‘Parade of Lights’ and Tree Raising in Georgetown


Georgetown’s Annual “Parade of Lights” is December 3rd,
with the parade lining up over by The Stamp Mill at 5 p.m.

Heavy snow covers the 2009 Christmas Tree after an early December storm.

The afternoon kicks off with the tree raising in the center of town by volunteers of the Georgetown Fire Department. The Parade of Lights is sponsored by the Georgetown Divide Rotary and has become the community’s favorite event, ending with a visit by Santa Claus.

All are welcome! Floats, walkers & friendly animals are encouraged to light up and join in the festivities. Choirs, youth groups & other entertainers are also needed. It’s a fun event for the entire family. Soups, stews, hot chocolate & cider will be available to those in attendance. It will be on the cool side this evening, so please dress warmly. Hope to see you there!

Halloween on Church Street: Candy and Cash Donations Needed!

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Received via our Contact Us page:


Each Halloween, Church St. gets between 1,000 and 1,200 children trick or treating. I appreciate all the people and Rotary who donate candy or money to help buy candy each year. However, each year many people on Church St. run out of candy and have to shut down before Halloween ends at 8:00 pm. Also, many have had to go out and buy candy because much of it is donated at the last minute and people feel they won’t have enough. So, please donate candy and if you do please do so a week or more ahead of time so I have to distribute it to the many houses on Church St. You can leave candy in the can at my door at 2942 Church St. or at MarVal. Also, this year the county is charging $200 to close the street.

Jackie Morgan, candy lady

Happy Easter to The Georgetown Divide

Of course, these beautiful flowers were found in “Bob’s” front yard!

photo thanks to: vntghippy

Happy New Year To The Georgetown Divide

To all our friends & readers: Thanks for your help in making us the “Favorite Website on The Georgetown Divide” again in 2010!

Best Wishes to everyone on “The Georgetown Divide” in 2011!


Georgetown’s Parade of Lights & Tree Raising

Georgetown’s Annual “Parade of Lights” starts tonight with parade lineup over by The Stamp Mill at 5 p.m.

Heavy snow covers the 2009 Xmas Tree after an early December storm.

The afternoon kicks off with the tree raising in the center of town by volunteers of the Georgetown Fire Department. The Parade of Lights is sponsored by the Georgetown Divide Rotary and has become the community’s favorite event, ending with a visit by Santa Claus.

All are welcome! Floats, walkers & friendly animals are encouraged to light up and join in the festivities. Choirs, youth groups & other entertainers are also needed. It’s a fun event for the entire family. Soups, stews, hot chocolate & cider will be available to those in attendance. It will be on the cool side this evening, so please dress warm. Hope to see you there!

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For more information: Call Liz Keene @ 333.1013 or 333.4366 about booths,  Vicki Stiles @ 333.4540 about time & locations or call Patti Smith @333.4336 for more general information about this event.

Old Man Winter Just Won’t Quit

Updated: April 5, 2010 at 6:00 am PST

The Winter Storm Warning was canceled overnight. The heavy rain and winds of Easter Sunday didn’t put a stop to any holiday festivities yesterday and like we thought might happen, no snow was reported in Georgetown or at any of the lower elevations on The Divide. No reports of snow accumulation from upcountry yet.

Continued rain and showers are possible throughout the day today, so drive carefully. The roads are clear if you’re driving off the hill this morning.

Posted: April 4, 2010 at 5:00 am PST

Good Morning & Happy Easter, Georgetown! If you’re planning on collecting some Easter eggs this morning, you better get to it! And if you were planning on doing anything else today, well……get ‘er done early!


Another late season winter storm is poised to strike the Mother Lode and the Georgetown Divide today through Monday with snow forecast to fall below 2,000 feet.

The National Weather Service in Sacramento has issued the following warning:

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…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM PDT MONDAY ABOVE 2000 FEET…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR THE NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS AND THE MOTHERLODE FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 PM PDT MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: UP TO 11 INCHES OF NEW SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

* ELEVATION: SNOW LEVELS WILL INITIALLY RANGE BETWEEN 2500 AND 3000 FEET TODAY…BEFORE FALLING TONIGHT TO AROUND 2000 FEET. LOCALLY LOWER SNOW LEVELS MAY BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT AND ON MONDAY.

* TIMING: LIGHT SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN DURING THE DAY TODAY WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL OCCURRING TONIGHT. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY.

* WINDS: WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 TO 45 MPH OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS…COMBINED WITH MODERATE SNOWFALL WILL CAUSE AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS: WINTER LIKE TRAVEL CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY RESULT FROM THE COMBINATION OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW. THOSE TRAVELING INTO THE MOTHERLODE AND NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. IN ADDITION…THE HEAVY SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WIND WILL MAKE FOR WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT… FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

The question is: Will we even see a flake?

Happy Easter

Wishing all our readers a very Happy Easter!

The Georgetown Divide Blog