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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 1B Susan Jacobson Staff Writer ortola was cleaned, painted, polished and looking great as the 33rd annual Railroad Days celebration got underway Friday, Aug. 21. According to event organizers, around 3,000 people attended the three-day event. "We are very happy with the turn out. It was great to see such a big crowd at the parade and in the park all weekend," said Railroad Days Committee Chairperson Patricia Ryan. The weekend started out with the final installment of the Concert in the Park series hosted by the city and Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce. The Graeagle Lions Club added to Friday's festivities by offering an ice cream social with free ice cream. Blue skies, warm sun and a gentle breeze greeted locals and visitors alike as crowds gathered more than an hour in advance to get a good spot on Commercial Street for the Golden Spike Parade on Saturday morning. The streets were lined as the parade began and the local motorcycle club led the VFW Color Guard in the opening procession. Russ Fites, who has carried the flag to open the parade for 31 years, was honored as he retired from this duty to the community. The new Portola High School Drum Line, accompanied by the PHS Cheer Squad, followed the Russ Fites retires his post after 31 years as Flag Bearer of the The crowd enjoys the Wild West show put on by "Badges, Bandits and Bloomers" at the 33rd annual Railroad Days event ............. ,,.~eeJ~tR.DayS,4~age 5B ~.~ in.Portola. I III I II 1 I PLUMAS NATIONAL FOREST Railroad days Parade in the VFW Color Guard on Saturday, Aug. 22, Photos by Susan Jacobson Winners, from left, Steven, Samuel and Kylie of the Pedal car race pose with their new bikes donated by WalMart, Photo submitted Round Valley Reservoir Day Use Picnic Area Located 3 miles west on Hideaway Road off Highway 89 tn Greenville Activities Include: Fishing, Contest For Biggest, Smallest, Least & Most Fish Caught, Prizes & Ed.cational Activities Questions & Information @ Mt Hough Ranger District 530,283.0555 Supported by Ptumas National Forest1 Local Businesses & Partners USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer & lender ! t