DAIRYVILLE — The Dairyville Orchard Festival had a mighty return Saturday afternoon, with greater than 1,000 individuals attending the occasion at Lassen View Elementary School.
“The community has always been a great support for us,” occasion organizer Marci Skelton stated. “So this year looks no different, and I think maybe a little higher than we have had. We will see how the afternoon goes on, but attendance looks wonderful right now, and we are happy to have everyone here.”
Each 12 months, the competition is held to boost cash for scholarships that can enable college students to additional their schooling. Since the competition was first held 24 years in the past, it has raised greater than $279,950 for scholarships. Even although the competition was canceled final 12 months, the Dairyville Community Club nonetheless awarded seven scholarships.
“The day is very full,” Skelton stated. “We have a great turnout and a lot of happy customers and people coming out to support the cause today.”
During the competition, individuals may go to the greater than 60 distributors, hearken to dwell music and take part in different actions, comparable to viewing vintage tractors and orchard gear, pattern some local delicacies and store on the Ag Marketplace.
“We do have some new vendors here that we have not had before,” Skelton stated. “We have a lot of festival favorites. There is lots to see and do here, and everyone can come out.”
A silent public sale and raffle had been held for the advantage of the competition and Lassen View Elementary.
“The raffle has been keeping me busy most of the morning,” Skelton stated.
On the hour, the competition notified attendees who gained a raffle prize. Skelton stated winners can be known as if they might not be discovered in the course of the occasion.
Al Begbie stated he may hardly discover a place to park with all of the individuals attending the occasion. He and his spouse simply walked across the competition to see what distributors had been providing.
“It is a good festival,” Begbie stated. “I have always enjoyed it.”
Sharon Harding and her husband have been to the competition earlier than. Harding stated they wish to see all of the crafts, the totally different stalls and check out the meals.
“We are ready to head over to get some of those pie cookies,” Harding stated.