posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:50 PM by Laverne Buckman
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters install the first street banner
|The 17th Annual San Miguel Electric Light Parade and Christmas Street Festival will be held Saturday, December 20th at 5:30 PM. Plan your parade entry or festival booth now! *Click here for the registration form or for more information contact Mary Kalvans at 805-610-6747.
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters purchased,
hoisted and installed the 1st banner across Mission Street on the new
banner poles. The parade is sponsored by the San Miguel firefighters,
the Friends of the San Miguel Library and the Native Sons of the Golden West San Miguel Parlor.
The Native Sons man the street closure to ensure the safety of parade
participants and those attending to see the beautiful light parade
Used Tack Store Ready
|The Used Tack Store at the San Miguel Flouring Mill
posted a new banner on the mill to alert locals to the great selection
and resource for horse owners. The tack store is constantly updated with
new incoming tack, riding helmets, boots, clothing, blankets and
saddles priced to sell. John Shuder donated his handmade, miniature, conestoga wagon to display horse supplies.
Come do your Christmas shopping, save money and support a
wonderful cause. Proceeds from the sales benefit Morning Star Youth Ranch, a local horse rescue program that benefits local youth. To donate gently used tack or for more information please visit their website.
San Miguel Seniors Cook
San Miguel Seniors cook up enchiladas on Saturday, November 15th
|Delicious aromas could be smelled a block away as the San Miguel Seniors cooked and prepared approximately 800 enchiladas to raise funds for the local Senior Center and its programs.
The Seniors are very active hosting Bingo twice a month, a
monthly potluck and a delicious breakfast the last Sunday of every
month. The public is welcome to attend their family friendly functions.
Their activities are listed each month on the Community Calendar page. To join or for more information about the San Miguel Seniors group call Bette at 805-674-2965.
The Ranch Honky Tonk Opens!
Photos of The Ranch Restaurant and Honkey Tonk at 1285 Mission Street
|Marty and Sheila Elisarraras and family realized their dream to open The Ranch Restaurant and Honky Tonk
in downtown San Miguel on Friday, October 24th. The family has worked
long hours to completely renovate the neglected building by refinishing
the original wood floor, installing a new roof, revamping the foundation
and preserving the historical bank vault that the notorious Jesse James
gang once tried to rob (as local lore tells it) and failed. The
Elisarraras family has installed tanks for their own micro-brewery, an
80 foot wine and beer bar, outdoor tiki style patio and a sound stage
ready for live music performances including Marty Rene and the Regulators.
The Ranch menu includes a full range of delicious fare
including appetizers, steak, baby back ribs, hamburgers, oysters and
For more info visit The Ranch's website where you can listen to a jingle Marty composed and sings.
Camp Roberts Hosts
Photos from a tour at Camp Roberts
|Camp Roberts California National Guard
hosted their annual tour for community partners and government
officials on October 24th. The day was spent showcasing Camp Roberts
vital mission as a training facility for all branches of the military.
Those attending watched soldiers trained as medics demonstrate a battle
training exercise. Attendees also tried out a hands-on simulator for
operating a tank. All were treated to a great lunch at the camp mess
hall and the day ended with a tour of the Camp Roberts Museum.
Camp Roberts works with the San Miguel Resource Connection supporting
their various programs as a valued community partner. To learn more
about the California National Guard at Camp Roberts visit their website.
San Miguel Teacher Honored
L - R: Gladys Craspay, Eileen Rogers, John Craspay and Susan Moore in front of trophy case. Photo courtesy of Rob Roberson.
Eileen Rogers was honored at the October San Miguel School Board meeting with a special dedication of the new trophy case in her name. The San Miguel Lions presented Mrs. Rogers with a brass plaque engraved with her name to be installed on the case.
Eileen Rogers has been a dedicated teacher,
Athletic Director and coach at Lillian Larsen school for nearly thirty
years. She organizes the annual Buzz Marathon
and actively fund raises to keep and enhance sports programs at the
school. Athletic programs at the school include; cross country, track
and field, flag football, volleyball, basketball and golf. Eileen was
once a contender for the U.S. Olympic track team as a young teen. She
has a keen interest and knowledge of sports medicine. Mrs. Rogers is a
strong advocate of asset building and continues to be a strong role
model and inspiration to the many students who have been under her
Brad Forde of Butthead Builders recently finished
building the two new award and trophy cases for Lillian Larsen School.
The cases are installed in the foyer of the Don Wolf Recreation Center
and filled with past sports trophies. North County Glass donated the glass and Brad donated his labor, lumber and brackets to build the cases.
The project was organized by parent Susan Moore and physical education teacher Eileen Rogers. San Miguel teacher Jill Heilmann held a school art contest to create the backdrop to the handsome new case. Matthew Roberson
won the contest with his drawing of a hornet, the school mascot, and
also did the final painting with help from Mrs. Heilmann and friends.