DOWNEY - In what has fast become a much-anticipated community tradition, the Downey Chamber of Commerce will present the 16th annual Downey Street Faire tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Admission to the fair, located on Brookshire Avenue outside Downey High School, is free. Downey High School's marching band will open the fair with a performance at 9 a.m. Live entertainment will continue throughout the day on a mobile concert stage set up at the school's front entrance. Entertainers slated to perform include Warren High School's Jazz Ensemble Singers, Downey First Christian Church's Rock Over London, Sebastian Sidi, On Stage Dance Center, Jaguar, and Class 6 Band. The food court will be located on Brookshire Avenue, not far from the stage. Vendors will include Frantone's, Pina Pizza House, Philly's Best, Dog Gone It, Argentinean Empanadas, Old Fashioned Kettle Korn, Old Memories Car Club (burritos, tacos, carne asada), B. Food International (gyros, falafel), Paula's Hot Dogs, California's Best Kettle Korn, Calvary Chapel of Downey (Filipino foods), Mustache Mikes Italian Ice, North Shore Hawaiian BBQ, Shave It, Thai-Mex BBQ, The Sweet Stop, and CERT/Woman's Club (tacos). More than 200 vehicles will be showcased in the car show, featuring vehicles from Old Memories SGV Car Club. Also on Downey High School's south parking lot will the Kid's Zone with inflatable attractions for children. Also at the Street Faire will be more than 200 crafters, organizations and businesses offering products, services or information along Brookshire Avenue. Kaiser Permanente is the fair's Platinum Sponsor. Downey Regional Medical Center is Diamond Sponsor, and CalMet Services is Gold Sponsor. Other sponsors include AppleCare Medical Group, Australian Swim School, CareMore, Financial Partners Credit Union, The Point Insurance Services, Shave It, and Talbert Medical Group (Silver Sponsors); Downey Savings & Loan and RMI International (Bronze Sponsors); Downey Nissan (Car Show Sponsor); and DowneyConnect.com (Media Sponsor).
********** Published: May 1, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 2