Penn Valley fall celebration set for Saturday |

Penn Valley fall celebration set for Saturday

A helicopter rescue demonstration will cap a day including food, crafts, art, a flea market and children’s activities as Penn Valley celebrates the season with the annual Fall Festival on Saturday.

Members of Word Alive! Church will offer a bounce house, face painting and other activities for kids.

Other items for sale include antiques, art and live music, organizer Rick Nolle said. A silent auction will run throughout the day, starting at about 10 a.m.; items include 49er football tickets and a barbecue grill.

Members of the Penn Valley Fire Department will work with a Reach helicopter ambulance team from Marysville to offer a demonstration at about 1:30 p.m., Nolle said.

Vendor booths still are available for the free event, which is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Western Gateway Park. Cost is $50, $25 for student groups selling items and free for nonprofits. The layout has been improved to people can get to all the booths more easily, Nolle said.

To get to Western Gateway Park, take HIghway 20 to Penn Valley, turn south at the signal for Penn Valley Road, turn right at the stop sign for Penn Valley Drive, then continue for about 1.5 miles to the park. Parking is free.

The Penn Valley Rotary Club has been organizing the festival for about a decade for the enjoyment of area residents, Nolle said.


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