December 2015.
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Welcome to the Clark's Corner Newsletter

Wishing you all the joys and happiness of the holiday season. Thank you for all of the support these past 7 years.

December Events & Specials

December 2nd
National Fritters Day - honoring Jerry Cassesi
December 3rd
*Rotary Dinner (Ione Elementary Choir Performs) 6:00 pm
* Chicken Marsala, Garlic Mashed Potaoes, Green Beans W/Bacon, Rolls W/butter

December 4th
5pm Prime Rib Dinner - Dennis Yancey on Piano
December 5th
*7pm Music: Jeramy Norris & the Dangerous Mood;
*Garlic Stuffed Pork Roast, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Cauliflower/Broccoli/Carrot Medley, & Rolls W/Butter

December 7th
*9am Clark’s Kids;
* Beef Shanks over Polenta & a Garden Salad

December 10th
*5pm Dinner Special: Chicken & Dumplings Stew with Corn Bread
*6pm Trivia

December 11th
5pm Prime Rib Dinner - Dennis Yancey on Piano
December 12th
*11am City of Ione Christmas Parade;
*5pm Dinner Special; Meat Lovers Lasagna, Caesar Salad, & Rolls W/Butter
*6pm Rachel Wilson Sings Holiday Songs; Santa at Clark’s Corner and
Cookie Decoration

December 14th
*9am Clark’s Kids
*Crispy Georgia Chicken Breast, Green Beans, Sweet Corn & a Garden Salad (WWP-6)

December 16th
6:30pm Bingo
December 17th
*5pm Dinner Special; Hot Pastrami Sandwich with Swiss Cheese, and Cole Slaw
*Wright Brothers Day
December 18th
5pm Prime Rib Dinner - Dennis Yancey on Piano
December 19th
5pm Dinner Special; Beef Tacos (Street Style), Beans & Rice. Served with Lime and Radishes
December 20th
5pm Banquet Room Booked; Anniversary of “It’s a Wonderful Life” Premiere (1946)
December 21st
*9am Clark’s Kids
* Meat & Mushroom Lasagna and a Garden Salad (WWP-8)

December 22st
7pm Banquet Room Booked
December 21st
*9am Clark’s Kids
* Meat & Mushroom Lasagna and a Garden Salad (WWP-8)

December 24th
Christmas Eve Clark’s Corner is closing at 2:00 pm
December 25th
Merry Christmas - CLOSED
December 26th
5pm Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Steamed Broccoli, & Rolls W/Butter - Dennis Yancey on Piano
December 28th
*9am Clark’s Kids
* Wheat Penne Pasta with a Bolognese Sauce with a Garden Salad (Vegetarian) (WWP-8)

December 31th
*5pm Dinner Special; Smoked Tri-Tip W/Horseradish Sauce, Macaroni Salad, & Rolls W/Butter
*8pm 30 Years After Music - New Years Eve Party 9-Midnight or after! (Beer Specials, Champagne Specials, Prizes)

January 1st
Happy New Year! 2016- 5pm Prime Rib Dinner - Dennis Yancey on Piano

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 “Jerry” 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 Clark’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 we’re going to carry Apple Fritters on that day, just for you.

Ione Christmas Parade and Open House

When: Sat, December 12, 10:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Main St, Ione, CA 95640, USA
Description: A family-fun event. The parade is on historic Ione’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 Clark’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 Clark’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 – 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 – 9:30am
Where: Castle Oaks Golf Club restaurant conference room




John Vogan arrived in California in 1849. After starting a stage line in Sacramento, he entered into a partnership with Charles Green and moved his headquarters to the Q Ranch, which put Ione on the map!

They had a stage running from Sacramento to Sonora, with each ticket priced at $20. The Q Ranch in Ione provided fresh animals. It soon grew to support all types of travel including freight and gold bullion wagons that “laid-over” in Ione. Look for the two old oak trees on the right about 100 yards down Winter Road off of Highway 104. That was the entrance to the Q Ranch, the Ione stage stop. The field across the street was the area’s first horse race track.