Back in 2018 Plumas County Supervisor Kevin Goss, right, served as emcee for the annual Gold Digger Day parade. He will do so again this year. Feather Publishing file photo

The 58th Gold Digger event gets underway July 17 in Greenville

Meg Upton

   It wouldn’t be summer in Greenville without the annual Gold Digger Day! This year’s festivities dig in on July 17 and this year’s event marks its 58th year (COVID skipped a year).

   The annual event kicks off at 8 a.m. with breakfast of biscuits and gravy at the American Legion Hall (across from the post office) in Greenville. Mary’s German Grill food truck on Crescent Highway near Mohawk Gas and Trading is serving German style crepes for breakfast

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   The softball tournament also begins at this time at the Greenville Park.

   The downtown Greenville street faire vendors begin to sell their wares at 8:30 a.m. and continues through out the day.

   Event goers are encouraged to get there early to find a choice spot to watch the Gold Digger Day parade and at 10 a.m. with floats commemorating the history of Greenville as well as the people and businesses here now.

   Immediately following the parade begins the Greenville Methodists Church ice cream social at 11 a.m. on the church lawn on Pine Street.

   Bingo will be held in the Greenville Town Hall at noon.

   Kids’ Gold Rush will begin behind Evergreen Market at 11:45 a.m. (ages two to 12).

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   The Classic Car Show and Shine will be in the American Legion parking lot from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; it takes place under the shade trees.

   There will be kids’ activities all day starting at 11 a.m. in and around the American Legion building at 430 Main Street as well as a BBQ.

   There’s also an all-day food court near the Way Station selling gyros, Thai food, and Indian tacos and other food items.

   There’s a quad raffle and a 50/50 raffle, which will take place in front of the Way Station. Gold Digger Day event goers do not have to be present to win, but the drawing is at 8 p.m.

   To wrap up the day in the sun is the annual street dance in front of the Way Station from 8 p.m. to midnight with the band Side FX Band of Nor Cal.