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6A Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 Portola Reporter Animal lovers attending Bow-Wow at the Barn review the silent auction prizes and place their bids. Photo courtesy Greg Deckrow Ho neless pets benefil, event There were plenty of silent auction prizes to bid on at the eighth annual Bow-Wow at the Barn fundraiser, thanks to the many business- es and individuals who pro- vided a wide variety of do- nated items. This is the biggest event of the year for High Sierra Animal Rescue, and proceeds from the July 7 event will be used to provide for the care and placement of homeless animals at the shelter in the Delleker/Portola area. HSAR rescues approxi- mately 200 animals a year working in a cooperative effort with the county shelter and other rescue groups in Quincy to provide a no-kill community in Plumas Coun- ty for all adoptable dogs and cats. According to High Sierra's spokesperson, Doug Hart, "We couldn't save all these homeless animals without the financial and volunteer support of the com- munity." High Sierra Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to rescue homeless, adopt- able pets; provide them with Wave Petunias and Other Planters Premium Annuals Sweet PotatoVine Million Bells Lobelia ,, Verbena ,, Gerbera Daisy Colorful. Bedding Plants 0000Brandnewcrop $9.19s lll|I! ' . 6pk A 8 assorted 6 packs Portulaca ,, Marigolds Petunias ,, Alyssum ,, lobelia - Soil Amendments...- rganic A great garden starts from the foundation up. 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For more information, contact staff at info@ or check out high advertisement: CAMP, from page 1A ROSBY 'They were really able to compare styles of Hand- scapes," Carl aid. The youth also learned about realistic and abstract painting and discussed which they preferred. Harston spoke about decid- ing when a painting is fin- ished. "When you overdo it, it gets muddy," she said. Finally, the students were taught to sign each of their works. Though there are basic guidelines during the ses- sions, the children are free to experiment. "They always astound us," said Marian Haid, president of the artists' guild, who was assisting Harston. "You give them ideas and then step back and let them go. Some- times it seems like we are al- most taking the cues from the students." RR Days funding delayed Debra Moore Staff Writer The Portola City Council was poised to approve $3,150 in services and staff time to support this year's Railroad Days celebration, but coun- cilman Bill Weaver wanted to wait. With only three council- men present at last week's meeting, Weaver's absten- tion from approving the con- tribution put the Friends of Portola Railroad Days in limbo. "They need to know," Councilman John Larrieu said when he made the mo- tion to award the services. City Manager Leslie Tigan, who has been attend- ing the group's planning meetings, said organizers wouldn't spend the money until they knew they have it. Since the City Council doesn't meet again until Aug. 8, and the event kicks off Aug. 17, Tigan said she might have to call for a spe- cial meeting of the City Council to consider the con- tribution. "They need to know if they have to raise additional money," she said, Tigan told the council that the suggested contribution was much less than in years past. In presenting the break- down to the council, Tigan said $2,400 in staff time would be donated. 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"It kind of lost its di- rection." Tigan said that the com- mittee had discussed events such as the spike-driving contest, but didn't feel as if they could afford it. In years past, as much as $1,500 in prize money was awarded, but only $350 in entry fees was collected. The committee will be of- fering shuttle rides from the city park-based festival to the railroad museum, so there would be that tie=in to the railroad. Jan Breitwieser, who worked on the event for many years, said that it's im- portant to keep the event go- ing. "Railroad Days has a tremendous amount of inter- est," she said of the event that is celebrating its 30th year. It has undergone some growing pains and is under new leadership this year. Plumas County Supervi- sor Terry Swofford, who also has been attending the meet- ings, said the group is trying to get back to what the event was like before. "They want it to be more home-grown," he said, noting that booth prices have been lowered to attract local people and not just commercial vendors. Though it is billed as a three-day event, Tigan said it should actually be called "Railroad Day." That's be- cause the parade and the fes- tival activities are all sched- uled for Saturday. Friday night is the final concert in the summer con- cert series held at the park, which provides a nice lead- in for the celebration, and Sunday is the annual Willie Tate Memorial Run.