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As part of its mission to provide healthy, educational and community-building opportunities, the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds has decided to allow the general public to participate in a day of raking leaves Nov. 9.
This activity, which has usually been reserved for a small group of specialists, gives a chance to anyone who is inclined to spend a couple of hours breathing clean, fresh air, as well as learning about the multitude of different leaves the 65 acres of fairground produces.
Those lucky enough to participate will be allowed to bring their own rakes, since we understand how important it is to wield a garden tool you are familiar with. If you are selected to be part of the event, you would be grouped with other fortunate “rakers” to gather the leaves in a particular area of the fairgrounds.
Others will be allowed to bring dump trailers to take the golden leaves to a better place, like the co-gen plant to produce electricity.
As if that wasn’t enough, a hot dog and soda lunch will be provided. All this at no charge whatsoever. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and end at noon with lunch at noon. Dress code calls for layers with plaid flannel shirts encouraged. They just look good with the golden leaves.
If you want to see if you qualify for this special fall event, please call the fair manager, John Steffanic, at 283-6272 and let him know how many you would like to bring with you. With any luck, he will find a place for everyone who calls. In fact, he will definitely find a place for anyone who calls.
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