Watch 'The Illumination of St. Francis of Assisi' at Mission San Miguel

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

The Mission San Miguel Church will open at 6 a.m. Saturday for those who wish to view an annual phenomenon, “The Illumination of St. Francis of Assisi,” which occurs when the rising sun shines directly on the statue of St. Francis on the altar, forming a glow around the icon.

Oct. 4 is the anniversary of the birth of St. Francis.

Find treasures at sale

The San Miguel Seniors are having a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Senior Center at 601 12th St. (on the east side of town).

They have some great bargains to add to your collection of treasures.

Funds will be used to maintain and improve the center.

Parade group to meet

The Christmas Parade Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Coffee Station. They welcome ideas and offers of help.

Election info sought

The site http://www.discoversanmiguel.com is inviting candidates for the November election for the San Miguel School District and the Community Services District boards to submit statements. On the ballot for the community services district board are Gilbert (Gib) Buckman (incumbent), Larry Reuck, Travis Dawes, Clayton Harper and Kevin Paup. Buckman, Reuck and Dawes have submitted statements. On the ballot for the school district board are Mary Jo Del Campo (incumbent), Jean T. Hoffmann (appointed incumbent), Randy Kwiatkowski (appointed board member), Louis F. Molinari and Christina M. Wilde.

Local firemen return

San Miguel volunteer firefighters Capt. Scott Young, engineer David Tracey and firefighter Matt Toevs have returned home.

They spent two weeks on the fire lines of the King Fire at Pollock Pines in El Dorado County.

For information on San Miguel events, history and opportunities to volunteer, visit http://www.discoversanmiguel.com. 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.