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The Batson House, which stood across the street from Greenville Elementary School for decades was lost to the Dixie Fire but restored in watercolor by Sally Posner. You can see her exhibit of Greenville landmarks this month through December at Patti’s Thunder Café in Quincy. Photo submitted

Greenville Rising: November 9

     We are approaching crunch time as the weather gets colder and colder. This week’s column will do its best to get in as much information as possible.

     Next week’s will reflect Thanksgiving events. Please send us any and all Thanksgiving related material no later than this Friday. We are scrounging through social media to find flyers and announcements here and there regarding holiday giveaways and food drives, but the way to ensure it gets in the column is to send your information to [email protected]. Thank you.

Veteran’s Day

     Come celebrate Indian Valley veterans at the annual Veterans Day parade on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. “Please everyone from all over the county come and support the Veterans of Indian Valley that have had the only parade in Plumas County for years. All new flags and gear please come out for the parade and to support the Veterans presence after the Dixie Fire,” said John Banks of the American Legion Post 568. Supervisor Kevin Goss will announce and the parade will include veterans groups from around the region, their families, and supporters.

     Immediately following the parade, Mary Shero of Mary’s German Grill will be serving a free lunch. She asks that those interested in lunch RSVP through social media to give her a better head count. (Rebuilding Greenville page or the Mary’s German Grill page).

New Business Venture

     Indian Head Properties has moved a little farther back from Crescent Hwy (adjacent to where Mohawk Trading Post and gas station once were). They’ve created something they are calling “The Spot” which features their trailer plus (cross fingers) food trucks including one for Region Burger (the Hazeltons business that had been slated to open in Anna’s Café building in early August). Cassie Barr hopes they are all ready to go on December 1.

Good Things

     Love. Hope. Prayers. That’s what is stated on the Kelly green T-shirts that arrived last week at Crescent Country from the St. Giles Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina. It’s a gift from their Greenville to ours. They sent 800 T-shirts in all sizes to us. Lisa Forcino and volunteers will be giving them away at the Veterans Day parade in downtown Greenville on Thursday. They’ll also be available Wednesday through Saturday when Crescent Country is open. Come get yours.


     If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Sally Posner’s watercolors of Greenville and nearby locations lost to the Dixie Fire, you’re missing out. An exhibit of 18 paintings by Posner, of homes and business lost in the Dixie Fire is on display at Patti’s Thunder Cafe in Quincy. The paintings will be there November through December. Cafe hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, but closed on Wednesdays.


     The Healing Through Writing Workshop was held November 6 at Feather River College and attendees spoke to getting a good deal out of it. If there is more interest another one will be scheduled. Also, Pachuca Productions, which put on this one with support from Plumas Arts and FRC is open to finding a fine artist to work with Dixie Fire survivors in a painting/drawing workshop.

Indian Valley Community Services District Meeting, Nov. 10

     Arguably one of the most important IVCSD meetings in a while will take place on November 10 at 6 p.m. at the Taylorsville Fire Station at 4322 Main Street in Taylorsville this Wednesday. The IVCSD has a new general manager, Ted Cassidy who will be present at the meeting, and there is a new board member to swear in, Roger Cherry. There is still currently one open vacancy and there is another vacancy due in December as board director Lee Ann Schramel finishes her term after this meeting.

     Chief Plant Operator Don Silva will be giving his monthly report regarding water and sewer connections for both burned parcels and new construction.

     With the IVCSD in dire straits, there is a proposal directors will discuss on how to keep the district solvent—including a possible $90 a month fee for customers in the district to pay in order to keep the district solvent. There is also a proposal being floated regarding a reconnection fee. Activist residents are being encouraged by other residents to either voice opposition to these plans or to voice support for them. There are 470 IVCSD water and sewer customers whose properties were lost in the Dixie Fire.

     If you have an item, please get it to us as soon as possible for inclusion in next week’s column—especially if it pertains to upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas celebrations or deadlines for services or applications.

     Have a good week, Indian Valley. Persevere.

St. Giles Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC organizes a T-shirt gift of 800 shirts for Greenville, CA to let them know they are thinking and praying for Greenville’s recovery. Photo submitted

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