Public invited to tribute to Camp Roberts' news boys

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

On Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to a tribute and barbecue at the Camp Roberts Historical Museum Annex to honor a special group of men that served the soldiers who trained there during World War II and the Korean War.

Shoeshine boys and newspaper boys shined thousands of boots for the soldiers and sold thousands of newspapers on the post during those two eras.

Both the main Museum and the Annex are well worth visiting. They were founded as a labor of love in honor of those thousands of troops.

Camp Roberts is 2 miles north of San Miguel on Highway 101. Be sure to bring your identification and current registration and proof of insurance for your automobile.

Run honors Rogers

Retired Hornet Queen Eileen Rogers, who founded the annual Buzz Marathon to raise funds for sports for Lillian Larsen Elementary School students, will be honored with a family run on Saturday, Oct. 18, in San Miguel.

She was teacher, coach, mentor, athletic director and more, inspiring students to high achievements in her years at the school. The “Rogers Run” will include a mile course for kids in kindergarten through fourth grade and a 5K for older kids and the public. All San Miguel school district kids can run for free. For information, contact Larry Halderman at 467-3216, ext. 207.

Thanks from friars

The Franciscan friars and the parishioners of Mission San Miguel want to thank everyone who made the annual Fiesta and Barbecue a big success.

School board meets

The San Miguel School District Board meets this evening in the library at Lillian Larsen School, 1601 L St. in San Miguel. Open session begins at 6:30 p.m.

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