Community News, Aug. 23 edition | “Chalk it Up,” Reverend to be honored, bikers to raise money for veterans

“Chalk it Up” with Yosemite Democrats

The Yosemite Democrats will be hosting their “Chalk it Up” event on Saturday at Oakhurst Community Park.

The event will give attendees the opportunity to draw their ideal future in chalk.

“Let your imagination run wild. Healthy forests? Community gardens? Rainbows and Unicorns? Bring the whole family. All ages are invited and encouraged to participate,” read the group’s news release.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grace Community Church celebrates Reverend Brown

Reverend David Brown will preach his final sermon as pastor of Grace Community Church in North Fork on Aug. 26.

Brown, 73, has been the pastor of the church for the past seven years and will have his work celebrated after the church service at the Grace Hall at 56442 Road 200, North Fork, CA. The celebration will have music, food and will commend Brown and his wife, Linda Hammer-Brown, for their work within the community and church.

The church service will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Grace Community Church is in the process of choosing an interim pastor to replace Brown until a permanent pastor is found. Until the interim pastor is chosen, guest ministers will be brought in to preach on Sundays.

Bikers to raise funds for Caring Veterans

The Sierra Shadow Casters Motorcycle Club will be hosting its its annual Sierra Moonshine Poker Run fundraiser at the Caring Veteran’s of America, Inc. (CVA) monument in Coarsegold on Sept. 8. to raise money to for the CVA.

From 8 to 9 a.m., there will be a vehicle run through the Sierra Foothills, with poker played throughout. A donation of $30 for drivers and $20 for passengers will give attendees access to the morning’s event. Both motorcycle riders and automobile drivers are welcome.

Then at 1 p.m., the event will move to the Oakhurst Elks Lodge, where entrants will be charged $15 for food and entertainment. Once inside, those in attendance will be able to enjoy live music, courtesy of Fresno rock band Jaded, and homemade tacos from Joe’s Catering. This portion of the event is not meant for people under the age of 18.

Donors will also have an opportunity to win prizes in a raffle or bid for them in a silent action.

If interested in donating prizes in the price range of $10 to $40 or silent auction items priced at $80 or more, contact Paul Hall at 559-660-6440.