Greenville Rising June 23: The pool opens and so do the food vendors | Wender Mind Kids

Greenville Rising June 23: The pool opens and so do the food vendors

I’m never quite sure why I care so much about the Indian Valley Community Pool in Taylorsville, but it does. Is it even summer before Ramona Eaglesmith yells at you from the side of the pool to up the tempo on the aqua aerobics and reminds you you’re a few bars behind? I don’t even think I had to go to the pool last year, but maybe once? Twice? For my part I’m glad it’s open again. I know they will need volunteers to keep things running smoothly – please consider it if you have the time. I know I’ll also miss the late Jocelyn Cote, swimming in the pool and joking about politics.

We are fortunate to be such a small community that we still have a pool option. If like me you don’t like swimming in lakes, the pool really is a summer break in the valley and gives when the fundraisers (luau) come around. The spa has also raised generations of swimmers through its swimming lessons. The opening day is June 27th and the pool will be operational first for swimming lessons and then for aquagym.


Have you seen the new ‘Hot Dog’ vendor on Pine Street? Downtown Greenville may soon have more dining options than other towns in the area, and I’m all for it. Downtown businesses are booming and if you haven’t ventured downtown in a while, now is a good time to do so and support local vendors trying to bring business back downtown. Good luck to Wanda Carpenter.

As usual, when you have an announcement to make or an event is taking place, send a press release or email to [email protected] and we’ll be happy to include it in next week’s column.

There is still space for children at Healing through the Arts Summer Camp for children ages 5-10 at Indian Valley Academy in Taylorsville June 27-July 1 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Contact Sue Weber at (530) 258-6634 or email her [email protected]. Summer camp is available through a partnership between Mountain Passages, Plumas Strong, Plumas Rural Services and Plumas Charter School. Come and fill your child’s day with art, games, games, crafts and snacks!


PG&E Mobile Help Center

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) operates a mobile customer help center in Greenville where customers can receive personal answers to questions about electricity during the reconstruction of buildings after the Dixie fire.

The Mobile Assistance Center will be located in the Greenville Junior-Senior High School parking lot along Crescent Street on Tuesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting. Staff will answer questions and provide information on restoring energy services to remodeled homes and businesses. PG&E representatives can guide customers through the process of providing temporary and permanent power and ask questions about tree felling.

PG&E urges customers to apply for power connection after obtaining planning permission from county building departments when remodeling a property or requiring temporary power. Applying for electricity services is not part of the county’s application process, nor is it automatic.

For eligible customers affected by wildfire, PG&E will connect and disconnect temporary power service at no charge until a permanent power meter is installed.

Customers affected by wildfires who are planning to recover or have questions are urged to contact PG&E early and request temporary power at or by email [email protected]


A round of applause for the 8-10 year old California District 48 Greenville Little League Champions.

Turning Wheels for Kids, a Valley Medical Center Foundation (VMCF) program at the Santa Clara Valley Medical System in San Jose, donated 47 refurbished bikes to children who lost their bikes in the Dixie Fire. Silicon Valley Bike Exchange donated about half of the bikes and the TWFK charity donated the rest and refurbished them all.

Volunteer Tom Shoup delivered them to Ryan Schramel of Plumas Strong in Taylorsville to distribute the bikes.

It’s pool time, and as such, volunteers are needed. There will be a pool work day today at 4pm where volunteers can help get the pool ready for opening day. They need help pulling out tables and chairs, pulling weeds and cleaning up the park.

The first session of the swim school takes place from June 28th to July 8th and has all levels full except the parent/tot class. Also in the second session there are still open places for most of the levels. For more information, visit the Indian Valley Community Pool Facebook page or contact Niki Hammerich at [email protected]

Aquagym begins Monday 27th June at 5:15pm and runs Monday through Thursday. It costs $7 per class, with a 10-session card that can be purchased at a discount.

Plumas County Library hosts its annual summer reading program from June 13th to August 13th. As each child meets their reading goal each week, they can collect a prize from their local branch and enter a gift card drawing. Raffle winners will be announced at the end of the program in August. This is for children aged 0-18. The Greenville branch office’s temporary hours of operation are Thursdays from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. to 12 p.m. on July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28. Greenville Branch is located at Greenville High School, room 402.


The Mountain Valley Parent Club is hosting a Wine and Cheese Night on Saturday, June 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Genesee Store. Fundraising for Indian Valley Academy programs is $50 per capita. Tickets are available from the IVA school office or by calling (530) 284-7050.

Gold digger planning meeting

The next will be on June 28th at 6:30pm in the Green Meadows Community Room on Hot Springs Road.


The Rebuilding Greenville Resource Center (RGRC) stocks cooling aid items for disaster relief program clients residing in new homes. A variety of fans and air conditioners are now available. If you have not signed up for Disaster Case Management Services, please call (530) 283-2735, ext. 883, or email [email protected] to complete an intake for the program before coming to the RGRC to pick up a complimentary fan.

RGRC provides free COVID-19 testing kits, toiletries, groceries, home supplies replacements, first aid kits and other over-the-counter medical supplies. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m