The road in front of Rolling Hills Casino has a new name in honor of someone who dedicated his life to making Tehama County a better place for us all. The Tehama County Board of Supervisors unanimously gave its approval to rename the drive after Everett Freeman, who died in November 2010, at the age of 79. The new sign for Everett Freeman Way should be arriving very soon.
Everett, who was chairman of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians when Rolling Hills Casino was planned and built, had a vision for our community that included improved economic development, education, health and safety. Thanks to this vision, more than 600 people are employed at Rolling Hills Casino, Sevillano Links, and the Rolling Hills Medical and Dental Clinics. Under Everett’s leadership, the Tribe and Rolling Hills contributed millions of dollars for county improvement projects, hospital equipment, an ambulance, police safety equipment, fire fighting equipment, a ladder truck, and much, much more. Rolling Hills continues to provide community support and is involved in many programs that strive to improve our future.
Before Everett retired, he built roads on Indian reservations for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which makes it a very special tribute to have a road named after him.
Continuing Everett’s legacy, Rolling Hills is proud to be a supporter of the Read and Reap Celebration and Library Book Sale at the Tehama County Library as well as the 14th Annual Orchard Festival at Lassen View School — all on October 15.
Click here for more information about Expect More Tehama and the Read and Reap celebrationhttp://expectmoretehama.com/?p=181.
To date, the Annual Orchard Festivals have raised $110,500 in scholarships. They’ve been an important resource to sending local youth to college. Help support education by making plans to attend this exciting community event with great food, music, children’s activities, local produce and more! For more information about the festival visit: http://dairyvillefestival.org
After the festival head over to Rolling Hills Casino for a Filet Mignon and shrimp dinner in Timbers Steakhouse for only $18. If you feel like dancing or listening to some live country music, Buck Ford is playing Saturday night from 9pm to 1am. Admission is free.