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Celebrate St. Piran’s Day- Toss a Pasty

Just as St. Patrick’s Day is to the Irish, St. Piran’s Day is to the Cornish.
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Elenore Kenitzer is organizing the ninth annual St. Piran’s Day celebration in downtown Grass Valley this weekend. Cornwall, England is the sister city of Grass Valley. The festivities begin tonight with a Pub Night sing-along at Gold Rush Burgers on Mill Street, but the main celebration is all day tomorrow, beginning at 10am with Town Crier Robert Russell.
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But the highlight of the day is the team pasty toss. Kenitzer says don’t worry, they are not real pasties.
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The mayors of Grass Valley and Nevada City will compete against each other in a pasty toss. Tomorrow’s celebration begins at 10am at Main and Auburn Streets. Admission is free.

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