Fire Belles cancel Christmas Bazaar

Each year, for 40 years, the Douglas City Fire Belles have hosted a Christmas Bazaar at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Weaverville.

With a heavy heart, the Fire Belles have to cancel this year’s bazaar due to COVID-19 concerns. Taking into account the safety of the vendors, the community who attend and the Fire Belles themselves, many of whom are in the ‘at risk’ category, organizers say this is a necessary decision.

They are hopeful they will be able to hold their annual Halloween Bake Sale at the Douglas City Post Office on Friday, Oct. 30, so look out for the advertising and stop by for some of the scrumptious desserts the Fire Belles are famous for.

The Douglas City Volunteer Fire Department has worked with the Forest Service and Cal Fire on the Bar, Fellows, Hobo and Hopkins fires this year and the Fire Belles are committed to continuing their support of the Fire Department even though their fundraising efforts have been cut short. Donations for the Fire Department can be sent to the Fire Belles at P.O. Box 44, Douglas City, CA 96024.

Egg Design Workshop postponed

The Ukrainian Egg Design Workshop scheduled for Nov. 14 in Junction City has been postponed. For more information call Lucy DeMaris at 559-707-2292.

River cleanup rescheduled to Oct. 17

The Trinity River Cleanup scheduled for this Saturday has been postponed due to forest closures and poor air quality. The event has been rescheduled for Oct. 17.

Cleanup crews need your help to collect garbage from along the Trinity River stretching from Lewiston to Big Bar. This is a no-host volunteer effort to clean up the river while being compliant with COVID-19 regulations. Trucks will be stationed at locations along the Trinity River to collect trash from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To receive a list of trash disposal sites and suggested locations email Trinity County Resource Conservation District at or call 623-6004.

These efforts support the preservation of our local watersheds and public lands. Please do not bring personal trash.

Safety is most important. Respect social distancing, wear a mask, and do not pick up questionable or contaminated items such as chemicals or needles. Notify us if you find a large dump site, large pieces of trash, or contaminated items.

These efforts are supported by Trinity County RCD, Trinity River Restoration Program, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Land Management.

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