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San Miguel sidewalks to get spruced up on Downtown Garden Day

Saturday is San Miguel’s Downtown Garden Day to clean and prepare sidewalk gardens for summer. Volunteers meet at the San Miguel Coffee Station with gloves and tools to spend a couple of hours, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., working in the dirt and leaving with the knowledge that they have helped to beautify their community.

History Project kiosk coming along

The History Project continues with the new kiosk in Father Reginald Park next to Mission San Miguel. The kiosk was a joint effort. The base and frame were done by Eagle Scout Jacob Cagliero as his Eagle project with help from his father, Phillip Cagliero. Steve Kalar and Laverne Witcosky Buckman did the planning. County Supervisor Frank Mecham added a contribution from his Community Project Grant funds. Steve Kalar and Gib Buckman put the first panel in place. JoJean Witcosky Schieve did the graphic design. More panels will be added as they are completed.

Applications due for Sagebrush Days

Sagebrush Days on Saturday, April 23, are galloping toward us! There is still time to send in applications for the parade, Peddlers’ Faire and the Apple Pie Contest — they are due by April 20. The applications are at Special guests outgoing Supervisor Mecham and his assistant Vicki Fogelman will be honored. Donations are always welcome and hands-on helpers for parade day are vital to its success. For more information call Mike Sanders at 712-9120 or Laverne Buckman at 467-3467.

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Lynne Schmitz’ column is special to The Tribune. She is a longtime resident of San Miguel and her column appears here weekly. Reach her at (with “San Miguel News” in the subject line) or at 805-467-3565.