The San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters Association will sponsor a Clean-Up Day on Saturday from 8 a.m. until the roll-off is full.
They cannot accept hazardous waste, commercial or construction waste, green waste or dirt. Theres a $10 fee for large items such as mattresses and furniture. They also accept household items such as refrigerators, washing machines and electronics. Donations are gratefully accepted to help pay dumping fees.
Christmas parade planning
The first meeting for the annual Christmas Parade will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Coffee Station on 12th and Mission streets. Bring your ideas and get involved!
For more information, call Mike Sanders at 712-9120 or see him at the Mercantile.
Calling all gardeners
Downtown landscape maintenance will be done on Saturday, Sept. 14. All are welcome.
Bring your own gloves, gardening tools, etc. Its fun to work together and meet people with common interests. For more information, contact Sanders.
Annual fiesta is coming up
The annual Mission San Miguel Fiesta will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, from noon to 4 p.m. at the mission. Fiesta Mass begins at 11 a.m.
Following Mass and a blessing, its time for food and fun. Dinner tickets are $12 for adults or $8 for children under 12 with choice of beef or chicken. Desserts, drinks, popcorn and snow cones will be on sale. There will be games and face painting for the kids, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. Entertainment will be provided by Monte Mills and his Lucky Horseshoe Band.
Proceeds help maintain the mission. Tickets are available at the Gift Shop during business hours. For information, call 467-2131 or visit www.missionsanmiguel.org.
For information on all of the above, visit www.discoversanmiguel.com.
Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column is published weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with San Miguel News in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.