Over the last year or two, we have slowly but surely moved into a new era, an era of diminished funding and reduced services. If folks want a particular service, they increasingly have to “pay” for it, either with money or by volunteering.
Want an assistant museum director? Help pay for part of his salary. The Plumas County Museum Association has done just that. Want to keep libraries open and stocked with current titles? The Friends of the Library has done just that. Numerous civic groups continue to donate to our schools to keep sports, music and art programs alive.