Gold Dust Days set for June 2

Gold Hill Historical Society and Museum will hold its annual Gold Dust Days celebration on Saturday, June 2. The festival, which is themed "Golden Memories," starts with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Grange, 404 Sixth Ave.

The annual parade starts at 10 a.m. in front of Patrick Elementary School, 1500 Second Ave. The two parade grand marshals will be Orpha Martin Thumbler, who was born in Gold Hill in 1928 and represents "golden memories of the past," and sixth-grade Hanby Middle School student Ariel Rogers, who will represent "making golden memories."

All-day events will include The Haystack Scramble and the 65-foot balloon maze, plus live music, pony rides, raffles, a costume contest, gold panning, antique engines and tractors. Historical exhibits and demonstrations can be seen at the Gold Hill Museum, 504 First St.

For information, call 541-855-1182.

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