Community Events & News
Sporting Clay Shoot – Nov. 5th
The 6th annual Ione Veterans Memorial Park sport clay shoot will be held at the Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve on Sunday, November 5th. Individual or team shooters are welcomed to this fun event. In addition to shooting 100 clays at 10 stations, there will be a military honor guard firing a 21-gun salute. Raffle prizes have been donated by local businesses, and will include a drawing for a Beretta A400 shotgun. Proceeds from the shoot are used to maintain and provide improvements to the Ione Veterans Memorial Park, and purchase wreathes for those on the wall who pass away.
Shoot station sponsorships are available for businesses and individuals at a cost of $100 each. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the shoot starts at 9:30 AM. A BBQ lunch will be served from noon to 1:00 PM. After lunch, there will be a memorial ceremony. Pre-registration is $85 up until November 1st. Day of registration is $95. For registration forms, general information, or raffle tickets, contact Skip Schaufel at 209-256-3158 or Robyn Ornsby at 209-304-8780.
The Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve is located at 2951 Curran Road in Ione.
The Ione Memorial Park was conceived, built, and is maintained by volunteers and the generous donations from the greater Ione community. The Ione Veterans Park is in honor of Veterans and those serving in the 95640-zip code. There is no charge for Veterans or current members of the armed services to have their name placed in the park. Forms are available at City Hall or American River Bank in Ione.
Olde Tyme Christmas at Castle
On Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM to 4 PM, travel back to olden times at the beautiful Preston Castle. Christmas Carols will be playing to set the mood, and you will find lots of interesting art, hand-made crafts, jewelry, baked goods and other gift items for your holiday shopping. Most vendors will be indoors in the basement area of the Castle.
Santa will be available for your child’s wish list and photos taken. This will begin at 12 noon—all free.
You may take a self-guided tour of the historic Preston Castle from 10 AM to 2 PM for $10 pp. Tickets may be purchased at the door. This will be the last chance to take a tour until next August. So, mark your calendar and join in the fun.
Ione Christmas Parade – Dec 9th
“There’s no place like Ione for the Holidays,” is this year’s Christmas Parade theme. It’s time to put on your thinking caps, and plan to enter a float, as an individual, or group. There is prize money to be had. Entrance forms are available at www.myione.com or at City Hall.
The Annual Christmas Parade is sponsored by the Ione Business & Community Association. The parade starts at 11 AM in downtown Ione.