Mark your calendar for May Surprise activities



Looking for something to do on Saturday, May 5? A number of local non-profit groups are assembling at the A.B. Davison and Will S. Green Parks in Colusa for the annual May Surprise event. 

Starting at 9 AM, the Garden Club of Colusa County, will host its annual Plant Sale under the Pavilion in the A.B. Davison Park on 10th and Parkhill Sts. in Colusa. Come browse and shop for a variety of plants grown and selected by members of the Garden Club. 

At 10 AM, the Colusa Arts Council will open the doors to the Scout Cabin for their annual Art Show and Sale. 

At noon, located outside the Scout Cabin, the Friends of the Colusa County Library will host its annual Wine Tasting event offering great wines and cheeses and desserts.

For $20 per person, you can enjoy a grand selection of cheeses from Rumiano Cheese in Willows and wines from vineyards in El Dorado County, Yolo County, and San Joaquin County. A variety of deserts will be provided by the members of the Friends of the Colusa County Library. 

“This fundraiser contributes over $11,000 of profit for the Friends of the Library,” said Friends of the Colusa County Library Member, Cynthia White. “Every dime goes directly back to the library system to rent books, purchase supplies, and provide funding for the summer reading program held in each of the communities.”

White added, “When our state librarian was here for our annual meeting in March, he reminded us that the state only provides about 8 percent of the total funding for local libraries.  The remainder of the funding is up to local government and citizens. We are so proud of the support we receive from our community.”

In addition to tasting wines and cheeses, the signature part of the day is the raffle for a solid wood antique card catalog with each drawer filled with a different bottle of wine. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each and are available at the Bookworm, 440 Market Street, in Colusa. 

Hosting lunch this year is the Pacific Flyway Quilters. The group will serve baked potatoes with your choice of toppings, a slice of homemade pie, and water for $10. Items will be priced individually. Lunch will be available in the Scout Cabin from 11 AM to 2 PM and tables will be provided inside to enjoy your lunch. 

Proceeds from the lunch will benefit the Pacific Flyway Quilters to continue providing community service projects. The guild is acive in supplying a variety of items to local agencies. 

“We make small quilts that go with a stuffed animal  that are given to the CHP, and local law enforcement, who in turn give them to a child who maybe in need of comfort,” said Yvonne Phenicie, Pacific Flyway Quilt Guild President. “We have started making Red, White and Blue quilts that will be given to local Veterans through the VFW here in our county.” 

The group also makes wheelchair and walker bags for the local care homes, as well as dog and cat beds for the animal shelter. 

“These are just a few of the items that we work on year round.,” said Phenicie. 

The Pacific Flyway Quilters would like you to mark your calendars for their annual Quilt Show to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Colusa County Fairgrounds. 

The event will conclude with the Colusa City Heritage Preservation Commission presenting its annual Merit Award.■

Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.