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24th Annual Endangered Species Faire - May 2003

It happened in spite of the threat of "weather." Butte Environmental Council's 24th Annual Endangered Species Faire was a great success. The rain came down all Friday night and Saturday morning. The rain stopped by 8 a.m., and we actually had several periods of warm sunshine during the day. By 4:30 p.m., the rain had returned, but we had a dry day to enjoy the fair.

Thanks to all the approximately 3,000 attendees who took a chance and visited 32 activities and displays put together by local schools, government agencies, nonprofit groups, and vendors. They also enjoyed entertainment by local bands, storytellers, magicians, and live animals.

All this was possible due to the generous contributions from Sierra Nevada Brewery, Modesto's Friend of the Valley, So optimists International of Bidwell Rancho, Friends to Restore Earth's Environment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Cherokee Preservation Society. Also, the steadfast support of many local businesses is greatly appreciated. We couldn't have done this fair 24 times without the support of the whole community. Thank you.