Plymouth, CA…Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy the colorful fall foliage and a hearty morning meal out in the country.
Visitors are invited to the Fiddletown Preservation Society’s all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and bake sale Sunday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Fiddletown Community Center. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the original one-room Fiddletown Schoolhouse on American Flat Road. Once restoration is complete, the schoolhouse will serve as a community learning/cultural center for small concerts, art and historical exhibits, and other public and private events.
The structure was built in 1862, and served children in grades 1 through 8 until 1955 when the school closed and students began attending school in the town of Plymouth six miles away. The FPS began restoration efforts in 1964. The hookup to septic system is now complete. There are working toilets and running water in the building. The north side of the building has been shored up and the wall aligned. The FPS is currently working on repairing shutters on south side wall along with any window repairs, and the rock wall next to the back stairs, which is falling down.
Guests will be welcome to visit the schoolhouse during the breakfast.
Prices for the breakfast are $12 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 16 and $1 for ages 5 and under. Menu includes: French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage, pastry and muffins, fresh fruit, milk, orange juice and coffee. A separate bake sale will also be available for guests to take home a piece of Fiddletown country goodness.
Historian Elaine Zorbas will be selling copies of her new book: Banished and Embraced, The Chinese in Fiddletown and the Mother Lode. Zorbas held her release party and book signing in August 2015 at the Fiddletown Schoolhouse.
The Fiddletown Community Center is located at 14445 Fiddletown Rd in Fiddletown, CA. For more information, call (209) 245-6042 or visit www.fiddletown.info.