December 2018 Enjoy — Tied Up in Bows
● By Enjoy Magazine
ONCE AGAIN, our community faces unimaginable devastation, forced to sift through the ashes of the Camp Fire that tore through Butte County. Our hearts break for the loved ones of those who perished in the fire, and for all who are picking up the pieces after losing homes, businesses and worldly possessions.
As we learned with the Carr Fire, we are blessed to live in a community of helpers and givers, those who donate time, money, blood and more to ease other people’s burdens. Many who received the kindness of others during that time are now paying it forward to their neighbors to the south. This is the beauty of our North State.
We’re fully immersed in the holiday season, though our blessings may look a bit different this year. As we try to be more intentional about our gift-giving, we’re leaning toward treasures that truly touch a person’s heart and show how much we care. We’ve got some fun ideas for you in this issue.
Jump start your holiday spirit with the help of Shasta High School’s Madrigal Dinner. For nearly 40 years, the annual tradition has transported guests back to a 16th century castle, where the king and queen greet them for an unforgettable evening of music and dinner.
If you’ve gathered friends and family around your table, you might want to check out a new card game that was created right here in the North State. “Fuego!” is the creation of school counselor Jorge Salas, and it’s won rave reviews from some pretty discerning audiences (including his kids).
Can you be someone’s angel? A couple of local organizations are making it easy. The Angel Tree Program provides gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated, and the Salvation Army’s angel program helps ensure that children in need have a present to open on Christmas day.
We wish you a holiday season filled with life’s greatest gifts – peace, health and abundant love. Enjoy!
On the Cover
Model: Journey Rose
Photo by Kara Stewart
Tied up in Bows