Sunday, December 17, 2017

Happy Holidays!

The MVFA wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Join Us for the Christmas Dinner Tonight!!


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It's Here!!!

The annual MVFA Christmas Turkey Dinner and membership meeting is tonight at the fire station!!

This dinner is a free event given by MVFA to show our thanks to the wonderful members of our special Mosquito community, our superb Fire Department personnel, and the great many volunteers who work to make our community the best. 

Santa arrives at 5:00 p.m. for the youngsters, and dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. Join your neighbors for this fun event, and MVFA wishes you the happiest of Holidays. 

The Christmas dinner is also the occasion of the MVFA Board of Director's election. Four directors will be up for election at the December 9th dinner and membership meeting. The election will be held before dinner. The candidates are: Linda Heyart, incumbent. Gary Morris, incumbent. Kim Purcell, appointed incumbent. Eileen Reisner, candidate.

Come join the community for a wonderful dinner and help shape the future of the MVFA by participating in the election!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Frank's Diner is OPEN!

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FRANK'S DINER 
is NOW OPEN for LUNCH at Finnon Lake!!
Go to www.franksmosquitodiner.com for more information!


Frank's also does catering!!! Along with Winter comes the Holidays...We specialize in catering to your Holiday needs.  Whether you are planning a small or large gathering , Frank's Diner can help to meet your needs.




Monday, November 6, 2017

MVFA Board Nominations - Now open!!



Beginning November 1, 2017, the MVFA Board of Directors is taking nominations for   candidates wishing to run for the board.  

The MVFA By-laws state who is qualified to run for a board position and are posted on the www.GoMVFA.org website. The By-laws describe who is qualified to apply.

Qualified residents are asked to send their names along with brief description of their reasons for wanting to be on the Board to:

MVFA, 9009 Orval Beckett Ct, Placerville CA 95667, or email to: MVFA95667@gmail.com.  

The nomination process will end on midnight, November 15, 2017.  The names of candidates and qualifications will be posted in the December issue of the Mosquito Byte which will also be posted on the www.GoMVFA.org  website, in time for the December 9th election.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Halloween Pictures!!!

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported this year's Halloween Trunk R Treat!! A great time was had by all!




















Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Frank's Diner - Opening Soon!!!!

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CAFE UPDATE: Please join me in welcoming the Ethridges back to the Finnon cafe!
Frank's Diner hopes to open on Nov. 1 with the 1st of many weekly family nights. 

The plan is to start with offering lunches Wed through Fri and breakfast and lunch on the weekends (closed Mon and Tue), then add more meals, take-out dinners, take-and-bake pizzas, some grocery necessaries, produced-on-the-hill items for sale, catering, etc., etc.!

While we know they're very pleased to have been chosen... hose who have experienced Frank's culinary skills and the family's community spirit know we're all winners in this!! Yay!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

BINGO this Thursday, 9/28!! Come join us!


Please join us this upcoming Thursday at the Fire Station for BINGO! Games begin at 7 p.m. and the cost is only $10 for seven games!

Half the ticket sales go to game winners and half goes to MVFA Station 75 Fund - so everybody wins! 

In case you have a hankerin' for a treat, we'll have goodies available.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Spaghetti Feed this Saturday, 9/16!


We hope you will come join us for the annual MVFA Spaghetti Feed which will be held at the Fire Station on Saturday September 16th, 2017.  The menu includes pasta, meatballs, sausage, pesto and marinara sauces, salad, garlic bread and dessert. A special vegetarian, Eggplant Parmesan, will also be served.  Requested donations are  $10 for adults and $4 for Kids aged 12 and under.  Serving will begin at 6:00 pm, and take-outs will be available. 

There will be a gift raffle at dinner, and if you would like to donate gift, please drop it off at a board member's home ahead of time.  In addition, there will be a 50/50 cash raffle.  Get your raffle tickets early starting at 5:30 p.m. Call Mary Ann Haywood at 622-5477 or Karryn Morris at 621-2837 for more information.  

At 4:30 p.m, you can also purchase MVFA t-shirts and sweatshirts!  The MVFA accepts major credit cards.  

Proceeds from this event will pay for the free MVFA Christmas Turkey Dinner in December and support the MVFA community funds which include the MVFA Station 75 Fund.

Notice: persons under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian age 21 or older at all MVFA events held at the fire station.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

BINGO this coming Thursday, 8/24/2017!!


Please join us this upcoming Thursday at the Fire Station for BINGO! Games begin at 7 p.m. and the cost is only $10 for seven games!

Half the ticket sales go to game winners and half goes to MVFA Station 75 Fund - so everybody wins! 

In case you have a hankerin' for a treat, we'll have goodies available.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

MVFA updates on the Picnic and BINGO

Please join us on Saturday, July 29th at Finnon Lake starting at 11 am for the annual MVFA Community Picnic! Lunch will be served starting at noon, with all your favorites including Karryn Morris’ Almost World-Famous BBQ chicken, burgers and brats with all the fixin’s, salads, and ice cream for dessert. Requested donation for the meal is $10 for adults, $4 for children 4-12 and free for children under 4.



First update - It's only a week away - The Community Picnic at Finnon Lake!!! 

