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Community Notes for November 10, 2017


Pajama drive will benefit children

Grandma’s House in Columbia is hosting a pajama drive for children in need.

Donations of new pajamas and sock slippers in sizes 4 through 12 will be accepted through Nov. 29 at Grandma’s House, 22828 Gold St., Columbia; the Banyan Tree on Washington Street in Sonora; at Columbia Kate’s Boutique in Columbia; and at the Manzanita Building’s welcome desk on the Columbia College campus.

For more information, call (209) 588-1373.

Veterans Day Parade
set in Copperopolis

A Veterans Day Parade sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12118 of Copperopolis will be held today in Copperopolis.

The parade will step off at 11 a.m. and will begin across the street from Copperopolis Elementary School and will make its way down O’Byrnes Ferry Road to Reeds Turnpike.

The local Lions Club will offer hot dogs, chips and drinks for a donation after the parade.

First responders will hold a community service day at the Copperopolis Fire Station in conjunction with the parade.

Native Daughters to host annual vets’ dinner

Ruby Parlor No. 46 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West will hold its annual Veterans’ Day Dinner today at the Native Sons Hall, 389 Main St., in Murphys.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a flag ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troop No. 343.

A spaghetti dinner, including wine and dessert, will be served. The dinner is free to veterans and cost $10 per person for all others. Proceeds from the dinner will go toward veterans’ welfare projects.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations or more information, call Billie McArthur (209) 728-8990.

Understanding
the General Plan
subject of meeting

The Tuolumne County Rural Action Committee will host a presentation, “Key Concepts of the General Plan,” on Monday at the Tuolumne County Library.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Quincy Yaley, assistant director of development at the Tuolumne County Community Resources Agency, will be guest speaker. Yaley is a professional planner with more than 16 years of experience in California and Nevada. She has served as a project manager for a variety of projects involving natural resources, state, federal and local regulations.

The General Plan guides the physical development of the community.

TRAC is a non-partisan organization that supports candidates for public office who will work for the good of all residents.

The library is at 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.

Funeral records subject
of genealogy meeting

Jeff Wilson, owner of Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home in Sonora, will be guest speaker Monday at a meeting of the Tuolumne County Genealogical Society.

The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Tuolumne County Library, 480 Greenley Road in Sonora.

Wilson will discuss the kind of genealogical information that can be found through funeral home records.

Experienced members will be available at 1:30 p.m. to provide assistance with genealogy questions or research problems.

Women Saluting Women Tuesday in Twain Harte

Soroptimist International of Twain Harte will host its ninth annual Women Saluting Women luncheon Tuesday at the Twain Harte Golf Club.

The event will honor Tuolumne County women veterans, who will be guests of the club at the luncheon.

Check-in is at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch at noon.

The club wishes to include all women veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces. Veterans or anyone who knows a veteran is asked to call Jan Hiebert at (209) 536-9227 or (209) 559-1201, or email her at j2007hiebert@gmail.com to make a reservation, which are due today.

The club will have a special table on which to display memorabilia, which guests are invited to bring.

Men are welcome, too.

Thanksgiving meal to be served at Senior Center

The Tuolumne County Senior Center will hold a community Thanksgiving lunch Thursday at the center, 540 Greenley Road in Sonora.

A lunch of roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, wheat roll, milk and a pumpkin dessert will be served from noon to 1 p.m.

Suggested donation for the lunch is $4.50 for people 60 and older and $6 for those younger than 60.

A bake sale sponsored by the SSPI Site Council will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Reservations are requested by calling (209) 533-2622.