County Supervisor Neil Derry is planning to attend a pancake breakfast hosted by the Green Valley Lake Disaster Recovery Foundation this Saturday (May 23), as proceeds will be used to purchase GPS devices in memory of hiker Dean Christy. In January of 2008, 62-year-old hiker Christy had become disoriented when hiking near his Green Valley Lake cabin in a snowstorm; despite the efforts of a nine-day Search and Rescue operation, it wasn’t until three months to the day later that Christy’s body was located within two miles of Green Valley Lake. Proceeds from Saturday’s 8am breakfast at the Green Valley Lake Clubhouse will go toward the purchase of global positioning satellite devices that will be available for use by area hikers. Says Supervisor Derry, “Allowing hikers to check out GPS devices like one would rent a movie at the video store is an innovative idea. This project will undoubtedly save lives.” In addition to Derry’s attendance at the breakfast, offered at a suggested donation of $5, will be Christy’s wife, Joan, and Assemblyman Paul Cook. (The Green Valley Lake Clubhouse is located at 33268 Green Valley Lake Road; for more info call 867-1946.) Also in Green Valley Lake, at the same location on Saturday morning, the Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Mobile Health Clinic will be offering diabetes/glucose screenings, body fat analysis, and high blood pressure screenings to mountain residents.
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