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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Author Archive: El Dorado Community Foundation

Grants available for senior organizations

The Friends of Seniors organization has, with a very dedicated core group of individuals, been working together this year as it continues to raise awareness of the needs of the senior population as well as raise funds to further its mission to support “wellness, dignity and independence of El Dorado County seniors and their caregivers.” […]

Community Foundation announces board

The El Dorado Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 officers of its board of directors as follows: board president, Paul Zappettini; vice president, Lois Patrick; secretary, Karen Carter; and treasurer, Chris Reeg. John Black is the immediate past president. President Paul Zappettini has served on the board since 2011 and was the vice […]

Fourth graders learn history firsthand

Those present held their breath as the two school buses, packed with eager fourth graders, lumbered up the gravel drive to the grassy parking area on the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm in Placerville as part of the Okei-san Experience and El Dorado Reads Program. “It’s really happening,” whispered Cathy Barsotti to Bill Roby […]

El Dorado students read ‘Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey”

Barsotti Books and the Barsotti family are thrilled to partner with five local organizations for the second annual El Dorado Reads program. The focus book will again be the updated version of Joan Barsotti’s book, “Okei-san: A Girl’s Journey, Japan to California, 1868-1871.” This is a story written by local author, Joan Barsotti based on […]

Community Foundation announces new funds

Anyone who has lived any length of time in El Dorado County knows the depths of the hearts of its residents. Those who are new to the community and who take the time to listen, will soon learn the simple fact that El Dorado County cares and is full of individuals and organizations who put […]

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