A Wonderful Local Story From 1991

I’ve been looking through a lot of my old Alpenhorn newspapers and having a wonderful “look back” from so many years as the owner. I recently came upon one that isn’t an “antique” so to speak but it was from the March 7, 1991 issue. One of the most giving person in our Running Springs community, Dixi Willemse, was part of that story. The story I’m looking at for that issue had a lot to say about Girl Scout cookies. “Thanks to the generosity of Riverside and San Bernardino County residents, Americans serving in the Persian Gulf will receive a taste of home soon as 108,780 boxes of Girls Scout cookies made their way to the war zone. The San Gorgonio’s Scout Council’s “Troops for Troops” program offered local residents the opportunity to buy Girls Scout cookies to send to military personnel stationed in the Middle East. Girls began selling cooking on January 25, 1991 and they continued through February 9 when the program ended. The cookies were to be shipped to the Middle East and it was coordinated by the Defense Logistics Agency in Philadelphia. In August and September many people inquired about the cookies and how to ship them. March Air Force Base was originally approached about the possibility of transporting the cookies to the Middle East, but because of the success of the “Troops for Troops” program and the large quantities of cookies that were sold, the Defense Logistics Agency stepped in to honor the delivery commitment. Needless to say in August and September when the troops were first being moved into Saudi Arabia they received many inquiries about Girl Scout Cookies., especially the Peanut Butter Sandwich cookies.Between the help of many people our troops got to munch away on those delicious cooking that people all around the country just can’t get enough of………Thanks to all and to anyone, including “our” Dixi who has given so much of her life to so many people throughout the years. If a diamond is a gem, it can’t be better than Dixie and others who care so much about our troops and our world..

Hello All, I’m back!

Well, I took quite a long time from posting so I hope that I didn’t disappoint any of you. My oldest granddaughter is getting married soon and I have been the lucky grandmother to be able to be around for a lot of the wedding fun and excitement. Somehow I can’t believe that Maddi is getting married but I am also so happy for her and her beau. that they have found love. In the meantime a big “thank you” (again and again) to the Golden Oaks for donating funds for the always fun Running Springs Easter Egg Hunt that was held April 20. I bet all the children had a wonderful time (as they always do). The Golden Oaks have been such a great group of people who do so much for our community and the have done that ever since it began so many years ago.

The Easter Bunny Will Be Hop, Hop, Hoping into Running Springs

The annual Running Springs Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11 a.m. (promptly) on April 20 at the area next to First Foundation Bank in Running Springs. The bunny is scheduled to arrive at 10:30 a.m. so if you want to take some photos be sure to take your camera as well as an Easter Basket to make it more festive. With the snow we’ve had you might want to make sure that you take your boots. (because the “bunny area” may still be muddy. This longtime event is sponsored by the Running Springs Area Chamber of Commerce/ This special annual event is free and it’s always fun to watch the children scamper around looking or Easter eggs.In addition to the egg hunt there will be drawings for prizes that are donated by The Cut Above, Pali Retreats, Snow Valley and the Golden Oaks so for some really great Easter fun “hop” on over to the fun area next to First Foundation Bank in “downtown” Running Springs. You might want to take a jacket or warm sweater in case the weather is chilly.

Happy Birthdays To………..

Happy birthday to some wonderful friends who celebrate on March 31 (today, I do believe…………)

I hope wonderful vicki Vance, Sunny Meza and Taber Downey all had a great time celebrating their birthdays today (March 31). What a great, beautiful day in the mountains to enjoy your birthdays (even if you went elsewhere to celebrate but returned tome to your abode)s. Happy birthdays to all three of you!

Joan Moseley

Rim Nordic Open Through March 17 for Snow Shooing Only!

Well, this has been a difficult year for Rim Nordic due to little “real” snow this year in the San Bernardino mountains. The local (and great) cross-country ski area will be shutting their “doors” so to speak after March 17 so if you want to get the last of this year’s snowshoeing grab your snow shoes because the site will be open for snow shooing so grab your shoes and head to Rim Nordic (directly across from Snow Valley Mountain Resort on Hwy. 18) to enjoy the last day of this year’s snow shooing. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rentals are available for snow shooing.