Carmichael Rotary's Effie Yeaw Nature Center Food Project
Sunday, October 9, 2016 turned out to be a beautiful day for a festival at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Many exhibits were set up  and informative lectures given regarding the animals which thrive in Northern California. Within the different spread out exhibits, our Club set up a food stand and , under the watchful eye of our culinary expert, Jeff Thompson prepared food in the near adjacent kitchen. We sold cheese nachos with or without jalapeno peppers, big warm pretzels, hot dogs, salad and lemonade. Hundreds of customers, mostly young families with kids lined up to buy our goods. Over half of the Club showed up and worked the court and in the kitchen, in shifts, from 9:30 in the morning until after 3:00 p.m. Those who participated ( that I know of ) were: 
Dick Bauer – Chairman – Kari Bauer ( photos ), Phil Danz, Chuck McBride, Mark & Carol Beil, Mark Urban, Greg Herrera, Mo McBride, Stan Roe, Stephen Girard, Walter Malhoski, Jeff Thompson, Tom Thompson, Tim Marquess, Vince Iosso, Donna & Everett Thorne, and
John Mangels. (hope I didn't miss anyone).
A project like this one is what makes Rotary so much fun!
You can find out more about the Effie Yeaw at :
The Food stand in Operation Steve Girard greets customers
•(Left) Entrance sign
with all of the sponsors
•(below left) Lectures to Families
•(Below) sign describes the
California Indian Cultural
Demonstration Area
(above) Native American wares  (above) S.M.U.D. exhibit
(below) customers at Food stand (below) trainer with owl at an exhibit