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Scene in the 209

There were plenty of activities to get residents and visitors out and about in the 209 in the fall. From fundraisers to Halloween traditions, there was plenty of fun to be found.

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Taste of the Valley

The Stanislaus State Agriculture Department and Friends of the Fair Foundation presented the 18th Annual Tastes of the Valley in October. The fundraiser for ag students featured several different restaurants offering up menu tastings and a multitude of selections from area wineries and breweries.

Fall Festival

Indigeny Reserve in Sonora invited people out for a fall festival all through October. Guests could shop the various vendors, enjoy the live entertainment, try some cider, have lunch and pick out the perfect pumpkin.

Library Presents

The Friends of the Turlock Public Library presented their first Library Presents in October by bringing best-selling author Jamie Ford to town. Ford is the author of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” and his latest book, “The Many Daughters of Afong Moy.” Guests had a chance to visit with Ford after his talk and get their books signed

Witch Walk

The 6th Annual Murphys Witch Walk brought out plenty of ghoulish good times for the costumed crowds in attendance. The crowd was estimated at 6,500 to 7,000 and included plenty of witches and other creatures.