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Published:July 20th, 2007 11:24 EST
Folsom's Seventh Thursday Night Market Extravaganza

Folsom's Seventh Thursday Night Market Extravaganza

By Alan Gray

It was Thursday, July 19th, the sun shining, a light breeze, perfect weather for Folsom's seventh Thursday Night Market.

There were many new craft stalls this week and one business, opening its doors for the first time at the market, bringing new crafts from around the world.

Five enterprising yourng men with a penchant for long bike rides and making a difference in the world came to the market to publicize their Breast Cancer ride. The California State University of Stanislaus grads plan to bike down the Pacific Coast, from Half Moon Bay California to Cabo San Lucas Mexico (1,700 miles). Before the ride and on the way, they are collecting donations for the non-profit Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Be sure to visit their site and read their travel blog

Thanks to the Interpretive Center volunteers, the Interpretive Center was open once again for goldpanning, historical education, storytelling and relaxation. (see related story A Hot Time in the Old Town)

Newsblaze took 29 great photos, (see below), choosing one for the front page. Our visitors shown on the front page win a gift voucher for the Farmers Stalls. (So don't forget to contact us if you are on the front page at

Last week's winner, Michelle Owens, picked up her prizes - a Farmer's Market gift voucher and NewsBlaze Tshirts.

If your photo is here on this story page, please let us know how much you enjoyed the market - and if you have any suggestions for improvement. Send your name and tell me which photo is you and I will add your name to it. I'll be looking to see you next week - and please remember to tell all your friends.

Want to see your name in the paper? Do you have a Folsom story to tell? Write it, send it in and our editors will review, edit and publish it at

If we didn't take your photo this week, we sure to be at the market next week, bring your happy face and ask me! We'll be taking photos every week and if your photo is chosen for the front page, you receive a Farmer's Market gift voucher.

Become a friend of NewsBlaze and win a NewsBlaze Tshirt. (Subject line: T-shirt)

For more information about Folsom's New Thursday Night Market: Summer Street Fair, please contact Lori Wille,
Phone: (916) 608-4545