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Rocklin Community Festival this weekend

By: Gloria Beverage, Placer Herald Editor
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The fourth annual Rocklin Community Festival, hosted by the Rocklin Kiwanis Club, opened Wednesday will continue through this weekend. Seventeen carnival rides began operating on Wednesday and will be offering rides Thursday and Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., said Gene Johnson, spokesman for the Kiwanis Club. There will be seven food stands offering a variety of edibles throughout the weekend and local bands will perform Friday and Saturday. A ukulele trio will perform on Sunday. Information and game booths will be presented by area service groups and businesses on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rocklin Police volunteers will be on hand to offer free fingerprinting and child ID kids. Rocklin Fire Department will have their historic fire engine on display. Rocklin service clubs participating include Rocklin Loomis Basin Rotary, Soroptimist International of Rocklin, city of Rocklin, Placer County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Kiwanis-sponsored high school service Key Clubs and the Rocklin Historical Society. Rocklin?s Cub Scout Troop will serve a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning, Johnson said. Admission to the festival is free. A special ticket good for unlimited thrills for a day will be available for $20. Originally known as the Kiwanis Community Festival, it was first held in the parking lot of R.C. Willey on Lonetree Boulevard, and then moved for two years to the Galleria in Roseville. At the request of the city of Rocklin, the club made the decision to set up the festival in Rocklin?s Johnson-Springview Park. ________ Rocklin Community Festival When: 4 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Johnson-Springview Park on Fifth Street What: Carnival rides plus food vendors plus booths hosted by local service clubs and businesses Hosted by Rocklin Kiwanis Club