Cleanup day a terrific success!

The San Miguel Cleanup Day volunteers, who turned out to work in the flower beds downtown, and the Fire Department volunteers, who were there to accept trash — and all who participated on a very rainy day — are to be commended for their help and dedication to make San Miguel a nicer place to live and visit. Thank you, everyone!

No meeting this week

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the San Miguel Advisory Council will hold their next meeting Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Community Building at the park (behind the library, on 13th Street).

Holiday Lights Parade

Plans continue for the annual Holiday Lights Parade to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15. Entry forms are available for the both the parade and the Craft Faire, which begins at 3 p.m. that day, on Discover San Miguel and at the San Miguel Mercantile downtown. Entries in the chili cooking contest and the cupcake-decorating contest may be brought that day.

Proceeds go to support the San Miguel Parade fund.

Call 712-9120 or 975-6996 for information.

San Miguel history

Part one of Ella Adams’ history of San Miguel is available online at Discover San Miguel. Adams wrote extensively about the area throughout her very long life. She was passionate about recording not only history, but daily and significant events of life in San Miguel as well as in her family — a “blogger” in pen and ink long before the computer age. Thanks to her family for sharing this history with us.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you all a most happy Thanksgiving and that you have much for which to be thankful.

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 467-3565.