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Grass Valley to Celebrate St. Piran’s Day

It’s an annual tradition in Grass Valley, and one of the bigger local traditions of the year. Tomorrow (Saturday) , they will be celebrating St. Piran’s Day. St. Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall, England, much the way St. Patrick is to Ireland. One of the big traditions is the pasty toss, which organizer Elenore Kenitzer says is always popular…

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Grass Valley is the reigning champion, snapping a short winning streak by Nevada City last year. And although the pasties will end up all over the City Hall parking lot, don’t worry, a local baker makes them out of dog food…

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Kenitzer says the Cornish ties with Grass Valley go all the way back to the Gold Rush…

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Tomorrow’s event, which will also feature a town crier contest this year, is from 9am to noon at the corner of Main and South Auburn Streets.

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