On Sunday, November 8, Chico State will join the greater Butte County community in observing a remembrance of the devastation of the 2018 Camp Fire, which changed our community forever.
At 11:08 a.m., the Trinity Hall bells will chime to begin 85 seconds of silence commemorating the 85 lives lost in the fire, with the bells chiming once again to conclude the remembrance.
“It is clear that we are still in the early stages of our long-term recovery, and the effects of COVID-19, along with new wildfires, have layered more challenges into the Camp Fire rebuilding efforts,” said President Gayle Hutchinson. “As we pause to remember those who were lost, we also acknowledge our community’s compassion, resilience, and renewal as we build a healing path forward to a brighter future together.”
The theme for this year’s remembrance is “Planting Promise.” A number of events will be held throughout Butte County. Links to the details for each event can be found at Paradise Chamber of Commerce web page.
- November 5: Town of Paradise Community Meeting
- November 7–January 1: Virtual Community Art Show
- November 7–8: Paradise Revival Festival
- November 7–8: Oak and Native Tree Giveaway
- November 8: Paradise Alliance Church: Another Day in Paradise
- November 8: A Time to Reflect
- November 8: Ridge Wellness Project
- November 8: The Hope of Daffodils Art Show
- November 8: Art Demonstration and Signing
- November 8: Blood Drive
- November 8: Film: Joy Will Find a Way: Experience Butte County’s Resilience through the Arts at Meriam Park (Tickets can be reserved here. At check-out, make sure to use the access code: Paradise2)
- November 8: Anniversary Events at Magalia Community Church