Flags and signs give a preview of what’s coming up Saturday at “BridgeFest.” (Ruth Schneider — The Times-Standard)
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The 23rd “BridgeFest” in Bridgeville is set for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

According to organizers, there will be lots of “alien and human games” on and around the historic 1923 Bridgeville Bridge. Some of the activities include the “Intergalactic Flying Saucer Trials,” an alien costume contest, the “Dirt Bag Muster” with a chance to win a pallet of soil, throwing “Pots ‘n’ Rocks” off the bridge and more.

There will also be live music by local bands, a fire department barbecue and a “Kidz Zone” with a bounce house and dunk tank. Homemade pies and other goodies will be for sale, and more than 40 arts and crafts vendors will be selling their ware, too.

A raffle for various prizes, including $300 in cash, a $300 shopping spree and 60 more prizes is also planned.

Admission to the event is free and handicap parking will be available. Proceeds will go to the Bridgeville Community Center.

The 23rd “BridgeFest” celebrates takes place on a historic 1923 bridge in Bridgeville, which is about 30 minutes out of Fortuna along State Route 36. (Courtesy of Bridgeville Community Center)

According to its website, the Bridgeville Community Center began in 1991 with a Healthy Start Grant. This funding allowed the community to plan and build a community center that would provide services to the school children, their families and the community-at-large.

Bridgeville is on State Route 36 about a half hour from Fortuna. The old Bridgeville Bridge stands about 45 feet above the river bar, according to the community center website. The bar is approximately 150 yards long and 50 yards wide, lined by the river to the north and a bank of trees to the south. For more information, go to www.bridgevillecommunitycenter.org.

 

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