Support Kids with Christmas Tree Purchase

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:51 PM by Laverne Buckman

Christmas tree lot in downtown San Miguel
A large selection of live and fresh cut Christmas trees in downtown San Miguel
Buy your Christmas tree from the Weekend Gardener in downtown San Miguel on Monday, December 8th and local 5th graders will get a percentage of the sales! Proceeds will fund the San Miguel School District's students trip to the Rancho El Chorro Science Camp next Spring. Choose from a large selection of both live and fresh cut fir trees. Shop on Monday from noon to 7 pm.
While you are out selecting your Christmas tree, be sure to visit the Holiday Bazaar for unique gifts at the Weekend Gardener. Christmas bazaar downtown

San Miguel Christmas Parade!

New street banner
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 entries.

Used Tack Store Ready
for Christmas

Used tack store photos
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

Seniors cook enchiladas
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!

The Ranch opens in downtown San Miguel
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 scallops.
For more info visit The Ranch's website where you can listen to a jingle Marty composed and sings.

Camp Roberts Hosts
Community Partners

Photos from Camp Roberts event
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

Photo of Eileen Rogers at dedication
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 caring instruction.
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.