Street Faire Saturday expected to draw thousands

DOWNEY - Thousands of local residents are expected to attend the Downey Street Faire this Saturday on Brookshire Avenue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.More than 200 crafters, businesses and community organizations will have booths at the fair. There will also be a food court, live entertainment, a car show with 200 classic cars, a kid's zone and more. Radio station Power 106 will be broadcasting live from the car show area, while Radio Disney will be in the Kid's Zone. Visitors can also bring their dogs to be implanted with a microchip for a reduced fee of $5. Microchips can help reunite lost pets with their families. "It is our mission to help all pet owners microchip and register their pets," said Erin Nelson, microchip division director at Found Animals Foundation. "We want to ensure that all lost pets have a better chance of finding their way home." Meanwhile, local firefighter and artist Don Lamkin donated a 24x36-inch acrylic on canvas painting to the Downey Museum of Art, which will be raffled at the fair. Tickets are $1. Admission to the street fair is free. The annual event is sponsored by the Downey Chamber of Commerce.

********** Published: April 26, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 02