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Rocklin Kiwanis festival moved to springtime

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For the third year of its Community Festival, The Rocklin Kiwanis Club is rescheduling its five-day event to warmer weather in May. In its first two years it was held in March. Chairman Nick Kirk reports his organizational committee decided it was best to make the change. “The idea to make the change seemed obvious to us,” he said. “May’s warmer weather should give us even bigger crowds this year.” He believes attendance will be between 5,000 and 10,000. Roseville’s Westfield Galleria at Roseville will be the the host site again from May 11 to 15. As in the past, family entertainment will be the main attraction. Wold Amusements will provide 14 carnival rides. A food and beer garden, plus musical entertainment will be held on the Galleria parking lot near the corner of Roseville Parkway and Galleria Boulevard. Last year’s festival was the first major outside activity, other than World Team Tennis, to be held at the Galleria location. Saturday will be the big day for the festival. There will be business vendor booths, blood mobiles for blood donations, and a disposal station for old electronics equipment hosted by Erase Your E-Waste. New this year will be a Sunday Arts and Crafts Fair with arts and crafts people hosting booth from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday’s entertainment on stage will be non-stop starting at 11 a.m. The festival will operate from 4-10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kirk said this is one of the biggest fundraisers for his local service club. “Kiwanis raises money to spend it on charitable groups, concentrating on services for children,” he said. Kirk expects to have more than 60 volunteers working the Galleria event. Donations from more than 25 organizations make the event economically feasible for Kiwanis, says Kirk. The major sponsors are Nationwide Insurance, Coca Cola Bottling Company of Sacramento, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Rocklin/Roseville Today, Wave Broadband, Roseville Auto Mall and Wells Fargo Bank. ~Staff report ------------- Rocklin Kiwanis Club Community Festival When: May 11-15; 4-10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Where: Westfield Galleria at Roseville Info: www.rocklinkiwanis.org