We need your help! The 22nd annual Jade Festival, scheduled for October 11-13, 2013, is threatened with cancellation due to the Government shutdown. This annual fund raiser for Pacific Valley School (smallest school district in California) and South Coast Community land trust, is without a permit and the adjointing National Forest campgroud is closed. We have until October 9 to save it. Located on the Big Sur coast, this is one of the largest lapidary shows of it's type in the world. It the only major annual community reunion for the people of this beutiful, rugged, and isolated area. It is an opportunity for Monterey Country to share it's treasures.