The 56th Pumpkin Roll in Knights Ferry crowned a new group of champions for the year! Congratulations to Ryder Earhart (boys 0-5), Rylee Reichmuth (girls 0-5), Sharon Null (lady seniors), Louis Niles (senior men), Kiah Cox (girls 6-12), Zane Moltman (boys 6-12), Kaeli Sweet (teen girls), Deagan Sweet (teen boys), Hilary Coleman (ladies), and Will Haskell (men)! Yes, you read correctly! BOTH of my children, Kaeli and Deagan, were crowned “Pumpkin Roll Champions” this year but unfortunately, my husband, Jason and I were not that lucky because we both rolled out of bounds! This year was a very successful pumpkin roll under the direction of Tracy Griesner and company. The Community Club is grateful for the amazing people in the community who stepped up to help with the event. Gayle McKinley coordinated the vendor booths and special visitors, cosplay actors Deadpool and Lady Deadpool. The Odd Fellows seemed busy from the time they opened until they closed their doors from both regular pancake breakfast attendees and Pumpkin Roll participants! Alan Sanchez from Good Morning Sacramento came out to our event for two quick live segments. In the first segment, Alan interviewed me and took a quick look into the Community Club at the vendors and in the second segment, we set up a pumpkin roll demo where Alan, Kaeli Sweet, Megan Peterson, Lady Deadpool, and Ant Man each rolled a pumpkin! If you missed the delicious pumpkin rolls by the slice, Garden Club ladies sold out of their pumpkin rolls by 11 am! Other groups in the area sold baked goods, cotton candy, baked potatoes, chili, pizza, hot dogs, and sausages to feed the thousands of people who attended the event!
The 11th annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival is Saturday, November 9, 2019. This free family friendly event is hosted in the Knights Ferry Recreation Area. You can check out the event at facebook.com/SRSFest! They will have demonstrations and informational booths about salmon and other wildlife in the area. Groups such as FishBio work with the Army Corp to bring hands-on activities for kids to learn about the life cycle of salmon. The salmon are making their way up the river to lay eggs in the Stanislaus River.
Once again, the parents at Knights Ferry School have outdone themselves! Halloween at Knights Ferry School was a fantastic day filled with a school wide carnival, group pumpkin decorating, and finally, a parade through town. Community members and families parked their cars down town and offered candy to all the kids as they walked through town! The kids ended up with so much candy! The carnival had a dunk tank, face painting, donut-on-a-string game, and even the Wandering Barista came to sell drinks for the morning! The best part of Halloween was there was no school on Friday (the day after Halloween)!
There was a mountain lion sighting last week on the north side of town. It is a great reminder that we live in the country and sometimes we have wild animals passing through!
Thursday, Nov. 7 6:30pm Community Club meeting
Monday, Nov. 11 at 6:30pm Orange Blossom 4-H meeting
Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9am Miller’s Hall meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7:30pm Odd Fellows Rebekahs #361 meeting
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