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San Miguel celebrates with a festive Christmas parade. Here’s who took home an award

Lynne Schmitz
Lynne Schmitz

The San Miguel Christmas Crafts Faire and Parade was a joyful occasion thanks to all who participated.

Winners were: Best Entry Overall, Almond Acres Academy and Lillian Larsen School (tied); Best Float, “Preschool Presents”; Best Individual, Cold Stone Creamery VW Bus; Best Group, Vehicles, Camp Roberts; Best Walking/Marching Group, Folklorico Dancers; Parade Committee Special Award, Mission San Miguel Youth Nativity Scene Float.

Congratulations to all!

Quilts for fire victims

The Sewing Group that meets weekly at the San Miguel Senior Center made and sent more than 30 quilts, from lap size to full size, to victims of the Northern California fires.

If you love to sew and would like to join the Group call Jo Smithen at 805-423-3091 for information.

Christmas Masses

At Mission San Miguel, Christmas Eve masses will be held at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. (bilingual). Christmas Day masses are at 8 a.m. and noon in English and 2 p.m. in Spanish.

Garage cleanup

The old garage at 14th and Mission is looking much neater after a clean-up by Rick Decatur and Anthony Elisarraras (Ant’s Tractors). Thank you from the town.

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.
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