Sept. 23 is Camp Roberts Museum Day from 2 to 6 p.m. at Sculpterra Winery, 5015 Linne Road in Paso Robles.
It is a patriotic tribute to our military timed to coincide with Patriots Day (Sept. 11), POW Recognition Day (Sept. 15) and Constitution Day (Sept. 17).
There will be military displays and booths, a color guard, patriotic addresses by military and civic leaders, classic and vintage cars, a silent auction, raffles, Santa Mara-style barbecue beef sandwiches, music by Monte Mills, dancing and more! Admission is free.
Old Timers Picnic
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This year’s San Miguel Lions Club Old Timers Picnic in the renovated San Miguel Park was a big success with some 300 dinners served including take-out boxes. Some 79 seniors 80 years old and over were served free – just one less than last year.
Several former San Miguel residents came home to visit with old friends, which makes it so much fun.
Pioneer Day Royalty in attendance included Queen Ellen Schroeder, Marshal Daryl Stinchfield, Belle Riley Coelho and her attendants Julia Aurignac, Victoria Smeltzer and Katie Smith.
Honored as oldest man and lady in attendance were former Pioneer Day Marshal Norm Bridge, 92, and Ruth Von Dollen, 91.
Hot Rod Social
On Sept. 23 Jimmy and Peggy Rader will host a Hot Rod Social in the little town of Bradley starting at 9 a.m. Anything with wheels is welcome, from big vehicles to toy pedal cars. Donation at check-in is $20. Swap meet spaces are available. For information, call 805-536-9619 or 805-286-1636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peschong in town
District 1 Supervisor John Peschong will hold office hours Thursday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Parish Hall behind Mission San Miguel.
▪ Friday: Bingo at the San Miguel Senior Center, east 12th St. Doors open at 6 p.m.
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Go to to www.discoversanmiguel.com (Resource Connection), for current information on San Miguel events, businesses, organizations, churches and opportunities to volunteer. Topical entry forms and applications are available to fill out online. A history section features stories and pictures from early-day families, the town and area
Lynne Schmitz’s column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel, and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at Lynne_Schmitz@yahoo.com (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.