NORTH FORK — Everyone is invited to a Mountain Family Dinner and Dance on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the North Fork Town Hall.
Two organizations have teamed up to bring you a family-friendly evening that is sure to be an affair to remember, complete with dinner, dancing and raffle prizes, all for a great cause.
The event is being put on by the North Fork School 6th Grade class as a benefit to raise funds for their trip to Calvin Crest. The spaghetti dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and the cost is just $5.
After everyone has enjoyed a delicious dinner, the dancing will start at 7:30 p.m. and ends at midnight. The cost is $5 for the dance. Kids 12 and under get in free and those under 18 years of age are welcome only until 9 p.m. Proceeds from the dance go to the event sponsor, the Mono Nation.
Camping 5000 ft. up at Calvin Crest is a huge treat for the kids, and also an academic activity richly steeped in natural science and environmental education.
They sleep under the stars and cook on open fires, trekking through the Sierra Nevada wilderness gaining knowledge and experience in wilderness survival. Kids learn about the mountains and first people, according to Debora Kerns-Barba.
About 30 students attend the camp at a cost of approximately $250 per child, so fundraising is a must.
“North Fork joins with Spring Valley 6th grade for their five days at camp,” say organizers. “Many of the current Calvin Crest counselors attended the camp when they were in 6th grade. For many kids, it is their first multi-day trip away from their parents.”
The students are scheduled to attend camp the week of Nov. 18-22.