U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
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News.bytes News.bytes Extra, issue 231

Lassen County Children's Fair

The Bureau of Land Management's Eagle Lake Field Office was well-represented when the community of Susanville came together for an annual event to celebrate children.

Handing out prizes at a ball-toss game, showing a gentled wild horse and giving tours of a fire engine, BLM staff participated in the 21st annual Lassen County Children's Fair on Saturday, May 6. More than 10,000 people attended the event, which is the largest single-day event in the county.

NorCal Contracting Officer Leona Parker watches as a young participant tries for prizes in the popular ball toss game:NorCal Contracting Officer Leona Parker watches as a young participant tries for prizes in the popular ball toss game.

Billed as an opportunity for families to spend a day together without concerns for the cost, the fair resembles an old-fashioned penny carnival. Parking and admission to the event are free, as are most games. Families can enjoy $1 hamburgers and slices of homemade pie, 50-cent sodas and 50-cent bags of cotton candy.

More than 100 businesses, agencies and organizations support the event by hosting game booths, selling refreshments and providing free entertainment. While the kids are having fun, agency and organization staff members have the chance to talk to parents about their programs, most of which are family-oriented.

Firefighter Craig Wilson helps a visitor try out a firefighter's helmet:
Firefighter Craig Wilson helps a visitor try out a firefighter's helmet

The event is organized by the Lassen County Office of Education and coordinated by a group of community volunteers.

Blue, a 3-year-old mustang, stands patiently for a visiting family:
Blue, a 3-year-old mustang, stands patiently for a visiting family

- May, 2006


BLM California News.bytes, issue 231