NORTH FORK – The Chamber of Commerce celebrated St. Paddy’s Day and raised a toast to recent and upcoming North Fork projects at the Pizza Factory on Saturday, Mar. 16.
Greg and D.J. and the crew served up green beer, green pizza and salad, while Christina DeGracia and her students from the The Dance Club showed off their fancy footwork, including an Irish jig.
North Fork Chamber president Scott Marsh shared an update on the new Visitor’s Center soon to be open on the main street next to the NF Hardware Store. Work is underway to revamp half of The Looney Bin, a space donated by Anne Bredon, and the plan is to open by Memorial Day weekend.Jenny Pearson has taken on the job of Volunteer Coordinator, and has been training at the Yosemite Sierra Visitor’s Bureau (YSVB) in Oakhurst. The North Fork center will be a satellite office of the YSVB, which will be providing the display racks and materials.
Ponderosa Telephone has agreed to create, free of charge, a WiFi hotspot in downtown North Fork to serve what will be not only the Visitor’s Center, but will combine with the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and also serve as a small business resource center.
Another project coming up for the Chamber is the second annual North Fork Clean-Up Day on Saturday May 4. Everyone is invited to meet downtown at 9 a.m., and spend the day giving the town a face lift.
Folks are asked to bring lawn tools, and some basic tools to do various repairs as needed. Scott is also asking people to submit their suggestions to the Chamber as to what they want to see fixed up in town. Email Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chamber will serve up a BBQ and provide beverages for the volunteers. This is a great chance to roll up your sleeves and join friends and neighbors in making the town the best it can be.