Flo Merlo has accepted our invitation to attend our Stirling City Old Timers Picnic and speak about the past and future of Clotilde Merlo Park. She will bring five (5) guests with her, including the Executive Business Manager, CPA and Board member of the Foundation. Please help us greet Flo and her guests, Saturday, August 7, 2021.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
10:00 to 2:00 at Merlo Park (lunch will be available)
2:00 to 4:00 at Museum (free Root Beer Floats!)
Anybody interested in joining friends is invited!
Stirling City Old Timer's Picnic
2020-2021 Report and ReviewFebruary 14, 2021
The Stirling City Old Timer’s Picnic Committee (SCOTP) was initiated August 1st, 2020 following the resignation of long-time, past chair Madelyn Henry.
Volunteer committee members were Marilyn Meyer, Darlene Bonehane, Teri Hyatt, Ron Scott, Lance Orner, Pete Cuming, Bill and LaVon Dennison. Nirvana Haver was invited to the committee during the August 29th, 2020 committee meeting.
One of the primary goals established during our first meeting (April 16, 2020) was... "To Broaden the SCOTP invitations beyond those who had resided in Stirling City prior to 1958 that included future generations and all others who are interested in preserving and learning about the rich heritage of Stirling City and The Diamond Match Company".
Because of uncertainty of the availability of Clotilde Merlo Park, Pete Cuming had volunteered to obtain Stirling City Historic Society Board agreement to hold our picnic at the Museum on the Skyway. Pete and Glenda Chombeau spent considerable effort in installing new display cabinets and other work in preparation for the SCOTP. Due to the Pandemic the Museum was closed just a week prior to the Picnic. Thanks to Tyrel Batz, we were able to secure a last-minute reservation (with a wedding party) at the Park.
During our August 29, 2010 Committee meeting, the SCOT Picnic was declared a Success based on discussions, including these reports:
Approximately 75-85, which was good considering the uncertainty of the COVID-19 restrictions.
Archie Scott provided insight into his family and Stirling City history. Video is available online
Rob Hanford summarized the interviews which he held with the late Red Keller.
Bob Meyer gave a brief report on the accomplishment of the Cemetery by local leaders and Sierra Pacific Industries.
Carol Lewis of the local veterans and her new Pain-staking project; A copy of the Mrs. "Wampy" Wambold's 75 year-old scrap book of newspaper articles about our our local boys who served and died in WWII.
Glenda Chombeau SCHS officer of photos of past SCOT Picnics.
Madelyn Henry was given a Printed Plague and Special Basket in appreciation of Her services as Old Timer's Picnic Chairperson. Due to her absence, these were delivered to Madelyn's home. Chairman Dennison, also mailed her a special invitation and note of appreciation on behalf of the Committee.
Marilyn Meyer: Food Chair
Darlene Bohneman: Invitations Chair
Pete Cuming: SCHS liaison and "Trouble-shooter".
Ron Scott-Treasurer: established a SCOTP bank account.
Lance Orner: Webmaster; establishing a website.
Tyrel Batz: Clotilde Merlo Park Manager
Bill Dennison: SCOTP Chair
Proposals for changing the name of the Picnic were discussed in some detail to determine if a new name may encourage an increase in attendance. It was determined to continue the same name, but add parenthetically (Old and New)..
Stirling City Old Timer's Picnic(Old and New)
Date and Location of the 2021 Stirling City Old Timer’s Picnic.
The Picnic will be held on the August 7th…the first Saturday in August. The location will begin at 10 a.m. in Clotilde Merlo Park. With coordinated efforts with Stirling City History Society, we hope to move our afternoon festivities to the Museum.
Stirling City Historical Society website
We are also working with the Stirling City Historical Society to improve sharing for everybody, and a long term archive for digital photos and assets. Lance Orner is the webmaster for both sites, and will be increasing capability. If you have contributions to either site, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please stay tuned for more information about the August 7, 2021 SCOTP
You may direct your questions to me, Bill Dennison: email@example.com 530-258-1489.
Bill Dennison SCOTP Committee, Chair
Thank you to Tyrel Batz for all of the work he's done for the Old Timers Picnic. At the last board meeting, Bill proprosed writing a thank you note, this was approved by the Board, and I've posted it here.
Ron Scott contributed most of the photos here. The formatting of this album will probably change in the future as I work with ways to attribute individual photos.
Wow! Even considering all of the strange things happening these days, we had an awesome turnout at the 2020 Old Timers picnic. Looks like about 75-80 people turned up, and we had a great time.
We will be posting some of the presentations. Stay tuned!
Archie Scott recalls growing up in Stirling City at the 2020 Stirling City Old Timers Picnic. Recalls Horace Brakebill, Keith Henry, Wayne Orner, sledding on Manzanita, catching a skunk, and problems with letting a campfire get out of control.
Thank you to Ron Scott for filming this.
Saturday, August 1, 2020, 10am - 4pm
Due to Covid-19 concerns, we have changed to have the picnic at Merlo Park, but please visit the Museum with your visit.
Chat with Old Friends
See the Museum of your History
Foodtrucks available or bring your own lunch