The Shingletown Medical Center along with Owen’s Pharmacy put on a Birthday Party and Hoedown that the entire community was able to enjoy. Along with sponsorships from Owen’s, Redding Subaru and Shasta Regional this was a party that will not soon be forgotten. The team from Owen’s served up over 750 tri tip dinners that everyone raved about and Q97’s “Billy and Patrick” were there broadcasting live. Members from the Shingletown Counsel were also involved with helping cook hot dogs for the kids. Images of the event can be viewed on our Shingletown Medical Center Facebook page under photos and videos.
The entire event was free to the public and there were activities for all ages. The SMC staff handed out cowboy hats, sheriff badges and oversized mustaches, so the little ones looked the part when trying to rope the cows head, along with other fun kid’s games. Jennifer’s Face Painting booth was a huge success painting horses and stars on children and adults.
Palomino Armstrong with “Chilly Pepper Miracle Mustang Equine Rescue” brought her newest rescue foul, “Cowboy”, for everyone to pet and whinny with. Luke Lucas with his “Paint Free… Be Free” set-up allowed kids and adults to paint freely on the 16ft. display boards. Photographer, Jeannine Hendrickson, who was the photographer for “Dancing with the Stars” in Redding was on hand taking western themed photos of families and friends.
The fun really kicked up when “Wild Bill Hickok” rode in on his Arabian and trotted through the crowd. “Wild Bill” otherwise known as Dr. Lydon, the Shingletown local veterinarian, rode in the Western State Endurance Race known as Tevis, which is a 100 mile ride from Truckee to Auburn. Dr. Lydon rode it in 19 hours and came in 28th out of 200 starters.
Shingletown’s soon to be famous “Stage 44 Players” put on a hilarious cowboy skit “Me and Bubby McGee” that had the entire crowd laughing and clapping. Then the dancing started; Luane Miller had children and adults square dancing and Shirley Bates instructed a big crowd, which included Sheriff Tom Bosenko, in two line dancing songs that had the crowd in stitches.
The evening wound down with the staff and children singing “Happy Birthday to Us” and blew out the candles on their cake. Cupcakes from Cottonwoods Sandy’s Specialties were handed out to the crowd for everyone to enjoy in the celebration. The night ended with the Shingletown Community Center showing the Disney movie “Frozen” on the lawn.
Thank you to Assemblyman Brian Dahle and his representative Bruce Ross for presenting SMC’s CEO, Tami Fraser with a California Legislature Assembly Certificate of Recognition. The certificate congratulated the Shingletown Medical Center on reaching their milestone anniversary and thanking SMC for three decades of meeting the vital medical needs of the Shingletown residents.
The entire SMC staff and board members would like to put out a HUGE thank you to ALL the volunteers that helped at the event. A special thank you to the Shingletown Citizen’s Patrol for guiding the parking and to Lois Silverbush and Carmen Worden that worked day and night putting the raffle items together. Just a great job from all that were involved in making this a fun celebration for the entire Shingletown community. Thank you!