Wednesday, January 14, 2015

American Red Cross Seeking Nominees for Local Heroes Recognition - Deadline for nominations is Fri Feb 13

Annual Event to Honor Local Residents Who Exhibited Heroism in 2014
SACRAMENTO, CA, Tuesday, January 13, 2015 – The American Red Cross of Sierra-Delta is seeking out local heroes of San Joaquin, Calaveras and Amador counties to be honored at the 13th Annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, to be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Wine & Roses in Lodi.
The Red Cross is asking community members to nominate individuals who they consider heroes. Do you know someone who has demonstrated an act(s) of heroism in the last year? Now is your chance to place them in the spotlight. Submit the story of your hero and why they should be recognized.
Candidates for nomination can be anyone who lives or works in San Joaquin, Calaveras or Amador Counties who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness. There are twelve different categories for nomination including firefighters, law enforcement officials, medical workers, good Samaritans and even animals who have performed heroic deeds.
In addition to honoring local heroes, the Red Cross will also recognize the winners of the Hero Essay Contest – a contest being conducted among local K-12 students in which participants write about their hero and what makes them heroic. Winning essays - one winner from grades K-6 and one from 7-12 – will be read before the audience during the breakfast!
The Heroes Breakfast is an opportunity to, not only honor those who have demonstrated courageous acts, but also to recognize the heroism which surrounds us and our communities everyday.
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 13, 2015. Nomination forms may be found at For more information about the event, contact Liza Cruz at (209) 986-0890, or email
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization – not a government agency – and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. The Sierra-Delta Chapter serves an eleven-county region including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, eastern Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Yolo counties.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sutter Creek’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party & Cajun Cook Off - Sat Feb 7

Sutter Creek’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party & Cajun Cook Off - Sat Feb 7
Saturday - February 7th, 2015  
6:30-10:30 at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main Street
Proceeds to: Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Restoration
Sponsored by: Manassero Insurance Agency
Presented by: Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation
More information at

It’s Mardi Gras! Masks, beads, costumes and fun! Time to get crazy and have fun for a good cause. Sample great Cajun food, dance to the live Cajun music of "Over The Edge", play Black Jack, have your fortune told and more! Come in Costume to make things more festive! Even be in the Costume Contest to win some prizes.
On Saturday evening, February 7th, 2015 the Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation will host the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party & Cajun Cook-Off, sponsored by Manassero Insurance. When Mardi Gras hits town, be ready for fun. From 6:30-10:30, the Sutter Creek Auditorium, (18 Main Street, Sutter Creek) will come alive with wonderful craziness that only happens during Mardi Gras. Tickets are $20, adults only over 21 years of age. This great event is tons of fun and is a fundraiser for the renovation of the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School.

Your ticket includes: Cajun Cook-Off tasting (taste bud alert for some great food)!! Restaurants and residents battle it out with their own Cajun concoctions for your pleasure. Visit each booth, try their Cajun recipe and then cast your vote for your favorite. Get ready to dance all night because your ticket also includes live Cajun Music by “Over The Edge” Free costume contest too! You might just win some prizes, so come in your wildest, most creative costume. If you aren't brave enough to come in costume, there will be face painters on hand to liven you up.
Want more at the event?  Black Jack and Poker tables add to the fun…try your luck to win prizes! The infamous Jail House, where the Sheriff will roam the room and you can have anyone arrested for just $2.00 and that person must pay $1.00 to get out of jail, (or be released after 10 minutes) Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes! Enter to win lots of great items. Madame Luna Bella Fortuna will be on hand to tell you your fortune.
Have a great Cajun recipe? We still have room for more teams. It's FREE to enter. Visit for an application. Show off your Cajun Cooking and join in the festivities. The team with the most votes wins cash and a trophy. There will also be prizes for Cajun Team Best Booth and Cajun Team Best Costume.

Want to advertise your business and help a good cause? Call 267-2237 or email to contribute something from your business for either the Auction or the Raffle. All items are greatly appreciated.
Don’t miss this great event! Saturday evening, February 7th  at 6:30 in Sutter Creek! For more information visit or call (209) 267-2237. Tickets available at The Music Box Company 64 Main Street, The Sutter Creek Visitor Center 71A Main Street and Amador Council of Tourism 115 Valley View Drive in Sutter Creek.

All Proceeds of this event go to the HISTORIC SUTTER CREEK GRAMMAR SCHOOL RESTORATION FUND. The School, which is on the National Historical Registry, number 15.904 by the Department of Interior, the National Parks Service in Washington D.C. and the California State Historic Registry #76000477, was built in 1871 and is currently vacant until repairs can be made. Please come and support this event and help get this historic school fixed. The Sutter Creek Community Benefit Foundation (SCCBF) has made the restoration of this beautiful building one of its current top projects. For more information on the SCCBF and their other projects, please visit WWW.SCCBF.ORG.