Monday, December 28, 2015

Beautiful pictures from the snow....

If you would like to have your beautiful pictures added to the website, please send them to I saw some great shots here but won't repost without your permission. Thanks!smile emoticon. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The MFPD is hiring! - Deadline extended to 1/29/2016

Note: Barb Mikels updated on Facebook that the deadline for applying for the Admin Asst. has been extended to January 29, 2016.

In case you haven't been over to the Mosquito Fire Protection District website lately, they are hiring for three positions. Admin Asst, Limited Term Fire Captain and Firefighter . Please go to the Mosquito Fire Protection District or click on MFPD under the Helpful Links on this page, for more information! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Looking to make a Charitable Donation This Year?

If you want to make a year-end contribution with a tax deduction, please consider MVFA. We have a community fund to help neighbors in need and the MVFA Station 75 Fund that provides funds for the Fire Department that are authorized by the Fire Chief.  Also, with our dam back fees almost paid off,  we have numerous projects planned at Finnon Lake for next year including sand for the beach area, a shower and handicap stall addition on the bathroom, and a long-term plan for a community event building at Finnon.  MVFA is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions may be tax deductible.  A letter stating your contribution will be provided on request.  Send your donation to MVFA, 9009 Orval Beckett Ct., Placerville CA 95667.  Or go to and make a credit card donation thru the PayPal link. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A Wonderful Community Christmas Dinner!!

From Kari Bridges-Guthrie via Facebook -  "What a wonderful evening! MVFA rocked it again, this year!! Community Christmas dinner was absolutely fabulous. Over 150 attended! So much food, laughter and spirits. And SANTA!!! I know him!!!! I love my Community!!wink emoticonMVFA served over 150 dinners!!! We had standing room only. It was a fabulous night and enjoyed by so many in our community heart emoticon Great seeing so many of you there. Thank you for supporting MVFA!!

From Darcy Krieger via Facebook - "Huge thank you to MVFA for the incredible Xmas dinner tonight. A good time was had by all!"

Pictures are from Sandi Brauns and Kari Bridges-Guthrie. Thanks!!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Community Christmas Dinner this Saturday, 12/12!

We hope you'll join us on Saturday, December 12th, for the MVFA's Annual Community Christmas Dinner at the Mosquito Fire Station.  The meal includes turkey and all the trimmings and is free to all Mosquito/Swansboro residents.  This is a great way to enjoy the holiday spirit with neighbors and friends and show our appreciation to the people who serve and support our community.  Santa will appear at 5:00 p.m. with gifts for the kids. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Take out dinners will be available.

Additionally, the MVFA is asking for donations of canned and boxed foods for the Community Christmas Baskets. Please remember opened boxes, outdated food, and perishables cannot be accepted. Donations can be brought to the Community Christmas Dinner on December 12th or be dropped off at the Fire Station NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15th. If you wish to donate either a turkey or a ham, please let us know by calling either Sharon at 530-626-5268 or Mary Ann at 530-622-5477. Thank you in advance for your help, and may you have a wonderful holiday.

And don’t forget our Chips for Kids toy drive. We are teaming again this year with the California Highway Patrol. There is a donation barrel at the Fire Station. Gifts for children should be unwrapped so they can be matched to the children’s age. Please don’t forget our pre-teens and teenagers.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December MVFA Meeting Agenda - 12/3/2015 at 7 p.m.

You are welcome to join us this Thursday, 12/3/2015, at 7 p.m. for the MVFA Monthly meeting! Please see the agenda on the left-hand navigation!  Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Shop AmazonSmile and help MVFA!

As mentioned in the December Mosquito Byte:

The holidays are upon us, and a GREAT way to support your community is by shopping online via a method joyfully utilized by many already:  Amazon!
By using this link: - “You shop. Amazon gives.”
You can also access AmazonSmile from the website.

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your AmazonSmile purchase price to the charitable organization of your choice (Mosquito Volunteer Fire Association) which is an eligible 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. A message appears after each purchase is made successfully…“I just supported Mosquito Volunteer Fire Association at AmazonSmile.”

Answers to top Questions about AmazonSmile…

1)    How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to  from the web browser      on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

2)    Can I use my existing account on AmazonSmile?
Yes, you use the same account on and AmazonSmile. On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select Mosquito Volunteer Fire Association (Not MVFA) to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.
Please refer to the AmazonSmile website for further questions/answers.
You may also visit our website  and click on AmazonSmile which will take you to the same place to sign up. Thank you so much  as always – for supporting our wonderful Community!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fire Safe Council Survey

The El Dorado County Fire Safe Council is in the process of preparing a Countywide Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).  The goal of the Community Wildfire Protection Plan is to help identify communities and resources at risk to wildfire, and to design a treatment plan that will potentially help reduce that risk.  The plan will also help prioritize projects on the ground and be utilized in grant applications to fund these projects.
No one knows a community better than the fire professionals and individuals that live and serve our neighborhoods, therefore your input is essential.  
Please take a moment to visit and complete the survey.  The survey should take less than 10 minutes.  Survey responses will be compiled electronically and utilized to help improve the CWPP (Community Wildfire Protection Plan)  and shared at community meetings over the coming months.
To allow those without computer access to participate, they can leave a message at the El Dorado County Fire Safe Council answering machine, (530) 647-1700 with their name and address and Jodi will mail them a paper copy.

If anyone would like general information or want to sign up for chipping or dumpsters, please go to

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thank you to all the Vets!!

Thank you to all who came to celebrate at the Cafe' on Wednesday, November 11th. We appreciate your service!!! 

These are some of the pictures from the event, along with names of local Mosquito /Swansboro Vets.  

Here is the list of all those Veterans who were in attendance:

Buck Adams-Air Corp-WWII
Charles Marotta-Army and Air Force-WWII
Lou Bacigalup-Army-WWII
Ralph Behymer-Air Force-Korea
Larry Metsker-Navy 1958-1962
Melrose Joyner-Air Force-Korea
Richard "Dick" Rood-Navy-Korea
Jerry Avery-Navy-Korea and Vietnam
Glenn Lewis-Navy Seabees-Vietnam
Ken Vogele-Coast Guard-Vietnam
Nick Heyart-DV2 Navy IC4-Vietnam
Joe Snyder-Army-Vietnam Era
Ray Morris-Navy-Vietnam
Tom Harris-Army-Vietnam Era
Roger Stenbock-Army-Vietnam
Gail Rajchel-Air Force-Vietnam Era
Wayne Holly-AirForce-Vietnam Era
Jim Burkhalter-Navy-Vietnam
Jim Sorenson-Air Force-Vietnam
"Critter" Don Reid-Army-Vietnam Era
Ralph Hern Vietnam
Milo Laguna-Army/Nat'l Guard-Vietnam Era/Desert Shield-Storm

This information was pulled from the Mosquito/Swansboro Facebook page.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Halloween Pictures!

Here are some pictures from the 2015 Trunk or Treat on Halloween!! Thanks to all who participated!

Friday, November 6, 2015


Welcome to the updated MVFA Website!! Our goal is to provide information about the Swansboro/Mosquito community and keep residents up-to-date on the happenings in the area!  Check back frequently as we add content and pictures!

Each month, we'll post the Mosquito Byte newsletter and MVFA Board Meeting agenda, in addition the pictures, articles or other news of interest. 

You can follow this blog by clicking on the 'Follow by Email' link to the right. You can also read past Mosquito Bytes by clicking to the left.

We look forward to sharing information with the community so that everyone is informed, as well as attend community events and post pictures from those events.

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