Antique Car Show at Adobe

posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:11 PM by Laverne Buckman

Antique truck
Photo of antique truck on display at a past car show at the Adobe
Sunday, June 7th from 11 AM to 3 PM the old, historic highway that runs in front of the Rios-Caledonia Adobe in San Miguel, will be the focal point for another unique car show featuring Model "A" and Model "T" automobiles, proudly exhibited by local car enthusiasts from Paso Robles, Templeton, Atascadero and San Luis Obispo, as well as invited guests from Monterey, Santa Maria and the Central Valley.
Live music will be provided by the "Creole Trio", headed by Jeff Beaumont and a Barbershop Quartet, "FairWeatherFour" from Paso Robles, strolling and singing for our enjoyment. 
Food to brag about will be for sale by San Miguel Lions Club and San Miguel Senior Center.  Wine-tasting in the "bar room" of the Adobe, hosted by Clayhouse Winery of Paso Robles.
The show is FREE to the public located at 700 South Mission Street at the historic Rios-Caledonia Adobe.
For more information please contact Joyce Herman at 805-440-7173.

Native Daughters Host Tea

Barbara Rowland at NDGW tea
Barbara Rowland, Grand Vice-President-elect for Native Daughters of the Golden West thanked those attending the Tea event.
Kay Mumford hosts her tea table
Kay Mumford hosted her tea table as well as modeled fashions during the fashion show.
The Native Daughters of the Golden West, San Miguel Parlor, hosted the "What's In Your Garden" Tea and Fashion Show fundraiser on May 30th at the Paso Robles Country Club.
Tea table hosts each decorated their special table with beautiful tea sets and garden themed items.
Fashions were provided by the Queen's Closet of Morro Bay with the narration of the beautiful outfits by store owner, Pam Woodruff.  Fashions were modeled by Jani Meyers, Kay Mumford (both from San Miguel) and Sigrid Castenadis, from Cambria.
Nearly 80 ladies attended the special tea to raise funds for the Native Daughters of the Golden West, who work to preserve California's missions, lighthouses, history and landmarks. Two San Miguel Parlor members are running for election as state officers to the Native Daughters of the Golden West; Barabara Rowland for Grand Vice-President, and Jean Hoffmann for Grand Secretary. To learn more about the fraternal organization please visit their website.

Nominations for
San Miguel Advisory

San Miguel Advisory area of influence
Area of Influence Map for San Miguel Advisory Council
Nominations to serve on the San Miguel Advisory Council were accepted at the May meeting for three board positions for 2 year terms and two alternate positions. Nominees are; Sharon Brower (owner of Fox & Toad Vineyard), Noel Carpenter (incumbent and owner of San Miguel Properties), Jean Hoffmann (President of the San Miguel Resource Connection and NDGW officer), and Mike Sanders (owner of Mission Street Antiques and incumbent).
SMAC will hold their annual election on Wednesday, June 24th at the San Miguel Community Center. Candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and answer questions from those attending.
Voters must be registered within the "area of influence" map for the Advisory Council with voting to be monitored by the League of Women Voters on election day.
More information about the council can be found at the San Miguel Advisory Council's website.

Poly Students Renovate
Family Home

Rotating images of Cal Poly students renovating home
Cal Poly students worked in triple digit heat to renovate a home for the Larry Rueck family in San Miguel. The Rueck's left their home for a few weeks while Cal Poly students labored to improve the comfort, safety and handicap accessibility of their home, as part of the Poly House program. On Sunday, May 17th, the students gathered to "unveil" the renovated house to the Rueck family.
Larry and his wife are long-time residents of San Miguel, who care for their handicapped granddaughter. Their granddaughter was born with a heart defect and had 3 heart surgeries before the age of 3. Larry is a San Miguel Volunteer Firefighter and owns the Rueck Pump & Repair business downtown. Mr. and Mrs. Rueck have opened their home and hearts caring for over 20 foster children through the years.
The challenge for the students was to plan and schedule the work and resources to assure that the entire project could be completed in only four days (2nd and 3rd weekends in May) before the school quarter ends. The class receives no funding with which to perform the work for this project and depends entirely upon the generosity of businesses and individuals in the community. Thanks go to the donors who made the project possible!
Students were under the direction of Associate Professor, Roya Javadpour, Ph.D. from the Industrial & Mechanical Engineering Dept. at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo.

Welcome to San Miguel!

Welcome sign over Mission street
Photo of banner over Mission St. courtesy of Mike Ellison
The San Miguel Community Services District is making good use of the new banner poles in the downtown area installed by SLO County Public Works. The CSD will rotate different message banners and they welcome local civic groups to advertise their own special events to be hoisted over Mission Street.
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters raise the overhead banners for a small fee to help cover the cost of the special equipment required for hoisting the signs.
For more information contact the CSD office at 805-467-3388.

Sagebrush Days Parade

Rotating images of parade
Photos courtesy of Pres Meyers
The Sagebrush Days parade committee would like to thank the Friends of the San Miguel Library, the San Miguel Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West, the San Miguel Fire Dept., the San Miguel Resource Connection, and the San Miguel CSD for their support  of the 21st Annual Sagebrush Days Parade! Parade entries included fire engines, military vehicles, classic cars, horses and antique equipment. The Estrella Warbirds opened the parade with a flyover! Donations to the Estrella Warbird Museum in appreciation of the historic planes will be gladly accepted by the San Miguel Volunteer Fire Dept. 
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters hosted a fundraising BBQ in front of the fire station after the parade.
To see more photos from the parade please click here.