Fall Ac­tiv­i­ties Fill Week­end Sched­ule

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A City­wide Yard Sale, Science Satur­day and Sun­day in the Park will all add up to a busy week­end for Escalon res­i­dents.

The sil­ver an­niver­sary of the city’s pop­u­lar an­nual yard sale is on the sched­ule for Satur­day, Oct. 7 from 8 a.m. un­til 2:30 p.m.

Or­ga­nized by the City of Escalon and mark­ing its 25th year, the sale gives res­i­dents the chance to host a co­or­di­nated city­wide event, draw­ing in shop­pers from through­out the re­gion for that day. A $5 fee gets your ad­dress on the map that is distributed by the city as well.

At press time on Tues­day, the num­ber of listed ad­dresses for sales was at just about 100, a to­tal higher than last year. Maps with the ad­dresses will be printed and placed in mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions be­gin­ning Thurs­day, Oct. 5.

Gro­cery stores, many lo­cal restau­rants, con­ve­nience stores, some busi­nesses and Escalon City Hall will all have copies avail­able. The map can also be down­loaded from the City of Escalon web­site, visit www.city­ofescalon.org and go to the home page; the map will be on the scrolling news feed por­tion on that page. The maps will also be avail­able out­side City Hall at 2060 McHenry Ave. on Satur­day, placed on a stand for those that haven’t had a chance to pick them up prior to sale day.

Sales range from sin­gle fam­ily to churches, mul­ti­ple fam­ily events to those out­side the city lim­its rent­ing spa­ces in the Main Street Park to show their wares. The city’s Cham­ber of Com­merce of­fers the spa­ces (at least 20-by-20) in the park for a $25 do­na­tion to the Cham­ber; call if you want to re­serve a spot for the day on Satur­day.

Even as shop­pers in­un­date the com­mu­nity look­ing for trea­sures, the Escalon Li­brary will be host­ing its first of the month Science Satur­day. This week­end’s event is Min­ing and Math, sched­uled for noon on Satur­day, Oct. 7. Par­tic­i­pants will use tools to earn ‘cookie cash’ by min­ing choco­late chips out of their cook­ies. Buy­ing cook­ies and tools wisely, kids can earn the cash and the most suc­cess­ful miner will go home with their own box of cook­ies at the end of the day.

Science Satur­day of­fers fun, in­ven­tive ways for kids to learn math and science con­cepts and is spon­sored by the Friends of the Escalon Li­brary.

Clos­ing out the week­end with a spe­cial event on Sun­day, Oct. 8, it is the fifth an­nual Home­made Cos­tume Con­test and Pump­kin Carv­ing at Main Street Park, hosted by the Escalon Cham­ber of Com­merce as part of its Sun­days in the Park fam­ily fun se­ries.

Open to all kids in the com­mu­nity, this free fam­ily event fea­tures pump­kin carv­ing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the cos­tume con­test from noon to 12:30 p.m., right by the Main Street Stage. Dif­fer­ent age groups will be fea­tured for the cos­tume con­test, with prizes awarded. Cos­tumes must be home­made. Pump­kins will be pro­vided for the carv­ing and kids can take them home af­ter the event.

An­tique cars on dis­play will fea­ture Halloween themes, the his­toric ca­boose will be open for tours and there will be pop­corn, mu­sic, games and fun.

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