Hero Appreciation Months Celebrations and Discounts


The annual Hero Appreciation Months for Three Rivers and and surrounding gateway communities have commenced! January through March will feature public events celebrating firefighter/EMS, law enforcement officials, and our armed forces. In addition, current or former Firefighters/EMS personnel, Law Enforcement/Peace officers, and members of the Armed Forces are invited to pick up a 2024 THANK YOU Heroes Card at Kaweah Coffee Roasters, Buckeye Tree Lodge, Lazy J Ranch Motel, or Western Holiday Lodge, and enjoy using it at numerous local businesses from Jan 1 – Mar 31, 2024. See the attached poster for details!

The following celebrations are free and open to all:

  • Firefighters/EMS: Honoring Skylar Carney, EMT with American Ambulance; Jorge Nunez, Firefighter with Tulare County; Thomas Sakaguchi, Firefighter with CalFire; on Friday January 26, 7pm, Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant.
  • Law Enforcement: Honoring Deputy Derrick Hood, Tulare County Sheriff; on Friday February 23, 7pm, Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant.
  • Armed Forces: Honoring Austin Parker, who served in the U.S. Navy and is now a member of Team USA, bobsled, Paralympics 2024; in April, date TBA, on a Friday, at 7pm, Sequoia Cider Mill Restaurant.

Click on the links to view the events and add them to your calendar.

NOTE: We also hope to hold the Bathtub Race on March 23rd at Lake Kaweah, assuming we receive our usual charity permit. If you wish to form a Racing Team, let Peter or I know (561-4270). Leah 1/17/24

Click image for full-sized poster.