Last Saturday the weather was perfect for the annual Salmon Festival. The bridge was full of people looking at the salmon in the Stanislaus River. At the counting station in the river near Riverbank they counted 10,000 currently. J.D. Wikert, Fish Biologist was on hand to answer questions about salmon. Many of the festivalgoers had notebooks and pens; schools gave extra credit for attending. It was a big turnout and a gorgeous day.
Congratulations to Oakdale High School Mustang Cheer on their second place win in their first competition. Now it is on to Las Vegas!
At the Knights Ferry School Board meeting the Seventh/Eighth grade teacher, Mr. Randy Russell, presented a talk on the traditional Thanksgiving Feast for the community. This has been going on for many years. The students prepare the food (parents cook the turkeys) on the Feast day, making mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetable dishes, gravy, and slice the turkey. They also do the table decorations and placemats. Greeters are at the door welcoming the diners and the students serve them. It is a way the school gives to the community, thanking them for the support. It will be on November 18th at 11 a.m. at the clubhouse.
Also on the School Board’s agenda was the Fifth and Sixth grade overnight field trip to Sutter’s Fort in Sacramento. Overnight trips must have the Board’s approval. In 1830, John Sutter received a land grant from Mexico for the area now known as Sacramento. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to be immersed in life back then. They have to dress in period costume and learn how to make things by hand.
At the Knights Ferry Community Church last Sunday a bench was dedicated to the memory of Sherron McCarthy. Sherron was a very active member of the congregation.