Remembering Community Friends
Losing legendary pillars of community is extremely difficult and leaves a vacancy that cannot be replaced. Earlier this year we lost Gerald â€œJerryâ€ Eugene Cassesi of Ione. Jerry belonged to many important groups in Ione and Amador County and was a leader to many local people. He cofounded the Ione Veterans Memorial Park and belonged to the Ione Rotary, IBCA, and Friends of Amador County. It was his tireless work and determination that contributed to preventing the proposed sale and expansion of the Buena Vista Landfill. He saved serious, longterm health and environmental consequences by vigorously pursuing this for over two years. A Clarkâ€™s Corner memory of Jerry revolves around his sweet tooth. He always would ask if we are going to sell donuts. Well Jerry, December 2nd is National Fritters Day and weâ€™re going to carry Apple Fritters on that day, just for you.
Ione Christmas Parade and Open House
When: Sat, December 12, 10:00am â€“ 12:30pm
Where: Main St, Ione, CA 95640, USA
Description: A family-fun event. The parade is on historic Ioneâ€™s Main Street and free pictures with Santa will be available. Everyone is welcome to join in the parade. Entrants include horse groups, music groups, classic cars, and much more.
Santa at Clarkâ€™s Corner - Plus cookie decorating
When: Sat, December 12, directly following the Ione Christmas Parade
Where: 12 W. Main St, Ione, CA 95640
Description: Continue the festivities after the parade at Clarkâ€™s Corner. Santa will be visiting the main dining room so bring the family into the warm, festive atmosphere.
An Olde Tyme Christmas Preston Castle
When: Sun, December 13, 10am â€“ 2pm
Where: Preston Castle, Ione, CA
Description: Travel back to olden times at the beautiful Preston Castle, from 10 am to 4 pm, and find lots of interesting arts, crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and other gift items while listening to Christmas Carols.
IBCA BOD meeting @ COGC
When: Thu, December 17, 8:30am â€“ 9:30am
Where: Castle Oaks Golf Club restaurant conference room