The skies were illuminated over Bass Lake for July 4th as fireworks reflected in the water, with tens of thousands gathered to enjoy the show. The fireworks show was replaced by a laser light display last year due to low lake levels. Thousands stood on the lake’s shores or in boats to appreciate the return of the dazzling spectacle, with cheers heard throughout the mountains in celebration of America’s symbolic birthday.
Ezekiel Marr, 9, takes his responsibility very seriously during the Oakhurst Branch Library’s “Read to Win” event last week. Marr was one of several children selected to hold and turn the pages of a book on animals racing in Yosemite National Park, written by Mountain Area resident Steve Riley. In order to become good readers, Riley emphasized the importance of “practice, practice, practice” to the young crowd. The finale, during which a boys and girls bicycle will be awarded, takes place July 27. Details: (559) 683-4838.
Nearly 20 volleyball players from junior high to high school took part in Yosemite High School’s setter’s camp, held last week by YHS volleyball coach Michele Chenowith. Trainees participated in numerous events to hone their setting skills.