Wednesday May 04 2011
Don't miss Saturday's Spring Green Festival
By: Martha Garcia, Colfax Record Editor
Events at Sierra Vista Community Center, downtown
Throughout the year, Jason Dunn, Senior IT Systems Analyst for Tully-Wihr Company and GKM Corporation in Colfax, stores the company’s electronic waste to donate to the recycling drive held by Soroptimist International of Colfax. The Whitcomb Avenue company moved from Auburn in 1984. Tully-Wihr and GKM and its 98 employees provide print and digital products and services. The company will be able to clean out its storage space this Saturday during the community-wide e-waste collection drive being held at Roy Toms Plaza in conjunction with the Spring Green Festival. Festival events will also take place at the Sierra Vista Community Center. Dunn said GKM’s donation, consisting of outdated computers, monitors, printers and other devices, averages over 1,000 pounds of electronic waste per year. “It is important to give back to the community and help the community efforts be successful!” Dunn said. The Colfax Garden Club will also hold a plant sale at Roy Toms Plaza. Other club members will be at the Sierra Vista center, where they will hold the annual Colfax Garden Club flower show. A new group of artists has formed as the Sierra Vista Art Center. According to Connie Heilaman, the artists are working out of the former kindergarten classroom at the center located on School Street. “We have 30-plus members who are putting on a large show of at least 100 pieces of art,” Heilaman said. Art will be on display outdoors as well as inside the center. Heilaman said another new activity includes a tricycle event for kids, organized by the Girl Scouts. And, dog owners can dress up their dogs, and themselves, to take part in the Dog Walk. Vendors in the multi-purpose room will show energy-saving, green, health-and-wellness and safety products. Master gardeners will put on composting demonstrations, and there will be a large variety of Mother’s Day gifts. Also at the center, the Center Stage Dance Studio will give free 30-minute classes, for all ages, throughout the day. Studio Z Dance and Fitness will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and give free fitness classes from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If all the excitement makes festival-goers hungry, they can support the Sierra Vista center by having lunch at a barbecue that begins at 11 a.m. at the center. Look for Spring Green events and activities at businesses throughout town. Don’t miss the car/bicycle that is being built by the Colfax High School shop club. Students will be accepting donations so that they can complete their project.