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Redding Smokejumpers Turn 50

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The Redding Smokejumper Base will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on May 19th 2007.

50 years as an operational smokejumper base in California is quite an accomplishment. Anyone and everyone who has contributed to the success of this smokejumper base is invited to celebrate our anniversary. Let's face it, this includes just about everybody. If you are not quite convinced you should attend, think of it as a primer for the National Smokejumper Reunion in Boise just three weeks later.

This is a one-day affair that will include an open house and evening social.

Open House from 8am to 4:30 pm: The base will be opened up for the day and offer in-depth tours and demonstrations to all visitors.

Evening social from 6pm until midnight:

The evening of the 19th is when the informal celebrating will begin. We have reserved a hall in Caldwell Park (right on the banks of the beautiful Sacramento River) and will have a Santa Maria style Barbeque (Tri-Tip, beans, bread, salad etc) which can be washed down with some of the finest libations California breweries have to offer. A special video will be shown and a skit by the Rookie class of 2007 will culminate what should be a wonderful spring evening in Redding.

The price: Fifteen dollars per person, spouses and kids are free.
RSVP by May 10th 2007, and make checks payable to the Smokejumper Welfare Fund.

Mail to:
Redding Smokejumpers
ATT: Annette Moore
6101 Airport Road
Redding CA, 96002