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12/13/2013 8:23:00 AM
Palo Verde gets ready for Christmas
Palo Verde People
Palo Verde People

PALO VERDE - Residents here look forward to an exciting holiday time. Several clubs plan on singing Christmas Carols during the holiday season, while others are making plans for Santa to arrive at a number of parties that have been scheduled.

On Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m, folks will arrive at the Palo Verde Improvement Association (PVIA) Clubhouse where they will be greeted with a wagon and horses for a hay ride, and as they travel through the area will be singing carols to delight the populace.

After the ride, Santa Claus will be waiting with more surprises at the clubhouse.

Town residents donated many presents to the youth who participated in the Stars and Angels program. In addition, many gifts and games added to the extravaganza, including refreshments.

Santa will hand out stockings filled with "goodies" to all the children.

Residents who still wish to donate gifts to the Angels and Stars Program should drop the gifts at the Water Department or with Winnie Barrett.

Palo Verde Improvement Association organized the Stars and Angels program after Roberta Brandenburg's retirement from the post office. Local residents appreciate Brandenburg's many years of service.

A special thanks goes to Leva Pedrino who contributed her paintings to the PVIA who sold them to art collectors. Leva is a well-known artists whose paintings have sold for hundreds of dollars. However, she donated many of the paintings to the organization. Anyone who wishes to purchase a painting can view them where they hang on the walls at the club. The paintings can be bought for any amount you wish to donate.

While thinking about new year resolutions, check up on relatives from the past and try genealogy as a hobby. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints offers genealogy classes at the church each Wednesday at 5 p.m. For more information, call Alice Dean at 760-912-8658. There is no charge for the classes and help is available. Dean said people should bring the names of the relatives and she can help you get started. Once started, this can be an exciting adventure. Some people have traced ancestors back to Adam and Eve.

The Rod and Gun Club's first Saturday of the month breakfast this past week was well attended.

The dedicated people who put on this breakfast also prepared the Widows breakfast each Sunday due to no local café in Palo Verde.

At Fort Gaston Historical Society monthly membership meeting, they discussed the donated home. Be sure and watch this column as some amazing news concerning this property will be coming soon.

The property, with a mobile home, has three bedrooms, and is in excellent condition. It is considered a real buy. The property will not be a rental, buyers only should apply.

Fort Gaston Historical Society thanks many of the residents for donating money for the up coming Old Timers Reunion.

For more information contact one of the board members Dan Garen, Lavina Bradsma, Mary Lou Stansell, Irene Tokarz, and Jeanette Hyduke.

A special spotlight for the year falls on Bennie Barritt for her outstanding service to the community. She stands very quietly in the background helping many of the towns programs to turn out successfully.

This has been a good year for the town. Folks would have liked for more businesses taking an interest in the town; however Palo Verde is still known for the most outstanding fishing in southern California plus it has one of the largest gold mines working in its back yard.


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