Keeler Valentines Fun Day Saturday
submitted by KEEPS
February 9, 2016
Come spend an enjoyable day at the Second Annual Keeler Valentines Fun Day featuring a swap meet, street fair, arts and crafts, cactus sales, barbecue, horseshoe tournament, music and activities for the kids. It will take place in Keeler by “The Plunge” on Malone Street, Saturday, Feb. 13, from 11 to 4 p.m.
The Keeler Early Era Preservation Society (KEEPS) aims to preserve historic buildings of Keeler and history related to the town. Once a booming port on the Owens Lake, Keeler holds the remnants of a century-old railroad station, talc mill, two-room schoolhouse and homes of a bygone era. The little town boomed and busted with the fates of mining and survives as “an almost ghost town.”
This year, local musician Coale Johnson will entertain from12:30 to 2:30 p.m. He describes his musical style as “folk/rock/jazz with a subtle twang.” Johnson’s extensive playlist draws from his seven recorded albums, plus covers from Muddy Waters to Gordon Lightfoot, from the Beatles to Merle Haggard, from Frank Sinatra to Emmy Lou Harris and Billy Holiday. You can hear samples of his music at : http://www.coale-johnson.com/
To participate in the swap meet, arts and crafts, or street fair, just bring your wares to sell. It’s free! You can choose to donate some, none or all of your proceeds to KEEPS. You may also donate items for KEEPS booth or raffle. A Corsica Perception full sized kayak, pre-owned, with paddle is currently at the top of the list of raffle items. Call (760) 608-3208 for information or donations.
For information about the horseshoe tournament call Bailey at (760) 614-0203.