Archive for May, 2011

Blue Ox Thank You’s for MAY DAY Festivities!

Friday, May 13th, 2011

KKDS Blue Ox Youth & Community Radio, Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park, and Blue Ox Community School would like to extend a giant thank you to the community for coming out to The 10th Annual May Day Living History and Artisan Faire this last Saturday. We raised a good amount of money for Blue Ox Radio and a significant amount of food was donated to food for people. As well, The Blue Ox Community School was able to raise some money through the gift shop toward their graduation ceremonies and celebration! The photographs that we are receiving are priceless! Thank you for capturing the moment and sharing it with us!

We wish to extend our gratitude toward all of the talented musicians kept our toes tapping and put a happy smile on our faces; The Tumbleweeds, Compost Mountain Boys, Pilot Rock Ramblers, Striped Pig Stringband, Jan Bramlett and friends, Lyndsay Battle and crew, Roddy Ross, Joe Garceau, Calleaghn Kinnamon, & The Trickle Downs.

We sincerely appreciate the talents and time given by our collaborators and presenters; The Raven Project, Clarke Historical Museum, The Ink People Center for the Arts, MARZ Project, HSU Agricultural Department CCAT, Humboldt County Wool Growers Association, Eileen Smithers & The Boat Crew , George Stevens, Teresa Whitehawk & Elbert Walston, Chance, Matthew Scott, Cathy LeCroix, Mark Dupree, Paula Flannery, Jeni Hood, Jamie & Ben Cohoon, Bernice Huston, Chaz, Shannon Sandlin, Morrye Scandlon, Tifanie McLaren, Carrie Maschmire, Roland & Jennifer, Bill Kohse, Bud Rogers, Kathy Wolf, Mark Dupre and Sean Powers.

We would also like to thank North Coast Mercantile and Muddy Waters Coffee Company for their generous contributions to the May Day Festivities! Thanks also go out to our other supporters; Humboldt County Office of Education, KISS FM, KXGO, ESPN Radio, KFMI, KMUD, Cool 105.5, KHUM, KWPT, KSLG, MIX 95.1, KGOE, KRED, The Arcata Eye, Eureka Times Standard, The Tri City Weekly, and Times Printing.

Lastly, we want to let our volunteers know how much we appreciated their time and energy that helped to make the event a success! We had a great time and hope that you all did too! We hope to see you all again in the future!

Keep your eyes open for upcoming dates at Blue Ox Millworks and Historic Park, Including;

· The Brush Ape Play presented by Sanctuary Stage Productions on the weekend of June 3, 4, & 5, 2011,

· Blue Ox Millworks & Historic Park Tour 20th Anniversary Open House Celebration Saturday, July 9, 2011,

· Blue Ox Community School will host a Student Reunion Saturday August 13, 2011,

· Blue Ox Steampunk Festival and Ball Saturday September 17, 2011, &

· Craftsman Days Saturday & Sunday November 26& 27 2011.

Blue Ox is busy busy busy! Please join us for these festivities and more. For more information about Blue Ox visit us on the web at,, facebook (Blue Ox) and Youtube (Blueoxvillage) or call (707) 444-3437. Blue Ox Millworks and Historic Park is open Daily Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours, located just off the Bay on the corner of 1st Street and X Street.