For those who remember, there used to be a tradition of Serrano Seniors sneaking up to the water tanks high on the hill overlooking Phelan, just off of Sheep Creek Road. The Seniors would generally paint their class graduation year on one of the water tanks. This spirited, somewhat subversive tradition was a fun one and the community and water officials generally turned a blind eye to the "vandalism". The last class to carry out the tradition was the class of 2004.
This year, the tradition was renewed, albeit in more of an official capacity. The PPHCSD has recently made a push to partner more frequently with Snowline Joint Unified School District. In this vein, Water Operations Manager Sean Wright approached Superintendent Holman and Marketing and PR Rep Chacon this year to re-ignite the tank painting tradition.
And so, in the spirit of fun and tradition, representatives of the Class of 2019, supervised by Mr. Chacon, came out for two days this month and painted the tank with their year and some decorations. Next time you head south on Sheep Creek, take a look up on the hill and see if you can spot their handiwork.
District promotes Recycling and Water Conservation by Inviting Mr. Eco to Perform at Local Schools
This February, PPHCSD will be promoting recycling and water conservation by sponsoring Mr. Eco, a popular YouTube conservationist, to visit local schools including Phelan Elementary and The Heritage School. Mr. Eco has made a number of popular YouTube videos promoting recycling and conservation and has created a school outreach program that visits hundreds of schools all over the country promoting his program. Some of his YouTube videos include "Save Some for the Fishes", "Recycle Robot", and "Litterbug". Mr. Eco has visited our local schools for the past two years and is always well received by students and teachers alike. The kids say he is funny and that they really like his music.
To learn more about Mr. Eco and his program, visit his website at www.mreco.org.
October 2018 marked the annual celebration of Phelan Phamily Phun Days. This exciting community event was held at the Phelan Community Park and was attended by hundreds of people. The event featured a parade, car show, horse events, Fear Farm Hollows, vendors, a petting zoo, pancake breakfast, antique tractors, a pumpkin patch, dog sports, and a blood drive. The District's very own water mascot Precious came out to wave to the crowds during the parade and the District had a booth where staff gave out information on water conservation, recycling, and parks. District staff also gave out water conservation devices, sports equipment, and recycling goodies. Fifteen lucky attendees won the District's raffle and received their choice of sports equipment, California native gardening books, watering wands, counter top composter, or hose timer.