The Shingletown Medical Center–along with sponsorships from Shasta Regional Medical Center, KRCR & KCVU, Tim Riley & Associates and North Valley Bank–put together a community event that was a great fun-filled day for everyone in attendance. The free event took place on Saturday, September 13th at the beautiful Lake McCumber camp. The weather was cool with a pleasant breeze, and the fresh mountain air just added to the
experience.

The event led off with an exhibition from the Lower Lassen K-9 Dogs demonstrating their training routine. Picnic games followed for the kids on the beautiful lawn area at Camp McCumber. The children all lined up for the Hula-Hoop contest, 3 legged race, carry the egg race and the always fun–and very wet–water balloon toss.

Then the fun kicked up with the Stage 44 Players putting on their “MASH” skit titled “Banana’s, Crackers and Nuts.” This skit brought laughter throughout the entire skit, provided by outstanding acting and comedy lines from the entire cast of characters. After the first showing, Les Baugh and Tom Bosenko, along with others, gave a very touching and emotional tribute to Vera DeWitt. Vera was given a plaque and a beautiful plant thanking her for her dedicated support to Shingletown.

The Reach Helicopter then landed on the grass and everyone was invited to talk with the staff and the kids got to climb in and pretend to fly the chopper. CalFire trucks were also present and Smokey Bear and Sparky walked around the camp and took pictures with the crowd.

The entire event was announced by the always funny and very interactive Wade Riggs & wife, Bobette, from Riggs Media Consulting. Wade didn’t miss a beat and kept the entire crowd involved and laughing the entire time. There was also great food offered from Senor Rosa’s, Mesquite BBQ & Catering, and yummy Grampa’s Kettle Korn.

The event had many interesting vendors including; Korndog Klowning doing face painting and glitter tattoos and Palomino, with Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang, bringing in a baby foal that had been rescued just the week prior. One of the eye & ear catching vendors was Jeff Dawson from Rogue Chainsaw. Jeff did custom chainsaw carvings right there at the fair and people could pick their design and watch Jeff carve it right there and then. Jeff was also very kind to donate a 5 ft. chainsaw-carved wooden bear for the raffle.

A huge thank you goes to all the volunteers that helped at the event, including the Shingletown Citizen’s Patrolguiding the parking and the kind friends that drove tractors and trailers for the always fun “Hay Ride” parking detail. The Kohl’s “Associates in Action” program also sent 5 volunteers to help support SMC’s efforts.

The event was a huge success in the Shingletown Medical Center’s effort to supply a true community event and assist in the fundraising efforts for the center.