Looking for a place to savor a Christmas Holiday Parade?
Fort Jones, in the heart of the State of Jefferson, will have its annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 11. The parade will wend its way down Main Street, past the Scott Valley Bank, the Hardware Store and Artists’ Guild Shop, and the Fort Jones Museum.
It is a great day for kids and adults. In addition to the parade, there will be a craft fair, a pancake breakfast early in the day, and the local shops will be open for business, too. Santa will make an appearance in the parade as will floats, horses, groups on foot, and vintage automobiles. For more on the parade, call 468-5320.
Christmas time in and around the region is one of holiday spirit and community involvement. Local churches have collected shoeboxes for distribution around the world; food baskets have been collected by students and locals, and craft fairs and homemade gifts/local products are available all over.
Bernita Tickner and I have a new book to add to the mix, too: HISTORIC INNS AND EATERIES IN THE STATE OF JEFFERSON. For more information, check my website, gailjenner.com, OR email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book features 30 locations in northern CA and southern OR as well as a chapter of wonderful recipes from those sites. It is a great gift idea for any Jefferson stater OR anyone who loves to travel the region. There are well over 100 photos, many from private collections, as well as local history.
Until the next time, I wish you a splendid Christmas season!