Gingerbread and Grants — Holiday Traditions at Rolling Hills
Corning, CA – December 14, 2017 — The entrance to the Rolling Hills Casino Buffet is now good enough to eat with the return of Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House, an annual tradition that marks the start of the holiday season. Another sweet holiday tradition is the announcement of contributions by the Rolling Hills Foundation to local organizations that strive to make Tehama County a safer, healthier and more educated community.
Over the past 15 years, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians contributed over $8 million to local organizations through the Rolling Hills Casino Foundation. This holiday season, the Foundation announced another $17,453 in grants to local schools and education programs.
“The greatest gift we can give our community is a chance for a brighter future, and education is key to that future” said, Natasha Magana, tribal council member.
Our recent contributions focus on innovative and traditional programs designed to increase literacy, improve math and science skills, enrich the educational experience, and strengthen creative thinking. We also provided a grant to raise awareness about and prevent sexual violence.”
The Foundation provided grants to Berrendos Middle School to purchase tables for its reading intervention program, Vina Elementary School for Classroom E-Readers, and Gerber Elementary School to send 5th and 6th graders to Whiskeytown Environmental Space Camp. The Foundation also provided a grant to Red Bluff High School Performing Arts Center to purchase musical instruments for use by students who can’t afford to purchase their own. Other grant recipients include Rape Crisis and Intervention, Gateway Science Museum, the Corning High School Softball Program, and the Chico State University Foundation/Sage Fund.
“We have been blessed by the community and it means a great deal to us that so many come to Rolling Hills Casino to see the Gingerbread house and celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Tehama County is our home and it is an honor to provide a venue for holiday celebrations as well as support the programs that make our community a great place to work and live,” said Chairman Andrew Alejandre.
For more information about the Rolling Hills Foundation, visit rollinghillsfoundation.com. You can see Santa’s Workshop Gingerbread House at the Rolling Hills Buffet entrance through the holiday season.
Owned by the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, Rolling Hills Casino employs over 500 team members, most of whom work full time with health care benefits and 401k options. Many employees have worked at the Casino since it was established in 2002. The Casino and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are strong community partners supporting local programs through generous grants and sponsorships. The Foundation donates hundreds of thousands to community organizations each year, with over $8 million dollars donated to benefit local health, safety and education programs. Each year hundreds of thousands of guests visit Rolling Hills Casino, bringing with them tourist dollars that benefit the local economy.