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Weed to close streets for Rollin' Weed Saturday

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
The Weed Chamber of Commerce is holding its Abner Weed Frontier Days & Rollin' Weed 2008 this Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Weed.

A big weekend is scheduled in Weed as the Weed Chamber of Commerce and Weed Art Council sponsor “Abner Weed Frontier and Rollin’ Days” this Saturday, Oct. 4.

The event will feature custom cars and motorcycles in a Show and Shine and live music from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be street vendors selling food, beer and crafts on Main St., which will be closed to traffic in downtown from Country Drug on the corner of Main and Lake to the New Life Thrift Store on the corner of Main and Division.

In addition to food and beer there will also be about a dozen craft booths along Main St.

Registration for the Show and Shine is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lewis Meyers, owner of the Turn-of-the-Century art gallery at 241 Main St. will host an art reception featuring local artists’ work in landscape, abstract and collage painting from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and there will also be a wine garden in front of his store.

Then at the other end of town the Weed Revitalization Coalition is having the grand opening of Cougar Park which is located next to the Weed Mercantile on Main St.

Cougar Park was started three years ago and last week volunteers put the finishing touches on the first phase of the park when they planted 200 flowers with money from grants for the park, according to Joyce Oliver, one of the founders of the coalition.

There will be a hamburger and hot dog barbeque starting at 11 a.m at the park with the proceeds going towards phase two of the Cougar Park project.

The Revitalization Coalition is working on a project to hang 25 “Welcome to Weed” banners along Main St. in time for the events on Saturday.

“We have the banners ready to go up before Saturday, we’re just hoping for good weather,” Oliver said. The WRC is also working on three 12 foot “Welcome to Weed” signs. Two of them are done and the third nearing completion.

The statue at Cougar Park in Weed.