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6B Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter I New activities added to this year's event Samantha P. Hawthorne Staff Writer shawthorne@plumasnews.com A weekend of exciting events has been scheduled for the 52nd Gold Digger Days, to be held July 18 - 20. The theme of this year's Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce-hosted event is "Old West in the Mountains." Parade entrants who best reflect this year's theme in their floats will have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes. Everyone is welcome to enter the free cQmpetition, and compete for the $200, $100 or $50 cash prizes. Entry forms are available at the chamber office Thursday and FridaY; and at Country Style Family Hair Care. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 will also have a chance to share their creativity through a bike-decorating contest. The contestant with the best-decorated bike will be awarded a roll of $25 in Susan B. Anthony coins. Event lineup The Firemen's Muster is once again on hiatus and will not occpr this year. Indian Valley Community Service District office manager Jeff Titcomb said until the piping structure is upgraded in a way that allows the district to handle the pressure of the Firemen's Muster, it will not be included in the Gold Digger Days event line.up. To kick off the weekend of events, the Gift of Music program is hosting this month's Downtown Farms concert on July 18. Contra-style dance lessons will be provided at no charge, and guests can sit back and relax to the musical talents of the Lost Sierra Ramblers, from 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown Farms is located behind the sheriffs substation on Main Street in Greenville. The next morning, starting at 7 a.m., a delicious pancake breakfast will be served at the Masonic Lodge on Main The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce is accepting registration for the annual Gold Digger Days Parade, scheduled for July 19. Entry is free and three cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne Street. The men's softball tournament also starts at 7 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, and the horseshoe pitchers tournaments follow at9 a.m. Balls will be falling from the sky above the Greenville High School football field Saturday at 11 a.m. Exactly 111 numbered balls will be dropped from a helicopter, giving that many children -- aged 4 through 12 -- the chance to win cash prizes. To guarantee all children have an equal chance at bail grabbing, adults are forbidden from entering the designated area. Also opening at 11 a.m. will be a Kids Korner located at the Masonic Lodge side yard. Intended for the event's younger audience, the. Kids Korner will be filled with activities to keep them entertained. At noon, the Nevada Gunfighters will put on their first western re-enactment show, followed by at least two more during the afternoon. Kids' gun safety lessons will also be incorporated in the afternoon event. As a 6OLD DIGGER BREKEFAST Smrday, July lm Served from 7 "ti110 am Pancakes, eggs and sausage .........  - " with juice, coffee or tea $8 adults • s4 children under 12 ' Masonic Hall • Greenville Corner of Main & Mill Streets ii Nick Pavlakis makes a run with the ball, trying to get a final out for his team at last year's Gold Digger Days men's softball tournament. This year's men's tournament will take place this weekend, followed by a women's tournament and a co-ed tournament the following two weekends. Photo by James Wilson continuation of this year's theme, the chamber purchased several cases of sarsaparilla bottles, which will be given out to kids participating in the safety course. The watermelon-eating contest will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages. Participants will be divided into four age groups: adults 18 and over; and children 6 - 9, 10 - 13 and I4 - 17. One adult prize will be awarded, with three prizes for the young contestants. The adult winner will receive tickets to the special Gold Digger Days drawing and the three young winners will each receive a different water-geared game such as squirt guns or slip 'n' slides. At 2 p.m. young people will have the chance to make Nellz Pump 284-6655 Take Us on Next Picnic Your Hot & Cold Dell Sandwiches Crispy Fried Chicken Macaroni & Potato Salad ° Cold Drinks Fresh Fruit • Chips & Snacks .Wine Beer • Ice BARBEQUE! Hot off the Grill! Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday evergreen .  Rlallim Open 7 days a week! Hwy 89, Greenville, • (530) 284-7313 www.evergreenmarket.biz • Be our friend on facebook SeeYouAt Greenville 52ND GOLD DIGGER DAYS!  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Gold Digger guests are encouraged to stay through the night, dancing through the streets during the late night street dance. Side FX is a unique band that combines the best of classic and modern rock, pop, country and blues. Sports tournaments The Indian Valley Horseshoe Pitchers will be hosting its 34th annual horseshoe tournaments Saturday and Sunday. Both tournaments are sanctioned by the Northern California Pitching Association and require membership to participate. Those who are not yet cardholders can qualify by throwing 100 shoes prior to the event and paying the Valued at approximately $900, this 24-gun safe is going up for grabs at the July 19 Gold Digger Days Street Dance. Tickets are available for $1 each or $5 for six. Photo by Samantha P. Hawthorne current membership fee. Nonmembers should expect to be on site at 8 a.m. in order to have time to qualify. Tournaments start at 9 a.m. both days, at the Greenville Campground. 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