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Sep 25, 2010 11:02 PM by Courtney Meznarich (DL)

Harvest Festival takes over Arroyo Grande

It may feel like summer outside but in Arroyo Grande fall is in full swing this weekend.
The 73rd annual Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival is underway.
People from across the Central Coast filled the Village Saturday to celebrate all that autumn has to offer.
After the parade, visitors enjoyed pie contests, a chili cook-off and a great entertainment lineup.
Still, participants say the event is not just about good food and great friends.
"Part of the harvest thing is reminding where our economy comes from around here and what we needed to survive, and taking care of our farmers and the workers around here," said Curtis Schwisow, who was representing Harvest Church.
The parade Grand Marshals this year were Arroyo Grande residents Roy and Bonnie Burke.
Festival officials say the couple exemplifies the spirit of the earliest Arroyo Grande residents, being independent, hard working and always ready to lend a hand.

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