Big Valley Days 2006

Adin California

Looking down a tree shaded highway with crouds and a Big Valley Days Banner over the road.

A hot day, but beautiful tree lined Adin helped out!

Adin California, 24 June, 2006
Copyright 2006 Big Valley

Big Valley Days is a yearly tradition in Big Valley and is usually shared between Bieber (Last Year) and Adin (This Year). It's a great celebration for just plain fun and for local folks getting to meet each other and show off their pretty stuff.

This year, Paula Copps of Adin did the hard work of organizing the event. Paula put together the 2 day celebration which was climaxed by a fireworks show on Sunday after dark.

There was much more than a parade the schedule of the 2 days is shown below

Saturday, June 24th

 Lookout 4-H Pancake Breakfast 6:00a.m.-10:00a.m.
Fun Run 8:AM
The Early Bird Walk and Watch 6:30am (Ash Creek Wildlife Area)
Parade Line-up 8 AM (Cemetary Rd.)
Parade - 10:00a.m.
 Booths - 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Fun Bike Ride for Kids, 11 AM.
SoapBox Derby, 12:30 PM (Elementary School Hill)
Big Valley Museum-Raffle and activities
Bingo 2PM to 4PM (Adin Community Hall)
Horseshoe tournament
Quilt Show - 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (Elementary School)
Cow Chip Bingo
Logging Show - 5:00p.m. (Copp's Irrigation)
Bar-B-Que - 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. ?
Karaolke/Dance/Talent Show - 8:00p.m. - ?
Soft Ball Games - Starting in morning and running all day


Sunday, June 25th

Providence. 4-H Pancake Breakfast 6:00-10:00a.m.
Church-In-The-Park 8:00a.m.
Booths 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Bingo 2 PM to 4PM (Adin Community Hall)
Horseshoe Tournament
Quilt Show 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. (Elementary School)
Hay Judging Contest 1:00p.m.
Rummage Sale, All Day
Hay Bucking Contest 3:00p.m.
Hay Auction 4 PM.
Volunteer Fire Dept. Races 3:00p.m. (Community Hall Parking Lot)
50/50 Raffle- Winner to be announced.
Dinner at the Community Hall 4 PM to 8 PM.
FireWorks -After Dark
Soft Ball Games - All Day

The theme for this year was wheelbarrows, and although there were decorated wheelbarrows throughout town, only one wheelbarrow showed up in the parade.

A young man driving an antique red tractor.

1948 Farmall Tractor

Jeremiah St. John from Lookout got to drive a real tractor on city streets. It's a nice 1948 Farmall tractor.

Girl on horse followed by a covered wagon pulled by 2 horses. Wagon Driver is in costume.

Covered Wagon pulled by percheron paint horses.

Tom Rucker and Susan Walker from Adin came with this nicely decorated covered wagon. That's Savanna Woods from Santa Rosa riding Bell in front.

White pyranese dogs with owner.

Great Pyrenees (the dogs)

These fine fellows can be seen around Lookout. They are Buddy and Merlin. From a distance they look like sheep. Today they joined the parade with their owner Norm Carpadus from Lookout. Norm is the taller one in white.

Man and daughter pose in front of 1940's white pickup.

1939 Ford Pickup

Glen Zane and his daughter Trudy drove from Redding to participate in the parade. Glen is the owner, operator and investor in  the Big Valley Power plant in Bieber. He often comes to the area to participate in events.

A Yellow 1940's car with man and wife posing.

1948 Plymouth

Alen an June Johnson from Adin brought this fine yellow 1948 Plymouth convertable to the parade.

An "Okie" car with a sign "Adin Californiy or bust"

Adin or Bust!

Looks like the Okies actually made it. It probably gets better gas milage than a big 4 wheel drive pickup!  

A nice looking lady with cowgirl hat on a horse.

Just another pretty cowgirl!

A Blue Model T with owner

1922 Model T

Paul Young of Adin shows off his new car. It's a 1922 Model T Ford.

Modoc County Sheriff on motorcycle followed by pose on all terrain vehicles.

The Modoc Sheriff Posse

Bruce Mix gets to lead the posse for the last time since his retirement. He is followed by the Sheriff's posse which helps in search and rescue tasks.

The 4H club on their float with American Flag

Providence 4H

The Providence 4H club is the 4H club out of Adin. Here they are with green 4H hats.

VFW with American Flag and jeep

VFW and Jeep

Our local VFW shows up at funerals. This was a happy occasion for them for a change.

Man and Lady Announcers at Radio KCNO KCFJ table.

We were on the radio!

Globianne Weigand and Dan Collis from local radio staions KCFJ and KCNO did live coverage of the parade.

Our local announcer, Sam, at the microphone.

Sam Clark

We had our own announcer over a public address system, Sam Clark from Big Valley.

Willie Shepard with white beard on an old red tractor.

Willy Shepard on his old tractor

Willy Shepard from outside of Lookout is a Big Valley icon. He's the fellow who has the annual tractor and old machinery show at his ranch outside of Lookout. Today he drives this old Case tractor.

Pickup truck with cub scouts holding their flag of Pack 636

Cub Scout Troop 636

Newly formed Cub Scout troop for Big Valley had to show off and let people know there now is a Cub Scout Troop in town.

A 3 person (joke) wheelbarrow with seniors pushing it.

50+ Club

The 50 plus club of Big Valley paraded it's 3 man wheelbarrow. The 50 plus club sponsors senior meals and services for all Big Valley residents and also offere low cost medic alert phone dialers for real low prices.

A flatbed with women dressed in scarlet and umbrellas.

Scarlet Plums

A bright blue horse drawn wagon with riders

Just a nice horse drawn wagon!

Old Carl Parks and young lady driving Bieber's old fire truck

Carl Parks and the original Bieber Fire Truck

A flatbed truck with a load of hay and lots of riders

Must have a hay ride for a rural parade!

A grop of youngsters on bikes ready for a short ride around town.

A bike ide for youngsters.