All these gatherings offer free food and drink, courtesy of the PSCF Foundation and Alpine Beverage. Tacos and RC Cola are hopefully the right recipe to bring people; long time residents and newcomers, together. “We owe it to each other to get to know our neighbors and share what living in a small town is all about” declared Fair Manager John Steffanic. A kick off to the series of parties took place at the June 2 County Picnic. Visitors to the picnic were given special labels showing their name and their community. Everyone was also asked to sign a large block. Every community will have one of these blocks to sign at their event, and they will all be brought together at the County Fair, August 8-12 in Quincy.
“Our goal for each of these block parties is very simple,” said Steffanic, “we want people to introduce themselves to each other, and then get to know them. Where are they from? What do they do?” The Fair Manager says that if that one simple goal can be achieved, only good can come from it. The Fair Board and PSCF Foundation Board are behind these parties and fair theme 100% by funding and supporting the program.
The Fair would still like to see a block party in the Chester/Lake Almanor area, as well as one in Quincy. Smaller, more local parties in the classic tradition of block parties have occurred and are planned in several communities. “That kind of makes the Fair a success before we even open the gates!” said Steffanic.
Anyone interested in hosting a block party event, is encouraged to contact the Fair Office. They will provide flyers, invitation cards, and a banner to help out. The Foundation will provide the food and the people to serve it in at least one event per community. The only involvement required by a local host or hostess, is to be at the event and spend their time