Tremendous Turnout For 49er Fest In Groveland
Groveland, CA — After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the 49er Festival and Parade came roaring back as many lined Main Street/Highway 120.
There were 54 entries of floats, antique and hotrod cars, horses, cowboys and girls, and even a very tall Uncle Sam, as can be viewed in the image box along with other photos of the parade.
Parade organizers detailed, “The Grand Marshal, posthumously, was Miguel Maldonado, who spent his life in community service and was a tremendous asset to the town of Groveland as a former chamber of commerce board member, long-time 49er Festival committee member, and photographer/videographer for local events.”
Clarke Broadcasting’s 93.5 KKBN Morning DJ John Yazel also enjoyed the festivities and took this selfie with other parade goers to mark the occasion.
“It’s great to have the 49er Festival and Parade back after two years. The community support and turnout are amazing, and the chili is a great bonus!” stated Yazel.
The rest of the festival moves to Mary Laveroni Park with plenty of food, live bands, and the tasty chili cookoff from noon to 4 p.m. The event wraps up at 5 p.m.