Lovers of Bridgeport: Is that place a treasure or what? I know I love going there and it’s high on my list of places to take visitors when they come to Nevada County. Since it is technically the South Yuba River State Park – yet does not charge entrance fees – the volunteers and workers there are looking for ways to raise money. They’ve hit upon a good idea that I want to tell you about. They will be offering “Auto Tours of the Historic Turnpike at Bridgeport.” These special tours need to include five or more people, be scheduled in advance and be at times other than Saturday and Sunday afternoons. (Red Hat Ladies, looking for a field trip?) These private, docent-led tours will include a brief history of the families that helped make this one of the most important routes into the Gold Fields. The slow half mile drive will begin at the old Kneebone Family Cemetery and will conclude at the Bridgeport Bridge. While you won’t be able to drive on the actual bridge, you can have a picture taken of you and your car at the entrance of the bridge. Plus, you can drive on the historic Virginia Turnpike. Tours are $5 a car and there is a nonrefundable $25 deposit. Want to book a tour? Call the Visitor Center at 432-2546.
Meet the Kellermanns: You’ve read a lot about Carol Kellermann and Dr. Scott Kellermann and their efforts to help the Batwa Pygmies of Africa, and now there’s a local way to help. There will be a benefit concert this Sunday at Indian Springs Vineyards to help the Kellermanns. The Heritage Gospel Singers and Grass Valley Men’s Choir will perform, and there will be wine and food. The benefit will be at the beautiful Indian Springs Vineyard, and tickets are available at the Indian Springs Tasting Room on Broad Street or by calling 478-1068. The $25 cost is tax deductible. It is amazing what those two have been able to accomplish and heart warming to know that Nevada County is such a big part of that.
Do you have a library card? A little 5-year-old girl named Gabriella who lives in Truckee became the 100,000th person to receive a Nevada County library card last week. She received a shiny blue star on her card and a Friends of the Library book bag. Our libraries are fantastic! Check them out.
Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at email@example.com, or by fax at 477-4292.
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