Jim and Diane Brun are in the living room of the historic Ranch House at White Sulphur Springs Ranch with the couch they donated. Just one of many pieces that are now part of the interior décor. Photo submitted

Major improvements at White Sulphur Springs Ranch

Drivers on Highway 89 at the entrance to the Mohawk Valley saw some of the major repairs in process on the exterior of the historic Ranch House at White Sulphur Springs.

What they couldn’t see was the newly donated furniture items being set up in the interior rooms.

Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council volunteers are in the process of repairing the main entrance to the old house. Extensive work was required to replace rotted beams and shore up the support structure to make the front entrance attractive and safe for visitors.

Inside, volunteers have been busy moving and placing the many gifts of furniture donated by supporters of the Ranch.

Plumas County residents Diane and Jim Brun have generously provided period furniture for both the main floor and second story rooms. The house will be ready for tours in conjunction with Summerfest at White Sulphur Springs Ranch, now set for June 28.

Summerfest is the annual outdoor fundraiser that offers food, auctions and entertainment. This year the entertainers will be using a new stage instead of the usual flatbed trailer. It is the 12th consecutive year for the event that has become a tradition in Plumas County.

Another community service event is Living History School Days at White Sulphur Springs Ranch, now scheduled for September of this year. This is the event where third-graders get to learn about the activities of the early settlers of Plumas County.

Grants from the Walton’s Grizzly Lodge Stein Foundation and the Safeway Corporation were recently received in support of this popular children’s event.

There still is much to be accomplished at the Ranch before the pool and other facilities can be used by the community. New volunteers are always welcome — for help in the rehabilitation and for the production of Summerfest in June. Contact volunteer coordinator Judy Porep-Lullo at 836-0254 if you would like to be a part of this effort.

More information is available by visiting www.whitesulphurspringsranch.com