Don and Sabra Seaborg in front of their Vietnam era military ambulance.  A treat for the attendees and volunteers at the Giant Rummage Sale at White Sulphur Springs Ranch. Photo by Judy Porep-Lullo

Rummage sale a success; White Sulphur Springs looks toward Graeagle craft fair

This is Ara, just one of the many kids who found what they wanted at the rummage sale. Photo by Judy Porep-Lullo

By John Lullo

Special to Plumas News

 

The rummage sale at White Sulphur Springs Ranch (WSSR) attracted a diverse crowd of bargain seekers Aug. 14.  It also attracted a Vietnam era military ambulance!  Over 20 people signed up for personal house tours.  There were cars parked outside the gate, patiently waiting for the official opening at 9 a.m.  In spite of the heat and smoke attendees showed up and hauled off some great deals.

The annual Art & Craft Marketplace is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21 and 22, at the park in Graeagle. Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) volunteers will be manning a booth at the Show. Tim Buckhout, webmaster and proprietor of the famous “Porta-Saloon” will be at the show selling liquid refreshments.  Tim received cooperation from Mountain Hardware and Sports in Blairsden to offer a raffle prize.  Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to assist victims of the Dixie Fire.

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The volunteers of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) have been working hard to raise funds in the pandemic world of the last 2 years.  Summerfest, the usual main event was canceled last year and again this year.  In order to continue the work of restoring the old ranch the MVSC  had to get creative and find new ways to raise funds.  To that end, the next fundraiser is Family Day, to be held outdoors on Sunday Sept. 5. It features kids games, a hiking trail and live entertainment.

White Sulphur Springs Ranch is located at 2200 Highway 89 in Clio.  New members are always welcomed to join the effort to preserve a tradition in Plumas County. For membership information, history of the property and all kinds of news about upcoming events and sponsors, check the website at www.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com.

The Porta-Saloon will be at the Art & Craft Marketplace on Aug. 21 and 22.  Raffle proceeds will go to fire victims. Photo by Judy Porep-Lullo