Burney Fall Festival gets great turnout

Oct 22-23 was a busy, productive weekend for the Burney Chamber of Commerce. After a full (and somewhat late) evening at the Fall Fling. Chamber President, Jill Barnett, was at the Pit River Casino checking with Mike Avelar and Ramon Alvarez early in the morning to assure that everything was prepared for the 3rd Annual Fall Festival.

A good turnout on a beautiful day

A good turnout on a beautiful day

The Burney Chamber and Pit River Casino are the two primary sponsors for the annual event. This year 22 local businesses helped to sponsor the event.

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Occurring just as the fall colors are at their peak, the festival provides multiple blessings for the Intermountain area:

  1. It’s a fun event for people of all ages
  2. It helps fund Burney High School sports programs
  3. It unites businesses and organizations from the Intermountain area in a cooperative venture
  4. It gives people a chance to sample food and beverages from many local restaurants, breweries, and wineries

Kids loved it because there was a pumpkin patch, hay ride, and fun areas to play.

Merry go round is fun for children and parents

Merry go round is fun for children and parents

A fun time

A fun time

There was also face painting and pumpkin painting.

Burney High Senior Megan Arsenau face painting a child

Burney High Senior Megan Arsenau face painting a child

The Senior Leadership class guided by Melissa Madden helped to staff the activities and also to keep the event supplied with cotton candy and popcorn.

Senior Leadership Class making cotton candy for the kids

Senior Leadership Class making cotton candy for the kids

Members of the Burney High School football team also came out to help after a busy homecoming weekend.

Bureny High School Raiders came to help out

Bureny High School Raiders came to help out

And all the while folks could relax, mix and mingle …

Chamber board member Sandy McCullar and Honorary Mayor Nancy Bobo serving beer and wine

Chamber board member Sandy McCullar and Honorary Mayor Nancy Bobo serving beer and wine

enjoying the beautiful autumn day…

Christina Torrez with her children Nathan, Juliean, Michael, and Lucas enjoying the beautiful Fall day

Christina Torrez with her children Nathan, Juliean, Michael, and Lucas enjoying the beautiful Fall day

as 1o6 X FM radio from Redding provided music for the whole event.

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And so it went, a wonderful annual event.

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