Was that a great Fourth of July celebration? Rather than giving you my post-game assessment, I’ll let a couple of e-mails do the job. The first is from Bicoastal Media Radio manager René Shanle-Hutzell to Chamber Executive Director Jeff Parmer. Some excerpts:
“Wanted to reach out and say thanks for all your work on the Fourth of July. The Beachfront layout was very good. The food vendors were great, on the grass…bringing more people to the actual beachfront. The Margaritaville stand was a hit ... Of course, how you got the weather to cooperate, that’s the real compliment! … It was still 63 degrees at 8 p.m. and the wind magically died down for the fireworks.”
And from Jeff’s response:
• Tri tip: Richard Juneau, first place; John Skaggs, second
• Chicken: Team Mombos, first place; Richard Juneau, second
• Pork ribs: Team Mombos, first; Thomas Family BBQ, second
Flying at 98
Among the winners of drawings for free helicopter rides at Cal-Ore Life Flight’s recent open house was a Crescent City resident born long before the first choppers were in the air.
Mable enjoyed the ride, said her daughter, Mary Rhodes, also of Crescent City. Her mother grew up in a one-room log cabin with a dirt floor on a New Mexico homestead.
Unfortunately, Crescent City lost one of its grand older ladies on the Fourth of July with the passing of Eleanor Peepe, 87.
You may recall a Triplicate feature last December about Eleanor, who had about 400 versions of Santa Claus inside a display case in her living room. She also had a kind word for everyone who passed by her house.
Funeral services will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel on Friday at 10 a.m., with interment to follow at the IOOF Memorial Cemetery.