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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 15, 2015 15B | National Volunteer Week is celebrated this year April 12-18 around the country. But here in Plumas County, volunteering is celebrated every day of the year through Community Connections. Last week a team of dedicated Community Connections' members served more than 110 people at the Quincy Community Supper. The delicious main course was prepared by Community Connections' member and Back Door Catering owner Caron Chance. The weekly free supper is held on Wednesdays at the Community United Methodist Church and draws college students, families, seniors, and people from the Quincy area together for an evening of sharing and community-building. With over 260 Members, Community Connections is active in every community in Plumas County and continues to grow. Since July 2014; the Members have provided more than 10,600 hours of service. With the youngest Member being only 7 and the oldest approaching 92, it is clear people of any age have something valuable they can do to support their community. To learn more about how to participate in meaningful community service and earn valuable time credits to receive services in return, contact the program coordinator, Leslie Wall, at 283-3611 ext. 818 or go to Community Connections volunteers lend their time to help prepare and serve community supper at the Quincy Methodist Church last Wednesday. Back row from left: Loretta Secrest, Larry Trotter, Wayne Cartwright, Julie Lewis, Diann Jewett, Rose Buzzetta, Vicki Chestnut. Front row from left: Leslie Wall, Denise Pyper. Not shown: Caron Chance, Brandi Christensen, Kathy & Leland Cotter, Linda Wallace. Photos by Brandi Christensen Denise Pyper prepares table settings. an play For more than a decade Plumas Arts has relished the opportunity to bring together jazz bands from around the county high schools for a concert in the Town Hall Theatre. That concert will take place Wednesday, April 22, with a 7 p.m. start time. Plumas Arts is pleased to once again welcome the Chester, Greenville and Quincy High School jazz bands, "This is what the Town Hall Theatre was built for -- to showcase the talents of our youth and the hard work of their instructors," said Roxanne Valladao, Director of Plumas Arts. "Music educators are one of the hardest working groups of people anywhere. "In their lifetimes they instruct and inspire hundreds of students to live lives filled with music and song. What an extraordinary gift to society that is -- these wonderful people deserve all the praise that we can heap upon them. It is an honor to be able to host this event." Plumas County music education programs span grades four to 12, and take students from the rudimentary steps in learffing an instrument through eight years of developing proficiency. That skill building process, and the hard work of dedicated music instructors, is what will be celebrated at the county High School Jazz Night. Students really enjoy the performance, since it is the only time that the bands for all the schools perform together without being in competition with each other. Admission donations will be accepted at the door. Funds will help support the valiant efforts of our PUSD music teachers. Plumas Arts also encourages community members to advocate for strong arts and music programs in our county schools. The Greenville High School Jazz Band Town Hall Theatre along with Quincy and their instructor Jim Norman, not pictured, will perform at the and Chester High Schools' jazz bands. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts April 22 Jazz Night at the mmun PST is a subsidiary of Lec l. Trusted. Servin~ Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative You. Serving Plumas, Sierra, Lassen ElectridtyandTelec0mmunicati0nServices and Washoe counties since 1937 530.832.6000 888.3PLUMAS PST is proud to support our communities with better broadband solutions. :4xO