening was complete with music, food, Quintopia pouring their brews. Hundreds of people showed up for the event.

     This alone makes it feel like Greenville is back. It was great to see cars lined up along the highway, music playing and the grins on people’s faces. What a great way to ease into Thanksgiving week. Here’s the list of things we know about that are coming up in Indian Valley.

     We look forward to reporting for you! As always if you have a tip, an announcement, a story idea, please email us at [email protected] and let us know. We are here for you.

Indian Valley “Turkey Trot” Thanksgiving Day 

     Thanksgiving morning, Thursday Nov. 24, is the annual Turkey Trot. This year’s race begins at The Spot on Pine Street with registration beginning at 8 a.m. and the race beginning at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for individuals or $50 for families. T-shirts are available for $10. There are prizes and dog costume competition.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner at The Spot 

     In keeping with the Way Station Thanksgiving tradition, The Way Baby Bar is supporting a Thanksgiving Giving Dinner at The Spot on Pine Street in Greenville on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It’s Thanksgiving dinner and all the fixingsserved onsite or boxed up to go. The dinner is free.

The Nutcracker Tea 

     High Sierra Ballet Academy is sponsoring “an immersive tea party” with refreshments provided by the Genesee Store and a special guest performance by the ‘Sugar Plum Fairy.” Tickets are $15. Begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26. Call (707) 502-6797. Natalie Landfield, the ballet’s owner, calls it the “perfect mommy daughter date to kick off the Holiday Season.”


Taylorsville Lights Parade

     Have your idea for a float in mind? The Taylorsville Lights Parade wants your float in the 2022 parade that takes place on Saturday, Nov. 26 on Main Street in Taylorsville. Contact Bob Sheridan at (530) 284-7620 for details.

Christmas in the Valley

     Plans are underway for Christmas in the Valley for Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Greenville Elementary School Cafeteria. There will be a Santa’s Workshop including tree lighting, pictures with Santa, ornament and wreath making and cookie decorating. There will be hot food available and treats. There will be a tree decorating contest at The Spot with cash prizes for first ($250), second ($150), and third prize ($75). To enter the contest, contact Regina Moffet at (530) 283-2735, ext. 833.

     Marsha Roby is looking for singers to carol for the event as well. Contact Roby on her facebook page.

     The event is sponsored by Plumas Rural Services, The Spot, and Northern Valley Catholic Social Services.

Heating Relief for Fire Survivors

     Applications for heating assistance are again being accepted at the Dixie Fire Resource Center (DFRC). Eligibility is limited at this time to households that suffered partial or full loss of their home in the Dixie Fire. To qualify for assistance, applicants must show proof of a completed Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) application.

     Households that suffered a full loss of home in the Dixie Fire are eligible for a half cord of firewood, a heater, and one fuel refill. Households that suffered damage, but not total loss, of their home are eligible for a half cord of firewood and one heater. Assistance will be provided based on demonstrated need. Preference will be given to those enrolled in the Disaster Case Management Program who lost their home, to those with disabilities, and to the elderly. There is a limit of one application per household.

     Community members may complete an application at the DFRC or through the link on the Plumas Rural Services (PRS) website at: www.plumasruralservices.org/heating-assistance. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30. The next round of assistance will be available in January 2023.

     The DFRC is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We encourage the community to visit us during these hours to use our computer lab, connect with the Disaster Case Management Program, and access the wide variety of community and fire recovery resources we have available (food, clothing, heating assistance, referrals for employment support, and more).

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