ANNUAL COMMUNITY FESTIVAL - 2014
Flea Market, Car Show and Art Show at PUC Track and Gym Parking lot. Sunday, May 18th 2014.

Come on down and check out the vintage vehicles, eat some great food, listen to live music and support our town. This event is a fundraiser for the Angwin Community Council and Volunteer Fire Department.






Community Events

The Angwin Community Council is getting out into our community and getting involved. Recently, our crew headed down to the Soapbox Derby Races, sponsored by PUC Elementary. Our booth offered hot coffee and tea to help the parents and volunteers keep up with the day's events. The creativity of the car designs is always inspiring and the determination and skill of the drivers is a blast to watch. Dennis Helmer, one of our Board Members, won the Adult Class Soapbox Derby race. Great Job Dennis! Way to Represent!

In addition to having a great time at these events, it is also a way for the Council to hear issues directly affecting our neighbors. It also gives people a chance to get to know us, so they feel comfortable bringing their concerns directly to our attention. This is one of the great advantages about living in a village, you really do get a chance to get to know all your neighbors.

This past year we also participated in the Wine Auction Fundraiser for Howell Mountain Elementary and the Napa Valley Dirt Classic at PUC. We are always looking for more ways to get involved in our community and volunteer our time and services for good causes. Please let us know if you have an event coming up and would like us to attend. We welcome the opportunity to get to know you all better.


Napa Valley Dirt Classic - 2012
Soapbox Derby 2011
Soapbox Derby 2011

Napa Valley Dirt Classic 2012



Fire Academy Graduation


On Monday June 4th, a crowd of over 200 family members, residents, and friends came out to participate in the 2012 Basic Fire Academy graduation ceremonies that were held at Pacific Union College Chan Shun Hall, Lecture Room #1.  The standing room only crowd included guests from Pope Valley, Deer Park, Napa, Calistoga; St. Helena, and friends from as far away as San Jose, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, and the Central Valley who all came to witness the 85th Basic Academy ceremonies.  During the ceremony Pastor Tim Mitchell was recognized as the 2012 Angwin Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Service Award recipient.  This award is given to a resident or department member who has demonstrated exceptional service to the community, over an extended period of time, which has greatly improved the safety and the lives of each Angwin resident.

During the keynote address, the graduates were challenged to remember their primary purpose of providing service to their communities.  They were encouraged to grasp opportunities to improve their skills, appreciate the sacrifices that were made so that they were able to achieve this goal, and remember the principles upon which each department was founded.  In their address, Chief Browne, Chief Sterling, and Chief Damonte reminded the graduates of their rich heritage.  The Deer Park Volunteer Fire Department has been providing service for over 75 years; Pope Valley Volunteer Fire Department has been serving for over 89 years, and the Angwin Volunteer Fire Department has provided service in its current configuration for over 91 years.  Two of the 15 graduates were from Pope Valley , two were from Deer Park , and 11 were from Angwin.  In addition, Rachel Cordis and Christopher White were promoted to the rank of Lieutenants, in the Angwin Volunteer Fire Department.

Throughout the years and into the future, the primary mission of each department is to provide the highest level of service to our communities.


Council Members CPR Certified


Angwin is fortunate to have Napa County emergency services responding to the needs in our rural community.  We are also blessed with Angwin Ambulance Company and our Angwin Volunteer Fire Department who are right on the hill, ready to resond at a moment's notice. In addition to these options, members of Angwin Community Council proposed that all board members become certified in CPR to help out in case of an emergency. There's no better way to serve a community than to save a life!

Angwin Ambulance offered us a course at reduced rates. James Robertson led the group in a day long, hands-on learning. It was a great way to see first-hand what a remarkable job our EMT's and first responders do when they arrive on the scene of an accident. Most of us who attended the session have a whole new appreciation for these fine men and women who serve in this capacity on a daily basis.

This session has also made us aware of how important it is to have life-saving equipment in public areas, like the market or Church, to better assist in a medical emergency. The Angwin Community Council is working to support these efforts being made by Angwin Ambulance to place these instruments around town.

CPR in 3 Steps:
Please take a minute to review these life-saving techniques listed below.


If you would like more information, or if you would like to become certified in CPR, please contact us and we will do whatever we can to make this happen. 707-965-2867

Annual Fundraiser - 2012


 SUNDAY May 20th. 2012 -
Come and join us for a day filled with fun for everyone. This event is Angwin's version of a Spring Festival.
FLEA MARKET - Come out and shop for treasures, or clean out your closets and rent a table behind the college market. Enjoy great food with neighbors and new friends.

ART IN THE CLOUDS - Display or purchase fine art, hand crafted goods or bring your children and let them create their own works of art. Come and support our local artists.

CAR SHOW - Our classic car show has grown to include vintage vehicles from all over the Valley and beyond. Bring your classic car or just cruise through the show while enjoying BBQ Tri-tip and Burritos.

LIVE MUSIC - The Angwin Community Council is proud to present live music from 10am -noon sponsored by Dunn Vineyards. The live music will be featured on our stage at the car show location. 

RAFFLE - Don't forget to buy plenty of raffle tickets. Thanks to generous donations from ETS Laboratories in St. Helena and other local businesses, there are many great prizes to look forward to. Our grand prize includes an iPad. Drawing begins at 1:00pm at the car show stage.

Welcome New Members/Officers

The Angwin Community Council would like to welcome our newest Board Member, Rex Heywood. Rex is a long time Angwin resident living here with his wife and two sons. He is an avid mountain biker and outdoorsman who has a deep respect for the quiet lifestyle Angwin enjoys. He has his own construction business and keeps busy being involved with young people in Angwin and St. Helena . He has some great ideas about what Angwin Community Council can do to help continue the lifestyle we enjoy here.

Congratulations are in order for Kellie Lind, who has recently been elected to the Vice-President position on our Board. Kellie has been an active participant on the Board in the last year, chairing the Art Show in it's first year. We have Kellie to thank for this event's success. She also is the chair of our historical and archiving committee, being the official keeper of all our Angwin Stories, past and present. Thank you Kellie for your contributions.

Unfortunately, there are also times when we say our good-byes to other members of our Board who move on after years of service to our community. Thank you Darlene Hemmerlin and Doug Ermshar for your dedication and years of service to the Community Council and to the town of Angwin. You will be missed.

Council Thanks Fire Fighters and EMT's

Quentin White, Jennifer Klingbeil, Avery Browne
Every year, the Community Council honors our Angwin Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance services. These brave men and women rush to the scene of a tragedy at all hours of the night and day. The most amazing part of that is the fact that they perform this duty without pay. Our Angwin volunteer force donates up to 15,000 hours a year in training, exercises and actual calls. We are so proud to live in a town that has such a high-rate of community service and dedication.


Fire Chief, Avery Browne inspires his team to give back to their community through example. He is pictured to the right, thanking the Piner's for leading him to community service by their example. The Community Council, Fire Department and Ambulance would like to thank Piner's Ambulance for being part of our lives and our neighborhood for so many years.




The Angwin Community Council is the governing board of the Volunteer Fire Department. Our fund-raising efforts help fund ongoing operational costs of this department, which is only partially subsidized by the County.  In this tough economy, when states and some counties are going bankrupt, we are surviving thanks to your donations and support. We are proud of both our Fire Department and Angwin Volunteer Ambulance Company and hope you will continue to support the services we help provide in our neighborhood.