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Citrus Heights 4th Annual Mutt Strut Raises over $10,000 for Needs of Visually Impaired in Sacramento Area

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 10/9/2014

Saverio Barbagallo and Charlotte Soerensen With Medals
High school foreign exchange students Saverio Barbagallo from Italy and Charlotte Soerensen from Denmark sport their medals won during the 2K and 5K Run as part of the 4th Annual California Council of the Blind Mutt Strut.
Photo Courtesy Debi Martin

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - The last week of summer proved to be perfect timing for over 100 dog lovers to walk, run, and strut their canine companions as they helped raise funds and awareness for the blind and visually impaired in the Sacramento area.

The forth-annual California Council of the Blind (CCB) 2K/5K Mutt Strut run and walk took place on Saturday, September 13th at Rusch Park in Citrus Heights.

KCRA meteorologist Tamara Berg was again Master of Ceremonies. The event was organized and officially timed by On Your Mark Events out of Calaveras County.

Over 275 people participated in the event, including 106 race contenders from surrounding counties, more than 100 volunteers, and a dozen vendors. Family and friends cheered on their teams as they enjoyed the morning, which included a pancake breakfast put on by the Land Park Lion’s Club. Dawn Sirstad, owner of Good Eats was volunteer coordinator for the breakfast.

Jeff Thom, president of the California Council for the Blind explained that CCB is a national program which offers college scholarships, low interest loans for businesses, technology support, advocacy, crisis intervention, peer support, and information and referral services, all free of charge to their clients.

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The Capitol Pops Third Annual “Brews & Boos”

Posted: 10/9/2014

Capitol Pops Concert Band 2014
You are invited to join the Capitol Pops Concert Band at the third annual “Brews & Boos” event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive. Guests are invited to dress in their finest Bavarian/German attire or their scariest Halloween costume as the event marks the best of October, Oktoberfest, and Halloween.
Photo courtesy of Capitol Pops Concert Band

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - The public is invited to join the Capitol Pops Concert Band to celebrate October with the third annual “Brews & Boos” event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at the Citrus Heights Community Center, 6300 Fountain Square Drive.

Doors to the family-friendly, free, two-hour event open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are invited to purchase on-site tickets good for specialty German foods as well as snacks, desserts, sodas, and water to support the Capitol Pops. Proceeds will go to support the CPCB’s student scholarship fund and general expenses of the band.

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Pumpkin Farm Offers Tons of Pumpkins, History and Fun for the Whole Family

By Elise Spleiss
Posted: 10/9/2014

A Bright Orange Train of Wagons Carries Young Visitors
Tarik Habib (left), Carmella Lavie, Tela Wisdom, and Alessandro Obando enjoy the guided tour hayride in an 8-car train.
Photo by Elise Spleiss

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - One of Northern California’s oldest family-run pumpkin patches, The Pumpkin Farm at 7736 Old Auburn Road in Citrus Heights, has many attractions and activities to entertain and educate children and adults alike.

Through Halloween Day at 6 p.m., visitors will find a wide variety of farm rides and other fun attractions to keep them busy. Attractions include the newly revamped Haunted Barn, a jumping castle, and a 40-foot lookout tower and slide.

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Judy Steele, Kristy Hernandez, Valerie Lujan-Sundukos, Darla Buechner, Rita Seale, Corine Klasinski, and Claudia Ferguson With a Big Check
Members of GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club accept a check at recent veteran’s picnic from Rita Seale, American Woodmen representative (third from right). Funds were matched up to $2,500 by fundraisers in the community. Shown left to right: GFWC Citrus Heights Women’s Club members Judy Steele, Kristy Hernandez, Valerie Lujan-Sundukos, Darla Buechner (president), Rita Seale, Corine Klasinski, and Claudia Ferguson.
Photo courtesy of the CHWC Women’s Club

A Need Fulfilled

By Rita Seale
Posted: 9/18/2014

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - Modern Woodmen of America members in Citrus Heights recently helped raise money for the Citrus Heights Women’s Club by purchasing raffle tickets and dining at Buffalo Wild Wings at a special fundraiser.

The event, held on July 31, 2014, raised $4,578.78. This includes $2,289 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s Matching Fund Program. The money will be used to secure Rusch Park and help fund future Citrus Heights Veteran’s Appreciation picnics, which are free to veterans and their families.

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Clarence “Bud” Anderson and Congressman Ami Bera, With Honor Guard and Three Plane Flyby Salute
Triple Ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson (center) was saluted at the California Capital Airshow by an honor guard in vintage uniforms. WW II aircraft performed a fly- past after Congressman Ami Bera (second left) presented commendations to the 92-year- old.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner

Air Show Honors Triple Ace

By Susan Maxwell Skinner
Posted: 9/18/2014

MATHER, CA (MPG) - Arriving at Mather Field by airplane and vintage jeep, ace pilot Clarence “Bud” Anderson was guest of honor at the California Capital Airshow last weekend.

The event saluted more than 100 WWII veteran attendees, whom Congressman Ami Bera called “the greatest nation’s greatest generation.” Among the hundreds of contemporary aircraft at Mather Field, prop-powered fighters from the European and Pacific theaters were soaring war birds. Over two days, their fly-pasts and barrel rolls delighted 100,000 observers at Mather Airport.

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Historic Rusch Home and Gardens Work Day Yesteryear Volunteers Needed

By Karey Hansen, Recreation Coordinator II, SRPD
Posted: 9/18/2014

Inside the Rusch House, Sunlight and Rustic Furniture
Inside the mahogany lined foyer looking into the family room of the Historic Rusch Home and Gardens, which was built in 1914 after the original farmhouse burned down.
Photo courtesy of Sunrise Recreation and Park District

CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - On October 11, 2014, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., The Sunrise Recreation and Park District will be hosting a Volunteer Work Day at the Historic Rusch Home and Gardens in Citrus Heights located at 7301 Antelope Road in the West End of Rusch Park.

The Historic Rusch Home is a 1,712 square foot craftsman style home built in 1914 and is located within a 2.14-acre private garden setting.

Due to the uniqueness and historical significance of the property, upkeep of the home and grounds requires an extra level of detailed maintenance with opportunities available in the gardens, as well as on the inside and outside of the Home.

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Bird's Eye View of Potential City Hall Location
Potential Civic Center Complex Bird's Eye View

City Hall Relocation

Possible New Location

Special City Announcement
Posted: 9/10/2014

We are pleased that so many have attended meetings throughout this past year on the potential relocation of the City Hall. While many attendees liked the potential site on Antelope Road, many of you expressed concerns and favored keeping City Hall near the other city facilities, such as the Community Center and the Police Department.

Since the last meeting, a potential new site has become available (shown below) and the city is inviting you to attend a meeting to learn more about this potential new site.

City Hall Public Information Meeting
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Citrus Heights Community Center
6300 Fountain Square Drive

All interested parties are welcome to attend this meeting.

We want to hear what you think about this potential new location!


EcoHousing a New Trend

By Marty Maskall
Posted: 9/4/2014


500 Volunteers Needed at United Way’s Day of Caring Volunteer Extravaganza

United Way’s 2nd Annual Day Of Caring Kicks Off New Five-Year Strategic Plan

Posted: 9/4/2014


Calling all Dogs, Runners, Walkers and Their Humans

By Michael S. Dunne
with Elise Spleiss
Posted: 8/21/2014


Mercy San Juan Medical Center Guild

Posted: 8/21/2014


Free Safety Fair Coming to Citrus Town Center

By Connie Hall
Posted: 8/21/2014


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