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San Miguel Library is calling all sewing fans to Crafty Wednesdays

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

In celebration of National Sewing Month, the San Miguel Library invites stitchers of all ages to sew projects on Crafty Wednesdays each week in September from 1 to 4 p.m.

The full-service library has much more than books and magazines. It also has CDs, DVDs, games and WiFi internet. Visit the San Miguel Library next to the soccer field by the park.

Old Timers Picnic

The weather was perfect for the Lions Club Old Timers Picnic in the park, with 210 people attending and 79 dinners served free to people 80 years of age and older. The most senior man and woman attending were Henry Barba, 104, and Irene Marquart, 97. A good time was had by all.

Who won at the car show

The Labor Day Car Show was well attended with some 200 cars entered.

Top winners were: Best of Show, Tom Fowler’s 1962 Bubble-Top Chevy Bel Air; People’s Choice, Art Serna’s 1935 Ford Coupe; Chamber President Award, Brad Garrison’s 1960 VW Kombi; King Oil Tools Presenter Award, Russ Andrew’s 1962 Ford Galaxie; Hogue Inc. Presenter Award, Jim and Amy Johnston’s 1970 Dodge Dart; and Elkhorn Presenter Award, Bill Hass’ 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe. Awards were given in 21 classes.

Fiesta coming up

The annual San Miguel Mission Fiesta will be held on Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with raffle tickets being sold in the Mission Gift Shop for $2 each or 12 for $10. The top prize is $500. Donations are being accepted for the silent auction.


Sept. 12 at 4:30 p.m.: Holiday Parade Committee meeting at San Miguel Mercantile. They welcome new ideas and volunteers. The Parade and Crafts Faire will be held on Dec. 15.

At the San Miguel Senior Center, 601 12th St. (East):

Sept. 13 at 6 p.m.: Community potluck – bring a dish to share

Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m.: Community bingo — 10 games at 50 cents a card

Go to to (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 every other Thursday. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.