Lake Wildwood: Enjoy fall events in Nevada County |

Lake Wildwood: Enjoy fall events in Nevada County

The air is crisp and the leaves are turning just in time for a great outdoor weekend in Penn Valley and Lake Wildwood. There are two great events this weekend that you don’t want to miss. Both are free, so come alone or bring the kids.

The first is the Penn Valley Fall Festival 2007, sponsored by the Penn Valley Rotary Club. This annual event will be held on Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Gateway Park. This event gets bigger every year and includes a flea market, crafts, art, antiques, music and food. For 2007, there are also a silent auction and kids’ activities, including an inflatable bounce house and face painting. At about 1:30 p.m., a REACH helicopter ambulance will land in the park and give a demonstration.

Many of the Penn Valley Rotarians live in LWW, so come on out and visit with friends and neighbors and meet the Rotarians that make this possible. You will also be helping the community, because proceeds are used on a variety of projects, including scholarships and dictionaries for local students. For more information, contact Rick Nolle at 205-6200.

Sunday is the “Wheels on the Green” car show, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Commodore Park ball field. Besides hot rods, sports cars, motorcycles and gorgeous exotics, there will be music, food and drinks to make for a very enjoyable fall afternoon for LWW residents and guests. Attendees will be able to vote for the People’s Choice Award, and there will be raffle prizes, Best of Show, individual category awards and driver gifts.

If you have been up to Bridgeport in the last couple of weeks, it is reminiscent of Betty Kelly’s photograph, “Fall Reflections at Bridgeport.” A LWW resident for several years, Betty’s photograph of Bridgeport took first place in the Best of Show category at the Nevada County Fair in 2003. It also took fifth place in the Best of Show category at the California State Fair in 2004.

Betty loves photographing the local area. You can see more of her work highlighting our local fall colors at the Banner Mountain Artisan’s Show and Sale on Nov. 3 and 4. This event features 24 different artists at five different houses in a two-block area of Banner Mountain. Contact Betty at 432-0524 for more information.

On an entirely different matter, residents can pick up a copy of the general manager’s contract in the office. Our current GM retires in June of next year, and the board will start looking for a replacement in the near future. It would be helpful for residents to look at the current contract and start thinking about what changes we might want in the future to continue our positive momentum.


Got a tip about someone or something in Lake Wildwood? Contact Shirl Mendonca at shirlmendon¼

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