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Street Faire a rain or shine affair
Clear skies with high temperatures between the mid to upper 70s are expected for this weekend's Ceres Street Faire.

Organizers are hoping weather forecasts for the Valley hold true and that rain stays away for the downtown Ceres event.

The weekend event will kick off at 10 a.m. with a Saturday car show on Fourth Street between Magnolia and North streets. The car show will be over by 4 p.m. The Faire resumes Sunday at 10 a.m. without the car show.

The Faire will include the staple activities Faire goers have come to know: street vendors selling their goods, arts and crafts, commercial and information booths, food booth vendors operated by non-profit Ceres groups, local entertainment, and fun activities for kids to do in the park.

"It's a great event, hopefully the weather will be good," said Mayor Anthony Cannella at Monday's City Council meeting.

This year's Street Faire Committee is headed up by Shane Parson.

The Ceres Lions Club will be out in force to barbecue beef tri-tip for sandwiches. A full army of other service clubs and youth groups will also be selling food items along Third Street on both days.

The Ceres Lions Club and Ceres Chamber of Commerce members founded the Ceres Street Faire in October 1988. The event was previously offered as the Peach Harvest Festival from Smyrna Park to downtown Ceres.

For information, contact the Chamber at 537-2601.

After Saturday's run of the Street Faire, the public is invited to attend the family friendly outdoor concert at the Clinton Whitmore Mansion between Fifth and Sixth streets. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a5:30 p.m. performance of the six-piece blues band, "Big Earl and The Cryin' Shame," a 2009 Metro ...ireann Media and Multicultural Awards(MAMA) Award winner for Best Blues Band. Cost is $5 per person.

The concert is the first show of the 2010 series at the Whitmore Mansion hosted by the Central Valley Music Group. For more information on the concert, call Reg Evans at 877-237-8013.