Friends of Richard “Doc” Halstead, a Penn Valley community activist who died in December, will gather to celebrate his life on Saturday, Jan. 11, with a memorial potluck dinner, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Old Penn Valley Firehouse on Spenceville Road in Penn Valley.
The event is sponsored by the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association.
“Halstead, born in Nevada City, served two tours as a Navy corpsman with the Marine Corps in Vietnam, where he earned the nickname “Doc.”
He was widely known throughout Nevada County as a musician, realtor, horseman and family man.
Halstead was active in the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental in reviving the Penn Valley Rodeo, establishing the nonprofit Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association and serving for five years as president of the PVCRA board of directors.
Event organizer Carolyn Winters encourages everyone to bring their “Doc” stories, photos, music and memories, as well as a salad, entree or dessert to share.
If you would like to help with the memorial potluck dinner or intend to bring a dish please contact Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.