In 1928 when San Miguel native Dr. Leo Stanley was practicing at San Quentin prison, he had some inmates build large-scale models of Missions San Miguel and San Antonio de Padua.
For many years both were displayed in the Mission San Miguel museum.
Following the 2003 earthquake all rooms were cleared for retrofit. Both models were the worse for wear and not returned to the museum when it reopened.
Last year, Michael Velasquez chose to have the San Miguel model restored as his Eagle Scout project. Pictures of the original were available; it had been somewhat altered over the years.
The result, beautiful and authentic, is now on display in the Mission San Miguel Museum. The other model was given to Mission San Antonio. Scout Velasquez is now awaiting his Eagle.
Fish Fry Fridays
Fish Fry Fridays will start on Friday, Feb. 20, and continue through Good Friday on April 3. The San Miguel Lions invite you to join them at the Community Center in the park (behind the library) from 3 to 7 p.m. and eat in or take out. Dinners are $12 with generous servings of fish and sides. For information call 459-4722.
Thanks for support
Sharon Rose thanks everyone who made the celebration of life for her son, Doug Rambo, a beautiful event.
She was amazed and gratified to see the large number of his friends, classmates and our “San Miguel Family,” some who came from out of state. She’s very grateful to all who helped with the barbecue, brought food, sent cards and otherwise showed love and care for Doug and the family.
Find information on San Miguel events, history and opportunities to volunteer at www.discoversanmiguel.com.