Orland Community Clean-Up Success at the Swift Adobe Historic Site.
Story and photographs by Steven Monck
Several weeks ago, community leader Gary Campbell got tired of seeing the poor condition of the Swift Adobe Monument in Orland. After driving past it one afternoon, Gary took a photo of the site and posted it on Facebook. The Swift Adobe Monument, California State landmark 345, marks the site of the Swift Adobe, the first home in the Orland Ca and Glenn County, making it the oldest historic site in Orland, Ca. Granville Swift was the first to settle in Glenn County,which became known as Orland. Within a short time many of Gary’s friends were posting their support. After making sure that the county owned the site and we could clean the site up, the Swift Adobe Clean-up Project was born.
Orland Hardware sold the paint to repaint the bench and R&R Sales bought the paint need and donated the use of their pressure washer fused to clean the monument. Alta Marie’s Bakery & Soup Shop and the Girl Scouts donated the refreshments for the volunteers cleaning the site. Mark Rubie, Rubie’s Plumbing donated the use of his tractor and Doc Bogart, Orland Sand & Gravel, brought in a front loader that was used to move concrete debris that has been left at the site. The City of Orland and Ron’s Firewood donated trucks to haul away debris and garbage.
On Sunday, April 22, 2012 a large group of community volunteers descended on the Swift Adobe Monument site and cleaned it up. The following groups and members were involved int the project: The Orland Volunteer Fire Department, Orland Kiwanis, Orland Rotary, Orland Chamber of Commerce, Orland Historical Society, Boy Scout Troop 114, Tiger Cubs Den 4, Orland Bearcats & Tigers, Orland Moose 1901.
Gary Campbell, the event organizer, was amazed at the help that showed up and wants to make sure that everyone that helped knows they were part of a valuable service and that thank them for their time and service. Orland residents have always had amazing volunteerism for its community and this event supports vital community value. Without volunteers, these event would never succeed.
Gary Campbell, Helen Duree, Steven & Kristine Monck, Bruce Roundy, Fred Perez, Mark Rubie, Sherri Mondragon, Ed Fairlee,Gary & Kay McNary, Amanda Telford, Dock Bogart, Mary Finch,Mark & Cailin Foster with Brynna Foster and Grant Foster, Laurie Lagrone with her daughters Caroline and Camille, Frank Simmons, Ray & Hope Belew with Baylie, Tom Hunt, Gary Harris, Travis Harris, Terry Ratliff, David Gay (David will also be publishing some photos DDG Photography), Emily Rowe, Jeff Ramsey, Steve Furtado
Boy Scouts Troop 114
Tiger Cubs Den 4
Brysen Meridith, Brayden Sims, Joshua Campolo, Jesse Hicks (Parents: Tammi Peck, Shawn Sims, Annette Campolo, Alicia Hicks)
Girl Scouts Troop 70291
Lucille Ramsey (Leader), Joshua Ramsey (C0-Leader), Tyeler Ramsey, Paige Ramsey, Amanda Stocks, Brynn Caputo, Cheyenne Wagner
Orland Bearcats & Tigers
Head Coach Kyle Dahlgren, Coach Greg Ferreira, Coach Mike Johns
Garrett Ferreia, James Wiseman, Theron Fumasi, Devan Barley, Matt Gomes, Joey Cole, Tarren Dahlgren, Alex Wunsch, Devan Wunsch, Tarlar Nelson, Connor Flemming, Tanner Thompson, Lorenzo Landeros, Lane Cole, Ty Cole, Caden Croston, Sam Byerly, Andrew Schermer, Jeremy Wiseman, Levi Paschall, Evan McFadden, Cory Furtado, Kyle Byker
Tigers: Roberto Espinoza, Clint Johns, Brad Paschell, Jeremy Millert, Bryley Fumasi.
If I missed anyone, please let me know. I want all the help recognized for their help in this project. We estimated that there was approximately 100 people helping make this events success.