Burning Tree Fest Pictures 1/16/13

Thank you all for helping with the first “Burning Tree Fest” Event in Downieville! There were several malfunctions, but everything seemed to end up OK!  The propane BBQ didn’t work, but we had the fire pit and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows over it, just like camping out, and the kids had fun. The darn trees were too wet to catch fire, so there was lots of smoke, but we had no control over that, and the wind chill factor was almost unbearable, but hey, we’re tough mountain folks, right?!!  So, trying to be optimistic here, it wasn’t a total loss!  We had a great turnout, the sun was shining, and we had lots of food!  We received donations in the amount of $89.00 and I overheard conversations about “next year”, so, maybe it will happen again!  Thank you all for being part of it!   Cherry Simi

Cherry & Mckenna

Macie waiting for the S’mores…

Chief Lee Brown and Captain Steve Folsom of Downieville VFD start the tree burning…

At first you think Lodhi photobombed Jacie and GH Don but then you suddenly realize it is Billy…

Brian Jamison brings another tree..

The first hotdog cooked by Rick Simi…

Sam White waits for trees to begin to burn … while Grand Humbug Don Epperson wonders about something..

Lighting the burning trees…

Steve Folsom assesses the situation..

More trees arrive…

Meanwhile hot dog and s’mores cooking continues…

So Steve and Lee bring in the big guns…. air blower and accelerant…

Mary K. and Laura come to enjoy the community fun..

Waiting for burning trees to get warm….

Finally, some flames appear, for awhile anyway…

Will and Jean Clark with Lodhi and Naseem and their grandson Amir at Burning Trees..

Where there’s smoke there’s …….. well not always….

Jacie, Don, Randy & Jill test wind direction

Fun is where you find it and Nicole and Sully know how to have fun…

And the hotdogs keep cooking….

While Tom Schumann, Sandy Loving and Billy Epps watch the smoke while waiting for the Burning Trees to burn…

 

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