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The Reign of the Rose – August 2012

Posted By on July 31, 2012

Mary Ann Harper, El Dorado Rose – 2011, agreed to share her reign with our Center. Each month, Mary Ann offered us a look at what was happening as a result of her special status.

Final Report to Shingle Springs Community Center – August 2012

This past year has been a whirlwind of activities –

As the El Dorado Rose, it began with the pleasure and honor of:

  • Congratulating winners of the Studebaker Wheelbarrow Races @ 2011 Co Fair
  • I was able to be a part of:
    • 27 Special Events,
    • 19 Chamber of Commerce mixers,
    • 17 combined Ribbon Cuttings / Grand Openings / Open House Ceremonies,
      • Which included:
      • Cowboys & Cornbread Festival in Camino
      • Historical R.R. Celebration in El Dorado
      • Mt Demo 160th year celebration
      • Pollock Pines 4th of July parade
      • Opening ceremonies of the California State Fair
      • 150th Celebration of the Placerville Episcopal Church
      • Shingle Springs Community Center’s 60th anniversary Celebration
      • Pollock Pines’ Neighborhood Night Out
      • Greeting the Skagit in downtown Latrobe as it arrived from Folsom
      • Speaking of the Rose Program at the Clarksville Historical Society
      • Speaking of local history at a ladies luncheon in Cameron Park
      • Participating in the Butterfly Concert at the Co Fairgrounds
      • Lighting of the P’Ville Christmas Tree
      • Riding in the P’Ville Christmas Parade
      • Clarksville “Historical Days” Celebration
      • Ag Expo / 4H Round-up / Chili cook-off @ the El Dorado Co Fairgrounds
      • Ground breaking ceremony for the El Dorado Roses’ Adopt-a-spot @ fairgrounds
      • Wagon Train in Pollock Pines, Camino & through Down Town Placerville – which arrived way too late for me to participate in Placerville Hardware’s 160th anniversary celebration
      • Participating in the opening ceremony of the El Dorado County Fair
      • And, the placement of a marker at the Fausel House by the Daughters of the American Revolution this afternoon

The highlight has been being a part of so many Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings and seeing the optimism on the faces of these new business owners.

The lowest point was not being at Placerville Hardware’s 160th Anniversary because I was still on the Wagon Train.

I just wanted to do it all !!!!

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The Shingle Springs Community Center is the essence of a traditional hub for family social events in our foothill area.