Well-known community members bid adieu to Loomis

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Longtime community member Greg Fellers has decided to pass the torch. The Loomis veterinarian, and his wife, Kathy, will make the final move next week to Seal Beach, to be near their sons, Cory and Brad, and their families. Their many friends and admirers have been wining and dining the Fellers publicly and privately for several weeks, celebrating their contributions to the community and giving them a fond farewell. One of the community gatherings was a barbecue held Aug. 1 at Loomis Community Park, where the Fellers were presented with a proclamation from the Placer County Board of Supervisors. On Aug. 13, a proclamation from the Town of Loomis was presented to Greg Fellers by Mayor Russ Kelley and Councilman Tom Millward, at the monthly meeting of the Loomis Fire Protection District board of directors. At the meeting, Fellers resigned, effective Aug. 31, as president of the board. “The board will appoint someone to complete my term,” Fellers said. He said board members would probably direct secretary Barbara Leak to release a notice seeking applications to fill the two years of his term. Vice President John Scherer will assume the president’s duties until new officers are elected. “The proclamations that I received … are a great honor,” Fellers said. “I just feel like I’m just one of many individuals in Loomis who contribute to the whole of the town and the result is a community like Loomis.” Greg Fellers was involved with the incorporation of the Town of Loomis in 1984, and served as its first treasurer. He served as a councilman from 1986 to 1990, during which he was mayor in 1987. The proclamations cited the Fellers’ “leadership for the betterment of their community through their involvement with several community organizations.” These include the South Placer Heritage Foundation, Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce, First United Methodist Church of Loomis, Habitat for Humanity and Loomis Community Pre-school. Fellers, now retired, is a founding members of the Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic and later built the Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center. He has served as the head veterinarian for the annual Tevis Cup Endurance Ride and other equine competitions. “I completely enjoyed my years in Loomis and on the various boards and commissions,” Fellers said. The Fellers have let it be known they are very sad to be leaving, but they want to be near their young grandson as he grows up. “Family – that would be about the only thing that would make us leave Loomis,” he said.