Two first graders from Kalmiopsis Elementary School search for the perfect pumpkin during a field trip Monday to a private garden along the Winchuck River.
Students at Kalmiopsis Elementary School have been treated to picking pumpkins at a private farm on the Winchuck River. In addition to bringing home a pumpkin, children got to tour the property, watch cider being made in an apple press and were treated to muffins.
Vulcan Lake and the expanse of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, one of the original wilderness areas designated in 1964, can be seen from atop Vulcan Peak.
Outdoor lovers will have the opportunity to learn more about the wilderness in their backyard during the upcoming celebration of the 50th anniversary of America’s Wilderness Act.
Events are scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10, 11 and 12, at locations throughout Curry County. Events are sponsored by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest in partnership with the South Coast and Lower Rogue watershed councils and the Kalmiopsis Audubon Society.
For more information about the events, contact Kim Hunter at 541-247-3636.
A Rotarian empties a bin full of toy cats on dogs from helicopter piloted by Dan Brattain during a fundraising event at Port of Brookings Harbor.
Approximately $14,100 was raised for nonprofit organizations during the Rotary International of Brookings’ Raining Cats and Dogs event Saturday at the Port of Brookings Harbor Kite Field.
Nonprofits weren’t the only ones who benefited. After Bonnie Northrup, event chair, matched the numbers on the toy dogs and cats to the numbers of the “adoption” papers, a Harbor resident became $5,000 richer as the grand prize winner.