Community Involvement

Treats, training and veterans at Pelican Bay

It’s been an active few months for staff at Pelican Bay State Prison with a tsunami drill, trunk-or-treat, pumpkins and marching in the Veterans’ Day parade.

Community Trunk-or-Treat

Pelican Bay Crisis Response Team (CRT), Honor Guard, and Recruitment Teams participated in the annual Trunk-or-Treat for the community. The event was held at the CHP Station in Crescent City. Local businesses, law enforcement, fire and paramedics joined together, handing out candy. In all, over 1,000 kids attended the event, making it a rousing success.

Incarcerated gardeners grow pumpkins for kids

Pelican Bay Facility D garden program grew pumpkins over the last few months to donate to the special needs class at a local elementary school. The gardeners donated 28 large and 10 small pumpkins to the school. The small pumpkins were painted for the students by the residents at Pelican Bay.

Pumpkins were also set-up at visiting over the weekend for kids to take one home. Kids were excited and all pumpkins were taken.

Also in October, staff wore pink for breast cancer awareness.

Tsunami drill recertification

Pelican Bay CRT Team participated in the in the Tsunami Drill held for Del Norte County. Local Law enforcement, fire, paramedics, Caltrans, volunteers, and county officials joined together for the event. Organizers report the drill was successful.

Pelican Bay Honor Guard and the Veterans’ Day parade

The Pelican Bay Honor Guard marched in the Veterans’ Day parade. They were also asked to handle the flag and colors ceremony. Afterwards, the Honor Guard attended the Veterans’ Day luncheon where they received a certificate of appreciation for being part of this local tradition.

Submitted by Lt. Serafin Leon

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