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Long Time PV Chamber Volunteers Retire: Pam & Fred Dias call it quits after 17 years

Pam and Fred Dias (photo above) have retired after seventeen years of volunteering at the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce. Pam was working at a Credit Union and her friend Sheri asked her to come and help with the Chamber. Pam enjoyed the volunteer work and scheduled to work every Friday helping in the office and at community events. When her husband retired in 2014, she asked him to come see what it was that she was doing for the Chamber. Fred was intrigued and became a permanent fixture on Mondays along with Pam. Together they set the Chamber up for smooth sailing, always willing to help and volunteer at community events. Pam and Fred will be truly missed not only for their contributions, but also for their warm and genuine presence at the Chamber office and Vistitors Center.

Members of the Roamin’ Angels Car Club recently presented a check fo $1500 to Interfaith Food Ministry (IFM) staff as part of their matching fundraiser campaign. For the next few months, IFM will double any donated funds and 100% of proceeds will go toward feeding more than 8,000 local residents in need, said Naomi Cabral, IFM’s development director. IFM is accepting match donations through April 8. IFM is located at 440 Henderson Street in Grass Valley.  For more information, visit

Photo above: L to R (back): Pat G., Phil (IFM) David B., (front) Venus (IFM), Diane B., Naomi Cabral (IFM) and Gary B. presenting the donation check.

Submitted to the Union – Naomi Cabral, IFM

All Veterans Stand Down Drive-thru Lunch- March 6th

About 180 meals were handed out to veterans, their families, and community members during the All Veterans Stand Down drive-thru lunch held Saturday in early March at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building. Proceeds will help veterans organizations such as All Veterans Stand Down and American Legion Frank Gallino Post No. 130.

Note: Many members of the Roamin Angels are also members or help out at the American Legion events. If you want to know more, contact Mike Hauser or Claude Hessel.

Vietnam Veterans Honored In Nevada County – March 27th