We’ll also be holding a raffle, including the popular 50/50 raffle.  We have reserved the entire campground for the day and all of the facilities at Finnon, including disc golf, fishing and day use are free all day.

We hope you'll come out and enjoy a great time with your neighbors!


Second update - The July BINGO is canceled but the good news is that it will be back again in August. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Community Clean-up Day tomorrow, Saturday July 15th!!!

Tomorrow is the day!!

The Swansboro Pilots Association (SPA) is partnering with MVFA for a Community Clean-up Day - Saturday July 15 from 8:00 AM until Noon or until the dumpsters are full.  Two large dumpsters for household and yard trash disposal will be available in the Fire Station parking lot at no cost to residents.   
Please have cardboard boxes broken down, and bring your CRV bottles and cans for recycling.  Senior citizens who have disposable items are invited to call the Fire Station and a volunteer will come to your home for pick-up. 

Donations are welcome, and proceeds benefit the SPA College Scholarship Fund.  If you have any questions call Kim at 621-1049.

Please note: We cannot accept tires, construction debris, appliances or hazardous waste. 

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Tribute to Lois Pearson



This is a photo of the Lois Pearson memorial which was made possible by a group effort. Ron Speake had been talking about doing this for over a year.  Ron asked Steve Loree and his son Steven to design, cut and weld the metal.  Then a few days ago, Ron and Leo Chaloux mounted it to a stone that Kim Purcell had moved into place with her tractor next to the pavilion at Finnon Lake.  This memorial is now the centerpiece of the garden area that Ron and Jan Okimura have been planting and grooming. Residents and members pay our respects to the founder of MVFA - Lois Pearson.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

June 2017 Mosquito Byte Newsletter

Here's the new edition. The MVFA Board meeting this month is this Thursday, 6/1/2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Craft Sale and Trading Post this Saturday too!!

Spring is here and we have lots going on in the community!!
We are having our first Craft Sale of the year this Saturday, May 13th from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Fire Station.

We will have gift items (don’t forget Mother’s Day on the 14th), summer items and oodles of items you just can’t live without! So, stop by, shop and say hello to the Firehouse Crafters.

The Mosquito Trading Post are also be participating in this event at the Fire Station! We will offer Shar’s homemade soaps and soap products, Kathy’s jellies and jams, Jeff and Jenny’s embroidered handicrafts, Theresa’s lavender products, Ron’s plants and herbs, Peggy’s handmade bags, and more. And, as always, we’ll have Vicki’s free coffee.

So, come on down for this combined Trading Post and MVFA Firehouse Crafters event at the Fire Station to see old friends and meet new ones!

Join Us for the Fishing Derby this Saturday!!

FIRST ANNUAL
FINNON LAKE FAMILY FISHING DERBY

SATURDAY MAY 13th STARTING AT 9:00 a.m.
SPONSORED BY
MOSQUITO VOLUNTEER FIRE ASSOCIATION
&
EL DORADO CHAPTER OF TROUT UNLIMITED

VARIOUS PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS!

BARBEQUE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

What you need to know:                                                                                                         
  • CALIFORNIA FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS 16 & OLDER.
  • BOBBERS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, AND ARTIFICIAL LURES AND FLIES ARE THE NORMAL, ACCEPTABLE FISHING GEAR ONLY.
  • TWO TROUT PER PERSON MAY BE KEPT, AND CATCH AND RELEASE IS ENCOURAGED.
  • NO LIVE FISH BAIT – WORMS OR POWER BAIT WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS EVENT ONLY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, IF NEEDED. 
  • NO FISHING FROM THE DAM.
  • WATERCRAFT ARE ALLOWED BUT NO GASOLINE POWERED MOTORS OR TRAILERS ALLOWED IN THE WATER.

There is a $6.00 parking fee.
Camping is available by reservation and on a ‘first come’ basis.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CAMPING OR DIRECTIONS, VISIT www.finnonrecreationarea.com or call (530)409-5515.
In partnership with
STATE OF CALIFORNIA FISH AND WILDLIFE & MOSQUITO OUTFITTERS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cinco de Mayo Dinner this Saturday, 5/6/2017

 


Come out and join us for the Annual MVFA Cinco de Mayo Dinner on Saturday, May 6th at the Fire Station!  Chips and salsa, chicken enchiladas, beef tacos, rice, beans, and dessert are on the menu. 


There will be a gift raffle at dinner, and donors are requested to bring a gift or drop one off at a board member's home ahead of time.  In addition, there will be a 50/50 cash raffle.  Get your raffle tickets early, starting at 5:30 p.m. $10 for adults and $4 for niƱos.  Serving will begin at 6 p.m.  MVFA now accepts major credit cards.  Join your neighbors and have some fun.  Sombreros available!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt 2017 Pictures

It was a beautiful day last Saturday for the Easter Egg Hunt! Here are a few
pictures. If you have others, and wish to share, please send them to mvfa.blog@gmail.com. Thanks to all those who help make the event possible and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.




Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday!

The Annual MVFA Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:45 a.m.  on Saturday, April 15th at Finnon Lake Recreation Area.  Parents and children ages 2 to 12 should arrive by 10:30 a.m. for locations and directions. Teenage brothers and sisters are welcome to help our volunteers where they might be needed.  The Easter Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 10:45 a.m.
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