Lewiston really turned out for the memorials last Saturday to honor the memory of Kristen Barnes. About 50 people showed up at Lewiston Lake to kayak, canoe, or ride other water crafts and join together to share some memories. Dave Collin sang a favorite tune which brought tears to most. In spite of a rainy and cooler day, another large group gathered at the Lewiston Park Pavilion to share a potluck, good times and some music by the Conrad Gulch Ramblers. Redbud Elliott read a poem that she wrote that was very moving. Kristen was a great community supporter and she will be much missed.
While Kristen lost her battle with cancer, the fight against this disease continues. Great strides in treatments and cures have happened in the past 30 years thanks to ongoing research. You can help that research continue by donating to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The Trinity County Relay team is the Trinity Alps Eagles, chaired by Shirean Duntsch. If you can, mail a check to ACS, send it to Shirean at P.O. Box 235, Lewiston CA 96052 and she will divide the donations among her team members. You will make a difference.
The Lewiston Lions will be hosting its Third Saturday of the Month breakfast at the Lewiston Community Center this Saturday starting at 8 a.m. They serve biscuits and gravy, or pancakes, or scrambled eggs — all with sausage, coffee and orange juice for just $7. This is a great way to start your day!
Some of us will follow up that delicious breakfast with a game or two of pickleball at the old gym on Fremont — come check it out if you think you might like to play.
Then, at 10 a.m., there will be a community meeting to see what interest there is in improving the community park. Walkways, bike paths, shade, seating areas, bike park … what is your preference? Come out and voice your opinions!
In case you see a lot of trucks and activity around town, the Lewiston Waste Water/Sewer Project is starting up this week. There will be some equipment stored on the parking area by the old gym and some other action on Lewiston and Trinity Dam Boulevard. Use caution in these areas.
There are a few spaces still available for Sharon Grover’s mosaic classes in Lewiston on Aug. 22 (noon to 3 p.m.) and 23 (9 a.m. to noon) at the Lewiston Community Center. Classes are $40 and include all the supplies you need to decorate a few rocks. Sharon provides the rocks, glass, beads, charms and do-dads. You can bring some favorite jewelry or other items to include. Sign up for one or the other or both! Call me at 778-3307 or email me to reserve a spot.
Fire Chief Mel Deardorff wants to remind you that just because we had a little rain, there is no burning — that ship has sailed for this season. Wait until late fall when we get the word from Cal Fire that we can burn again.