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uyamac i Sa S er Valle , Mt. Lagu i R ta, Summit, Wa r la. Volume 25 - Issue 12 Wednesday November 4, 2009 Julian, CA. ISSN 1937-8416 JulianPO Box 639 News @ s'r..o..o Ill II Julian, CA. 92036 Change Service Requested ~ Permit No. 30 III t J,,,iao, c, ill I1,1,,I,,I,,,,11,,11,,11,,,,,11,,I,II1,,,I,,I,,,I,1,11,,,I,,11 Small Town Papers TFN 5026 California Ave SW Seattle WA 98136-1208 Drury Bailey's Pick and miners lamp make the center piece of the new display at the Pioneer Museum. The exhibit includes personal artifacts and photos of Julian; 's founder and family. photo by David Lewis The Country Christmas Elves About To Invade Main Street With New Lights And A New Plan Apple Days and Halloween are recent memories, and now it's time to prepare downtown Julian for the annual Country Christmas celebration. Between now and Thanksgiving, town will begin the transformation to its holiday season finest, with lights, wreaths, garlands and ornaments. It all began many years ago with a harvested Christmas tree on Main Street, and a handful of volunteers decorating town with lights and garlands. During the past few holiday seasons, Julian's Country Christmas has evolved to include lights on the 70 foot tall cedar tree at Pioneer Park, a tree lighting ceremony with carolers, hot cider, and the grand arrival of Santa Claus on a fire truck. Hundreds of people, including local residents and visitors, look forward to the first lighting of the tree every year on Saturday evening following Thanksgiving. This year's event starts around 4pm on Saturday November 28. Sponsored by the Julian Merchants Association and funded by proceeds from the JMA Julian Apple Cookbook sales, the Christmas decorating crew begins the task of transforming town each year right after Halloween. Three years ago, the JMA purchased multicolored light emitting diode (LED) strings for the tree and the lower portions of Main Street buildings. These lights consume just 10% the power of the older incandescent Christmas lights. Last week, people driving by Julian's Town Hall may have seen two strands of lights above the front porch of the building; one a bluish white, the other Chamber board member, Les Turner; Debbie Mushet of "Pistols and Petticoats" with Rene Engle of the Main Street Carriage Company dressgng up the town for last years "'Country Christmas" by Ed Glass a golden white. These were samples of new Christmas lights to be used to outline the tops of Main Street buildings. The overwhelming decision was to purchase the golden ones, which very closely resemble traditional incandescent mini lights that have been used for years. This year, the new white LEDs are replacing the aging incandescent lights lining the tops of the buildings, so all business owners will realize a significant reduction in holiday utility bills. Combined with the multicolored LEDs purchased three years ago, Julian has now transitioned fully to the power saving LED product. Helping with this transition is SDG&E, which donated $1000 to the purchase budget. This represents more than half of the cost of the new white LEDs. As always, the Julian Chamber of Commerce covers the costs involved in renting an 85 foot boom lift, to the tune of a few thousand dollars for installation and removal of the lights and decorations. Now that Main Street's utility lines are gone, undergrounded this past year, the Christmas decorations will be even more stunning. The Julian Merchants Association welcomes any and all people who are able to devote some time to help decorate town. Most of the installation will take place midweek, when the weekend crowds and traffic will not hamper our progress. For more information contact Ed Glass at: Phone 760 765 2179, Email Julian is proud of its volunteer crew of decorators, who squeeze in hours of time throughout the month of November. Coming from the ranks of local businesses, churches, schools and community organizations, they are the glue that holds together the Christmas season memories for people who live in and visit the historic town of Julian. The music of the carolers, the twinkling of the thousands of lights, the sound of the sleigh bells on Julian's horse-drawn carriages...perhaps a dusting of snow. All of these things help make Julian a regular destination for people not blessed with living in small town Americana! by Michael Hart This