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Lincolnites draw together for Placer County's Heritage Trail

From the Archives
By: Shirley Russell Special to The News Messenger
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This past weekend was the first time Lincoln Area Archives Museum (LAAM) was invited to be part of Placer County’s Heritage Trail. Lincolnites backed the efforts of the museum volunteers to insure Lincoln’s successful presentation. A thank-you to everyone who participated, including the 208 visitors to the museum; Ted Winging, organizer of the Kiwanis of Lincoln who helped Smokey Reeves with two additional buggies; other Kiwanis included Terry Dorsey, Kevin Smith, Dan Gallaway and Jack Evertt; Lincoln Host Lions helped staff the daily shifts with members Kris and Rosemary Knutson, Dave Lucas, Dot and Bob Day, Lynda and Bob Collins, and Vernon Aguiar; and Lincoln Rotary Club member, museum volunteer and board President Elizabeth Jansen. Thank you to Kathy Dorsey of Wardrobe who gathered items from local businesses to place in two gift baskets; Fotos Market- water; Wardrobe – wine; Awful Annie’s – seasoning; Simple Pleasures – salad dressing and barbecue sauce; Sew Katie Jean – yardage; Umpqua Bank – coffee; Lincoln News Messenger – pens, note pads, music CD, Frisbees; Kim’s Country Kitchen – Sunday’s ice; Carrousel Cottage – soaps; and Nails by Sherilyn – nail files. A thank-you to Lincoln Public Works for back up to keep the museum cool for visitors. A special thank-you to The Lincoln News Messenger for coverage of the event and for continued support. Appreciation and thank you to Terrill Eck, Rebecca S. and Noreen Skillman, community volunteers; to the Native Daughters of the Golden West volunteers Dolores Martinez and Kathy Freeman; to Roberta Babcock, Joyce Magonigal and Shirley Russell, members of both Native Daughters of the Golden West and Native Sons of the Golden West; to Native Sons member Mike Kimbrough for painting the buggy standards, cleaning the buggies and bringing them in and out of storage. Thank you to Native Son members for their $500 sponsor donation to Placer County Museums and to members who were docents during the weekend: Glenn Allen, David Lightfoot, George Patterson, Nancy Peterson and Jan Tofft. A special thank-you to all who worked weeks to organize, clean and then work the weekend – Linda Aitken, Bill Clinton, Lynn Ethen, Kathy Freeman, Elizabeth Jansen, Karen Krenousky, Corole Leavell, Helen MacLaren, Jean Short, June Reeves, Shirley Russell and John Weatherup. Saturday’s basket winner was Nello Stefani of Lincoln and Sunday’s winner was Alyssa Shen of Roseville. Once again, Lincolnites have proven we are “better together.” Shirley Russell is Lincoln Area Archives Museum’s executive director.