On the 14th day of tour, we traveled to Chico, our last California destination before heading onto Oregon. In 1843, a man by the name of John Bidwell was a member of one of the first wagon trains to reach California. Bidwell founded the City of Chico in 1860. Originally inhabited by the Mechoopda Maidu Native Americans, Chico sits on the floor of the Sacramento Valley next to the Sierra Nevada Range. Today Chico is home to California State University, Chico, the largest contributor to the local economy, and the destination of our performance.
After arriving at the Laxsum Auditorium, we were greeted by local Navy Recruiters Chief Navy Counselor Rich Crayne and Electrician's Mate 1st Class Randall Chaix. Accompanying Crayne and Chaix was new recruit Catherine Nomura. Seaman Recruit Nomura will be entering recruit training on January 24. Upon graduation, she will attend A School at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, where she will begin training as a CTI (Cryptologic Technician-Interperative). Good luck Seaman Recruit Nomura and welcome aboard!
Chief Musician John Parsons plays drums in the Commodores.