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Time to enter the fair parade

Where and when can you do this? Well, during the 74th annual Plumas Sierra County Fair Parade of course on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. in beautiful downtown Quincy. You can dance and sing while you watch from the curb, or you can stroll down Main Street on your float or fair parade entry. Entry forms are available online at quincychamber.com or at the Toy Store or Plumas Bank in Quincy. The theme of the Fair this year is “Show What You Grow, Share What You Know.”

This year, you can enjoy the parade with a V.I.P. pass which includes among many other benefits: Comfortable chairs and tables on the porch of the former B of A building; Continental breakfast of coffee, juice, tea, pastries and fruit; Exclusive parking; Week pass to the fair; And special performances in front of the V.I.P viewing area.

The V.I.P. passes are $60 per person or a table for four for only $200. For more information or purchase, call the Chamber at 394-0541.

Presale fair carnival tickets are available now. Check out the Golden Ticket, which features unlimited rides all day plus a free midway souvenir, a two-for-one carnival game ticket and a free popcorn with any food purchase. Presale ticket booklets are available in Quincy at Safeway, Plumas Bank and the Fair Office. They are also available in Chester, Greenville and Portola at Plumas Bank as well as Loyalton at the Loyalton Pharmacy.

SAV MOR Foods recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in Quincy. “We are beginning our third decade in Quincy by doubling down on our commitment to providing our community with the freshest groceries at the lowest possible price,” says Fred Holman, the store leader.

The market is operated by North State Grocery, Inc. Dating back to the first Holiday Market in Cottonwood in 1962, the company now operates 22 grocery stores in northern California and southern Oregon.

The Quincy Farmer’s Market is back. Thanks to the efforts of the Community Actions Agency and Liz Hauner, we can enjoy farm fresh produce and local arts and crafts every Sunday through mid-September from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the open-air lot next at 189 Crescent St. For more information, contact Liz at lizzhauner@gmail.com. To become a vendor, visit quincyfarmersmearket.org.

Did you know that the town of Quincy is an art gallery in and of itself? Many local businesses feature local artists’ work as well as private collections. Check out Moon’s Restaurant for the watercolors of Lucinda Wood and the wildlife art of Bill Peters as well as the haunting metal prints of Shawndra West. The Drunk Brush has a rotating gallery including a variety of mediums and The Knook features the stunning photography of Kimberly Carroll and Richard Daun. Melange, our new downtown consignment boutique, is featuring a few artists including Nikki Oliveira’s costumes and Trina Ritter’s dreamcatchers and soon her stick and poke tattoo services. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of local businesses working collaboratively and sustainably to promote each other, more information can be found on the Quincy Chamber Website under membership directory.

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