The Oakhurst Community Alliance, a non-profit foundation formed in 2011, has announced it is dissolving. In order to legally complete the dissolution, the remaining funds in the OCS account, $5,344, must be distributed to another 501(c)(3) organization. The board of OCA voted to transfer the remaining remaining to the Eastern Madera County Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The EMCCC Foundation has completed many community projects over the years, including the Oakhurst River Parkway. In addition it has administered a number of grants for other community non-profit organizations. The Foundation is currently maintaining the River Parkway trails, the property at the corner of Highways 41 and 49 and the old Midway Market property. S. Kent Foster, treasurer of OCA, presented the $5,344 check to Karen White, president of the EMCCC Foundation. The funds will be used for future community projects.
Brian WilkinsonSierra Star
Late last week before the snows pounded the Mountain Area, Lizzie Mae Miller, 7, was so excited about the heavy rains that she asked her mom, Rhoni, to pull over so she could check out the high waters in the Fresno River. Rhoni calls Lizzie her “rain girl,” because as a baby, she would run outside to play and dance in the rain before mom placed her in a warm bath. Lizzie is a Wasuma first-grader. When it was all said and done on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, the Central Sierra was at 195% of yearly averages with 31.7 inches of snow.
Morgan VoorhisSierra Star
Golden Chain Theatre President Sarah Persson, left, presented Yosemite High School Music Director Francisco Marquez and the YHS Band Boosters with a donation of $1,000 on Jan. 11. The YHS music department was selected as the community organization that best fit the theme of the GCT’s fall musical production, “The Music Man.” Funds for the donation were generated from a portion of the ticket sales from the successful production.
Steve MontaltoSpecial to Sierra Star
Because of the bad weather, the Yosemite High School Theatre Arts 2 performance of Bye Bye Bully, originally scheduled for Jan. 20 has been postponed to 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26. The production consists of six short plays, dealing with cyberbullying and its consequences. Here standing, from left, are students Peter Cresci, Ryan O’Meara, Monique Ades and Brandi Sneed; kneeling is Grace Fries, who plays a nerd being picked on by the others while teacher Sneed tries to intervene. YHS Theatre Arts teacher Lars Thorson hopes that audience members come away from this experience with a deeper understanding of this serious social issue. Tickets are $5 for everyone. Details: (559) 683-4667 ext. 256.
Lars ThorsonSubmitted Photo