Firefighter Memorial Trees Planted in Ponderosa, Ca

Our little community came together (in a socially distant way, given the times) in May, to plant two trees in memory of Ray Figueroa and Patrick Jones.  Ray and Patrick were firefighters from Porterville, Ca who were both killed in the line of duty battling a library fire in February of this year.  They were both friends and colleagues of the Ponderosa Property Owners Association Volunteer Fire Brigade Chief Dave LaPere. Many from our community knew and respected Ray and Patrick…and were deeply saddened by their tragic deaths.
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There was a small gathering at the fire brigade building where the trees were planted. Jeff Gletne who is a resident of Ponderosa was able to get seedlings from the “Genesis” Sequoia tree in Mountain Home State Forest for the planting.
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We look forward to seeing these trees grow throughout the years, while we remember that Ray and Patrick made the ultimate sacrifice for their community.
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PPOA 4th of July, 2020….some changes!

In the recent PPOA newsletter there was information about the annual 4th of July festivities…but unfortunately plans have changed due to the pandemic.

“Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the Fourth of July event has been modified. The traditional BBQ, Music, and Auction have been canceled. However, the parade will still take place. We MAY hold a BBQ during Labor Day Weekend in September. This will depend on what the current social distancing requirements are at that time.” 

July 4th Parade Date

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PPOA Newsletter, May 2020

Check out all the news in Ponderosa….Memorial Day plans…4th of July Plans…and how the community has been dealing with Covid and the upcoming fire season.

Click here for all the news!

Also, for all the newsletters click here.

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A new PPOA Newsletter is here!

 PPOA Newsletters can be found at this link.

Or, for the recent one, please click here Feb. 2020 Newsletter. 🙂 

Cross your fingers for more snow!

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