posted Oct 10, 2011, 2:21 PM by Laverne Buckman
Artwork by Mary Kalvans
|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! A book sale, craft fair and BBQ
are also part of the event. Parade entries will include fire engines,
military vehicles, classic cars, horses and antique equipment. The Estrella Warbirds will open 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 Fire Dept. is hosting a bucket brigade contest after the parade! Enter your five person bucket brigade team by e-mailing Fire Chief Snow or call 805-467-3388.
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters are inviting San Miguel civic groups to join them in hosting a fundraising BBQ in front of the fire station after the parade. The civic groups will split the proceeds to benefit their community programs.
Help make our parade the best ever by strutting your stuff
as a parade entry or coming to cheer for those in the parade! *Click here for a flyer. *Click here for an entry form or pick one up at the San Miguel CSD at 1150 Mission Street or call Kelly at 805-291-0815. Deadline for parade entry is April 20th. No late entries.
To see photos from last year's parade please click here.
Rotating photos of the San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters at work
The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters wear many hats in San Miguel! They recently held a Babysitter Training class for San Miguel students, teaching them CPR and 1st Aid. Thirteen local kids graduated from the 4 hour course.
The Firefighters also provide a free service to San Miguel Seniors to test and replace their smoke detectors. Our firefighters host an annual Halloween BBQ and candy check as well as bring Santa in a fire engine to hear the wishes of local kids in the Christmas Electric Light Parade.
The Clean-up Committee worked on a Saturday in
March to rid the town of two 40 yard dumpster bins full of trash. Six
tons of debris were hauled away and 1 ton of trash was recycled. The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters manned the clean up day and were joined by the new District 1 Supervisor, Frank Mecham. The bins are provided at a reduced fee by the San Miguel Garbage Co. and parked on the vacant lot north of the Fire Station.
The Clean-up is possible through volunteer labor and
donations by residents who use the service to cover dump fees. There are
plans to accept tires from cars and light duty trucks for a fee. No large truck or tractor tires can be accepted. The firefighter crew offers chipping of yard prunings for a donation to pay for gas and maintenance of the chipper. Sign up for chipping at the San Miguel CSD office.
Show your appreciation for our firefighters by providing a dinner on Tuesday training nights. "Feed the Firemen" is looking for residents to supply a dinner for twelve firefighters. Call Sara at 805-467-9308 to arrange bringing dinner.
|Thank you to our Volunteer Firefighters:
Captain John Green
Captain Rob Roberson
Captain Ken Smith
Engineer Everett Reasons
Engineer Gib buckman
FF. Will Bedell
FF. Phil Brown
FF. Kevin Bryne
FF. Jack Cryer
FF. Kelly Dodds
|FF. Jose Fuerte
FF. Louis Hook
FF. Joseph Hord
FF. Brandon Kamp
FF. Shalee Miller
FF. Stephen Petersen
FF. Eric Pina
FF. Daniel Ponti
FF. Larry Reuck
FF. Steven Smith
FF. Sean Stanley
FF. Angelica Trujillo
FF. Roney Ward
FF. Scott Young
Rios-Caledonia Adobe Reopens
Rotating images of the historic adobe in San Miguel
|The Friends of the Adobes announced that after eight months of retrofit construction the Rios-Caledonia Adobe has reopened to the public as of April 3rd. Save America's Treasures
grant funds were administered by the National Parks Service to retrofit
the historic building for earthquake safety and preservation.
The museum and gift shop have been thoroughly cleaned,
re-arranged and enhanced.
Come visit and wander the lovely grounds where cactus and
flora are in bloom. The adobe grounds are a great place to picnic and
enjoy the tranquil surroundings where artists often come to sketch.
Hours of operation are Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.
The adobe entrance is located directly across from Mission San Miguel
near Hwy 101 at 700 South Mission St. For more information please
contact Joyce via e-mail or call the gift shop directly at 805-467-3357.
Mission Parish Hall
Model of new Mission Parish Hall and Community Center
Construction is currently underway for the new Parish Hall for Mission San Miguel.
Parishioners and local residents have been raising funds for over 10
years to build the much needed community center in the empty field that
sits between the Mission and Highway 101.
During World War II, the land was home to the USO Building
that served soldiers at Camp Roberts. After the war the land was set to
be auctioned off by the U.S. government. The Mission friars purchased
the land and used the USO Building as a Parish Hall. The aging building
was later condemned and torn down, leaving the Parish and friars without
a meeting hall. The Franciscan Friars Province of Santa Barbara, who saved the land from auction, donated the parcel of land back to Mission San Miguel. Brother Bill Short
stated at the ceremony, "We are very pleased that the friars can make a
contribution of this land for the purpose of building a parish hall,
restoring it to a purpose it enjoyed for many years in the past."
Work has also started on the eagerly awaited retrofit work
on the Mission's main sanctuary which has been closed since the
December 2003 earthquake. Read more details about the story at the Paso Robles Press.