Parking for Jere Melo Celebration will be offsite

Parking for tomorrow’s event will be at the former Georgia Pacific property at the western corner of Main St. (Highway 1) and Cypress St. There will be shuttles to and from the stadium.

The lot will be open at 12pm and the last bus will leave for the stadium at 1:45pm.

Please see the map below.


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A Celebration of Life for Jere Melo

A celebration of Jere Melo’s life will be held on Saturday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Timberwolf Stadium.

Parking will be provided off-site on the former Georgia-Pacific Mill Site at Main and Cypress Streets with shuttles providing transportation to and from the stadium.

It is a fitting tribute that a Celebration of Life for Jere Melo will be held in Timberwolf Stadium to honor a man who gave freely of his time and efforts to support the youth of our community. The memorial event is expected to be the largest event ever to be held in the stadium.

Additional information can be found on the Facebook event page.


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Please feel free to read and/or sign the Guestbook

The Melo family has been uplifted by the outpouring of love and support from the Fort Bragg community and beyond.

Please click on the link above to sign Jere’s guestbook and read the entries, or you may click here to add a new entry.

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We Lost a Giant

Written by The Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund.

People saw Jere as invincible. If he could be taken out, who is safe? He was such a gentle giant of a man and such a man’s man. He represented a bridge to the old mill company town culture and our community’s future. He really grew to be a wonderful community leader, softening and expanding his view of community and multiple approaches to solving problems together. An ethical conservative with a big heart and a grandfatherly love of his town and its people, Jere worked with all of us to find ways to make our community better. No one has the capacity to fill his shoes but we all have an obligation to take steps to try and get our coast moving in the right direction. Rest in peace, Mr. Melo and heart broken condolences to your family, countless friends and council members.

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