past Wednesday (October 28) Julian finally recognized its' founder Drury Bailey, his family and the role they played in organizing the town. With the unveiling of the new exhibit in the Pioneer Museum the Julian Historical Society and the museum have brought to the public pieces of Julian's history that have never before been on display. The modified pick/cane that Drury Baily used after breaking his leg, payroll log from the Ready Relief Mine, and family photographs. Richard Bailey, Drury's grandson, related stories of how Drury and his cousins the Julians found their way to the area we now know as Julian. How his grandfather was so traumatized by the War between the States, and the way he dealt with it was to welcome all comers to the new town site, offering parcels of land to those willing to stay and construct homes. Included in the new exhibit is a Bailey family history, as compiled by Richard, that will be made available to researchers and visitors to the museum who wish to deepen their knowledge of Julian history. The dedication took about 30 minutes, but interested attendees kept Richard talking and answering questions for over an hour after the 40 or so folks moved up to the Historical Society's Witch Creek Schoolhouse for refreshments. The exhibit, which was spearheaded by David Lewis, is now a prominent addition to the Pioneer Museum. It gives all who view it a feel for the man who established the town we now call home. Richard Bailey speaking to the gathering at the Pioneer Museum about his grandfather and founder of Julian photo by Ed Huffman The Bailey family display and archive photo by David Lewis Football. Friday 11/6 away vs San Pasqual Academy @Ramona - Old Bulldog Stadium - 7pm Cross Country. Friday 11/13 Citrus League Championships (Cholas Lake) Eagles Come Up Short In Final Home by H. "Buddy" Seifert On Senior Night, our Eagles dropped a heartbreaking loss to the Calvin Christian Crusaders. It was a great night for football in the mountains; a cool, clear evening and a slight easterly breeze coming up Banner Grade. The night started with the Eagles winning the coin toss and Senior RB Cody Cornette taking the opening kickoff back to the Eagles 25 yard line. Senior RB/ WR Edie Valenzuela started off the Eagles first possession with 7 rushes for 60 yards. Cody and Senior QB Alberto Hinojosa added another 5 yards to the proceedings; unfortunately a stiffening Crusaders defense stopped the oncoming Eagles at their own 6-yard line and took over the ball. The Crusaders profited from two Eagles penalties and moved out to their own 33 when an swarming Eagles defense stopped them on their own 28. The Crusaders were forced to punt, and punt away they did. Sophomore Josh Savage signaled for a fair catch at the Eagles 35 and was promptly crushed by an incoming Calvin defender. A fifteen-yard penalty and the Eagles are starting their second drive of the night at midfield. The Eagles were advanced to the Crusaders 30 as the first quarter came to an end. The second quarter opened with Cornette getting tackled for a loss, but runs by Cornette and Valenzuela brought the Eagles another first down at the Crusaders 19. The Eagles couldn't move on Calvin and the Eagles field goal attempt was blocked. One highlight was the return of Senior placekicker/WR/ DB Oswaldo Abarca who had been sidelined for the past 5 weeks because of broken fingers. The Crusaders took over at their 20 and picked up a quick first down, but the Eagles had them on the ropes with a 4th and long at midfield. A fake punt netted the Crusaders 30 yards and a first down at the Eagles 30. They picked up another 11 yards and were poised to score when the Eagles defense stiffened and cost the Crusaders 15 yards. Senior TE/DE Conor Gernandt got into the Crusaders backfield, pressuring Calvin's QB into an incomplete pass. The Crusaders were successful with a 40-yard field goal attempt and put the first points of the evening on the scoreboard. Valenzuela took the Crusaders kick back to the Eagles 25, but the Eagles offense could only muster 5 yards in three downs. A play action pass for the Eagles was called back because of an illegal Eagle downfield and the Crusaders took over with a very short field. One play later the Crusaders scored their first touchdown of the evening. Calvin's kickoff went through the Eagles end zone for a touchback and Eagles had 1:50 continued on page 8 i ,7