Thursday, July 23, 2009

Westhaven Blackberry Festival

WESTHAVEN -- The Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department's 49th annual Wild Blackberry Festival will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fire Hall, south of Trinidad at the Sixth Avenue exit off U.S. Highway 101.

Sponsored by the fire department and the Westhaven Ladies Club, this old-fashioned fundraiser in the redwoods by the sea will feature live music, a barbecue, blackberry snow cones, local brews and wines, a raffle, children's activities, artists booths and the firemen's dunk tank.

The Ladies Club and its helpers have been working all year making blackberry jelly, jam and pies you can eat by the slice with ice cream, or purchase whole pies that have been frozen and then freshly baked.

Visitors can meet the fire crews of the Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection with their fire trucks on display, and kids can have their picture taken with Smokey the Bear.

Donations to this nonprofit event support the fire department and the local community.

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