Lions Club's tasty fundraiser
The 43rd annual Lions Club Deer Hunter Family Barbecue will be 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Walker Community Center. In addition to their traditional deep-pit meat, they will be serving barbecued ribs. The meal comes with all the trimmings and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. As with all the Lions' activities, this dinner is to raise funds for scholarships for local students and the other programs they support. It is a great evening, with the chance to visit with people you don't see regularly, as well as meeting new people.
They will also have a lot of great raffle items, including a 47-inch high-definition TV and a hunting rifle with scope. Please try to attend and help them with this fundraiser, as well as enjoying their great food.
If you can't attend, you can still get raffle tickets from a Lions Club member. For more information, call Dave Murray at (530) 495-2822 or Clint Hershey at (530) 495-2935, Don Penfield (530) 495-2694.
Walker River Color Guard
The group held their first annual awards banquet Sept. 18, which the Bridgeport Inn catered with a delicious lasagna and spaghetti dinner. The color guard members received trophies and dog tags to recognize their hard work and achievements during the first year of the group's existence. There are so many committed kids, as well as their families, but there just isn't space to list all their names.
If you want to learn how to march, twirl a flag or rifle, or play a drum, consider joining the color guard. It is open to all kids from 6 to 18, and you don't need to live in Walker to join. This year they will have two squads, with a younger group as well as the older kids. Practice will start Jan. 5 at the Marine housing gym in Coleville and take place every Saturday after that. For more information, call Karla Smith at (530) 208-6125 or sign up at the Walker Country Store.
Fire department update
Three of our volunteer firefighters have been attending training to become emergency medical technicians. By next month, we will have a total of five medically accredited personnel, which will be a big help for our residents if there is an emergency medical call when the paramedics are out of our area. There is a lot of dedication being shown by this volunteer department.
Don't forget to get the information forms needed by the Coroner in case of someone's death. They are available at www.monosheriff.org/coroner, as well as at the Walker Senior Center or Walker Thrift Store. Fill the form out and keep it in an easily spotted location in your home with a letter from your doctor agreeing to consult with the coroner on the cause of death. The coroner's office suggests placing these in a plastic bag and taping to your refrigerator.
This and that
The Walker Fall Festival will be Oct. 13 and 14, beginning at 8 a.m. both days. In addition to the crafts and other booths, there will be a bounce house, raffles, barbecue and much more. One of everyone's favorite events is the duck race, which is noon Sunday.
As of today, there are only five days left in the Topaz Lake fishing season. If the weather is cooperative, go out and try to land yourself a nice fish.
-- Lynne Katusich can be reached at email@example.com or (530) 495-2552.