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REVEREND CRAIG KUEHN points to one of the windows removed for repairing and re-leading in the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour at 2979 Coloma Street in Placerville. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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What: Lobsterpalooza

Who: Church of Our Saviour in Placerville volunteers

Where: American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville

When: Saturday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Tickets: Full dinner and take out $26 per person. Take out lobster cooked $22 and take out lobster only $20. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 5

Information: 530-344-1883, e-mail info@lobsterpalooza.net or visit LobsterPalooza.net

On March 3, 1861, the Rev. Charles Caleb Peirce arrived in Placerville where he conducted Easter services at the old Placerville Court House.

According to Boyd Roberts, a parishioner, the Rev. Peirce was dedicated to building a church. In 1864, the church opened its doors at 2979 Coloma St. in Placerville. The cost to build the church was $10,500, all of the money was raised by the Rev. Peirce and parish members.

Toward the end of the 1970s, the church became a landmark. The church has gone through several restorations since 1923, Roberts said. The one area that needs immediate attention is the refurbishing and re-leading of the stained-glass windows.

“A church that’s 150 years old needs a little tender, loving care,” Roberts said.

To raise money for the restoration volunteers at the church are organizing Lobsterpalooza on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road in Placerville, from 4 to 8 p.m. Roberts is the coordinator of the event.

Dishes being served with the Maine lobster and melted butter will be clam chowder, green salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, French bread, dessert and beverages. Volunteer students from Ponderosa High School are scheduled to serve the food to those who dine in.

There will be hot dogs for the children, Roberts said.

Lobsterpalooza will also have a no-host bar.

Tickets are $26 for a full dinner at the event or take out. Take out cooked lobster is $22 and take out lobster not cooked is $20. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, Oct. 5, Roberts said.

There are three Placerville bands providing entertainment. Frankie Soul, who plays blues, is at 4:30 p.m.; Murphy Mountain, who plays a mixture of blues rock, is at 5:30 p.m.; and The Method, who plays Celtic rock, is appearing at 6:30 p.m.

Another part of the fundraising effort is a raffle featuring many gifts from businesses.

“All proceeds are strictly going to the building,” Roberts said. “It’s all part of Placerville history, and we want to help preserve it. We’re starting with the windows. That’s probably going to take a couple of years. We’re trying to raise $75,000 when it’s all said and done in the next three years.”

To purchase tickets or more information about Lobsterpalooza contact Roberts at 530-344-1883, e-mail info@lobsterpalooza.net or visit LobsterPalooza.net.

Mike Bush

Mike Bush has been a Staff Writer at the Mountain Democrat since August 2011. Follow him on Twitter @MBushMtDemo
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