Pancakes with Santa Sunday

Pancakes with Santa will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Trinity County Fairgrounds dining hall, Hayfork.

Tickets on sale at the Fair Office or at the door: free admission for 4 and younger, $5 ages 5-10, $8 ages 11-16, $10 17 and older.

The morning includes opportunities to have a picture with Santa and family photos. The skating rink will be open.

Hospice tree lightings Dec. 3-4

Dawn Hospice will again have two Light-Up-A-Life ceremonies – one in Hayfork and one in Weaverville. The Hayfork ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Roderick Senior Nutrition Center, 90-A Coral Ave., behind the Hayfork Elementary School. The Weaverville ceremony will be at the Highland Art Center, 691 Main St., at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in conjunction with the Art Cruise. Face masks and social distancing are recommended.

This annual program provides a memorial for those who have passed, or for honoring persons living. Stars may be purchased for a donation of $10 per star. Forms to use for your star request are available in Weaverville at the Highland Art Center and in Hayfork at the Roderick Senior Nutrition Center. You may leave the form and donation there, or mail it to P.O. Box 2085, Weaverville, CA 96093. If you are unable to pick up a form, call 530-623-4692 and one will be mailed to you.  

Names may be added through the end of December, and the beautiful trees, adorned in stars and white lights, may be viewed during that time. They provide a welcome holiday tradition.

Your star donation is tax deductible, as Dawn Hospice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit non-medical Hospice, providing information and support to the terminally ill and their families/caregivers.

Trained Hospice volunteers are available to serve you and your loved ones throughout most of Trinity County. For more information on Hospice services, call 530-623-4692.

Realtors holding toy drive

The Trinity County Association of Realtors is hosting a holiday toy drive to benefit Trinity County youth. If you would like to participate, please drop off an unwrapped children’s toy at any of the local real estate offices in Weaverville or Hayfork by Dec. 8.

If you have questions, contact Shannon Christensen with eXp Realty at 530-739-5371.

Christmas Bazaar Dec. 12

A Festival of Trees & Christmas Bazaar will take place noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Trinity County Fairgrounds, 6000 Highway 3, Hayfork. Free admission.

Win a fully decorated Christmas tree including all the gifts under the tree. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets on sale in the Trinity County Fair office at 530-628-5223 and at the event for $1 each or six for $5.

The event will include a bazaar with local vendors, a visit with Santa, refreshments and a professional photographer.

Drawing for the four fully decorated Christmas trees and all the gifts underneath will take place at 5 p.m. Place your ticket in the box of your favorite tree to win.

Tri Counties Bank holding food drive

Tri Counties Bank has launched its 15th annual Tis the Season Food Drive, in partnership with the Salvation Army. The food drive aims to collect more than 100,000 pounds of non-perishable food items through Dec. 24 to help families in need in throughout California.

The food drive is an opportunity for the general public, local merchants, schools and other organizations in the community to meet the overwhelming need for food over the holiday season.

All donations stay local and assist the Salvation Army to feed families throughout the year.

Non-perishable or canned food donations can be dropped off at any Tri Counties Bank branch. Monetary donations can be made online at

Tri Counties Bank strongly encourages donations of the top 10 non-perishable items requested by the Salvation Army: Peanut butter, canned meat (chicken/tuna), soup, canned veggies/beans, oatmeal, coffee/tea, whole grain pasta, rice, cooking oil (canola/vegetable/olive oil) and cereal.

“This food drive and our partnership with The Salvation Army allows us to provide assistance in areas where the most help is needed and continue to make a positive difference in the lives of our community members,” said Scott Robertson, chief community banking officer for Tri Counties Bank. “We are humbled to be able to support those in need, especially during the holiday season.”

Tri Counties Bank branches are in Weaverville and Hayfork.

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