Known as “The Last Best Little County Fair” in California, the Plumas County Fair Parade has been a Main Street highlight since 1945, California. Over the years, funding for fairs and parades has been drastically reduced throughout California so Plumas and Sierra Counties decided to combine efforts and thus was created the Plumas-Sierra County Fair. Our cooperative fair parade has sported some amazing talent, art, fanfare and floats. You never know what you’ll see marching down Main Street — anything goes. You could see crazy clowns, prancing ponies and dancing divas as well as classic favorites such as the fantastic display of support services and first responders, giant logging trucks and the coolest chain of tow trucks you have ever seen.
Coordinating a big event takes a lot of help from many people and agencies, and the Chamber is eternally grateful for all those who participate, those who spectate and those who support this Herculean effort. A heartfelt thank you goes out to Caltrans, Plumas County Department of Public Works, the California Highway Patrol and the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office for all the assistance, and to Chamber volunteers who make this one of the premier events of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce.
If you want a premier view of the parade, there are a few VIP seats available. For just $60, you can enjoy a shaded seat on the porch of the former B of A building, continental breakfast, exclusive parking and a week pass to the Fair. VIP proceeds will be used to support the Chamber in providing services to members. For information, please call 394-0541, or email [email protected].
As a small but mighty Chamber of Commerce, we value your input and the chance to exchange information. Come visit us at our information booth at the Fair in Serpilio Hall. We will have information about joining as an individual, business or organization as well as information to share about the many benefits of Chamber membership.
Schools are almost in session. Classes begin at Feather River College on Monday, Aug. 19. The College is welcoming in a large and diverse group of students, many returning for the year in one of 24 academic disciplines.
Want to be a part of an academic adventure? The Feather River College Foundation’s Community Host Program gives students a chance to connect with the local community members to help transition students into their new life in Quincy. Community Hosts are the lifeline of the program. Their time and support helps students, many of whom come over seas and across states, to feel at home in our home. Community Host students are matched with members of the community who share similar interests. The program can be whatever host and student make it. Whether it’s occasional dinners, to help remind students what a home cooked meal tastes like, a day at the lake, or just have a familiar face at sporting events. In all, the Community Host Program offers a myriad of fulfilling ways to help a student attending college.
Want to learn more? The FRC Foundation is hosting a meet and greet at Moon’s Restaurant to introduce new faculty, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the College and share information with the community about the College and Foundation. For information contact Karen Pierson at FRC 283-0202, ext. 256 or [email protected].
Planning is underway for fall events, believe it or not. Upcoming events include the Joint Plumas Chamber Mixer (open to members only) at Greenhorn Ranch, Safe Trick or Treat, and Sparkle. To find out more about activities and events in Quincy and surrounding areas, check out the Chamber Calendar quincychamber.com/community-calendar. You cannot only search events, but you can add your own.
For more information, please call 394-0541 or email us at [email protected].