The Wildwood Days Parade will be at noon on Sat., Aug. 7. Download information and an application here. Participation is free, there will be judging and prizes in three categories. The theme is 50 years of Wildwood Days.
Rio Dell will be celebrating the 50th year of the Wildwood Days community festival in 2021. It kicks off the evening of Thurs., Aug. 5 downtown with a firemen’s muster. Fri., Aug. 6 features kids’ activities including bouncers, fire truck rides and the soap box derby, and the start of the Dennis Wendt softball tourney, as well as the Ernie Canaday car cruise, barbeque and dance and ends with a street dance featuring the Red Line band from 9 to 11 p.m. at DJ’s Burger Bar.
Saturday, Aug. 7 starts with a bocce tournament at 9 a.m., the continued softball tourney, the opening of the vendors and craft fair at 10 and a book sale at the library. There’s a parade at noon, a music festival in the park at 1 p.m., a Texas Holdem tourney at 7 p.m. and fireworks at the school field at 9:45 p.m. to celebrate the event’s 50th year. You can donate to the fireworks at a gofundme site online.
Sunday, Aug. 8 opens with the car show and shine at 9 a.m. in front of city hall and the duck race and the continuation of the softball tournament, vendor fair, and book sale. The firemen’s Bar-Be-Que will be at noon followed by an auction at 1 p.m.
The chamber, in compliance with “Safe at home” practices to contain the spread of Covid-19, is closed and not having activities that are usually scheduled. Reopening the chamber is part of Stage 4 as it stands now in the state’s guidelines, for activities and groups. Meanwhile, the chamber newsletter and Facebook page will continue to alert people to activities being planned for the future and things that are happening now, although differently than usual. The chamber board is meeting by phone at noon on the first Friday of the month instead of in person. Our minutes are posted under Chamber Business on this site.
Once, Rio Dell had flags on Wildwood for holiday weekends, though the flags are no longer in use, or available. The chamber is seeking to bring back that tradition, with the purchase of flags to place along Wildwood, with poles and a plaque on each to name the sponsor. Here’s your chance to sponsor a flag that would be placed out for holiday and other celebratory events (Wildwood Days for example) for years to come.The cost is $50 –you can have a 2-to 3-line message of up to 15 characters each line on the plaque. This would be a great way to honor a family member, friend, or other loved one on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, an anniversary, birthday or wedding . . . with an ongoing beautification of the community. Contact the chamber of commerce at 506-5081 or email@example.com questions, or send your check for $50 with your inscription message to PO Box 95, Rio Dell, CA 95562.
The Chamber of Commerce will remain closed to business for the foreseeable future in order to protect the health of the community and to comply with requests to shelter in place.
Our monthly board meeting, scheduled for April 3, will be conducted by the board through online communications.
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The Humboldt County Planning Commission voted not to approve the windfarm proposal. Terra-Gen is appealing and the matter is scheduled to go to the Board of Supervisors Dec. 16. Opponents, which includes the City of Rio Dell and the Town of Scotia LLC, are gathering signatures on a petition and planning a march from the Winema Theater in Scotia to Rio Dell City Hall on Sat., Dec. 14.