This past weekend my little town of Greenville held its crab feed. Typically it's the biggest event and fundraiser for the Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce. But it almost didn't happen.
We've had so much rain this past month that, at one point, all roads in/out of the valley were cut off. Even within our valley, some of the roads to the smaller communities of Taylorsville and Genessee were cut off. People were stranded everywhere!
But our Plumas County Supervisors made sure we were safe. The California National Guard had a Blackhawk Helicopter stationed at Gasner Field in Quincy, just moments away from our valley. And we are glad they were there! They had to performed a water rescue of a 81 year old resident who was being swept away after his car stalled as he tried to cross the Arlington Bridge! http://bit.ly/2lIc88e.
Each year, on the second weekend of February our valley holds a crab feed. The dinner was scheduled for this weekend. The crab was ordered from Alaska, and was waiting to be picked up in Reno. But with the waters still rising, and mud slides closing off all roads in and out of the valley it looked like it wasn't going to happen.
But then a miricle.
At 3:00 pm CalTrans, who worked thru the night, opened one of the roads to one way, escorted traffic. But the crab needed to be picked up by 5:00 pm and it would take someone more than 2 hours to drive the long way to Reno. Fortunately one of our community members had a son who lived in Reno and they agreed to pick up the crab at the airport and hold onto it until someone from Greenville could pick it up.
It took Sharon Streker and Jeff Titcomb 8 hours, but they brought home the crab!
Everyone was so excited to get out of the house and enjoy a wonderful, community assisted meal together!
I was happy to donate one of my lace shawls to the Auction! And my friend, Christine Gibson, graciously agreed to model my shawl for me.
Thank you Christine, for being such a beautiful model and for bringing my work to life!