Readers’ Corner 5/19/07 |

Readers’ Corner 5/19/07

Any World War I vets out there? Just received a missive from “Old Bob,” who is a World War II and Korean War vet. He says, “I just read in the May/June issue of the National Association of Uniformed Services Journal that they know of four remaining living WWI vets. They are trying to find if there are any more out there who served between 6 April 1917 and 11 November 1918. … Information can be e-mailed to or faxed to (202) 273-6702, or mailed to the Office of Public Affairs, Department of Veterans Affairs (80), 810 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20420.”

Quaker Yard Sale: The sale is today at the beautiful grounds of the Sierra Friends Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The proceeds go to Hospitality House and the Mulukuku clinic in Nicaragua (they raised $2,000 for them last year). Judy Hamilton said, “We’ll be selling lots of quality items (clothing, toys, books, kitchen supplies and furniture) at low prices. Our youth will be hosting a lemonade stand and bake sale.” To get to Sierra Friends Center, take Newtown Road to Jones Bar Road, turn right on Woolman Lane and follow it to the end – about 15 minutes from town.

Want a Toyota Prius? You know there’s a catch, right? Well, on Wednesday night, there is an open house/dinner fundraiser for the Grass Valley Schools Foundation for Arts and Science. The evening will include dinner at $4 a person or $10 a family, served from 5 p.m. to 6:30, games for children. Aunt B and The Hula Dogs will play from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and there will be silent and live auction items. The big item this year is the chance to win a Toyota Prius. Raffle tickets are $40 a ticket or three for $100. Contact Carol Judd at 265-2125.

Museum Discovery Day: It’s today, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and all five museums will offer free admission. Special prizes will be available for youngsters who answer written questions about the museums they visit. In Grass Valley: Grass Valley Museum and the North Star Powerhouse, Mining and Pelton Wheel Museum. In Nevada City: Firehouse No. 1 Museum, Imaginarium of Nevada County and the county’s newest museum, the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum.

At the Grass Valley Museum will be a display – through the summer – of the Georgie Coulter Collection of vintage baby clothes, hand made by Georgie Coulter’s great-grandmother in the 1800s. If you don’t know where the GV Museum is (I didn’t) it’s in the St. Joseph’s Cultural Center and you enter from the parking lot side.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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