CHICO, Calif. - The annual festival celebrating a love for all things "Chico" takes place Saturday, Oct. 20, at Scotty's Landing on River Road, next to the Sacramento River.
It's organized by the Founder of the "You Know You're From Chico When..." Facebook page that started up about 8 years ago and is now 20,000 members strong. People share favorite stories and favorite things about Chico both historic and modern.
You don't have to be a native to be a member, or to go to the "Reunion."
It's free to attend and features the "Chico Icon" Awards. Past honorees include "Marge the Meter Maid," "Roundhouse Ronnie the Clown," the late D.J. Lisa Kelly, Educator Bernie Vigallon, Radio Broadcaster Dino Corbin, Musician Charlie Robinson, Action News Now Anchor Linda Watkins-Bennett, "Flo", Morris Taylor, Chico Fire Inspector Marie Fickert, Georgia Alvarez of Wings of Eagles, Mike and Laurie Maloney, Martial Arts Master Farshad Azad and many others.
This year's honorees include Sidecar Motorcycle rider Larry Coleman, who has the land speed record for Motorcycle and is in the American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame, Local Realtor and do-gooder Barbie Boeger and Long Time Action News Now Anchorwoman Debbie Cobb.
The entertainment includes Cory and Rose, Axon, Mood Swing, Channel 66, Ira Walker, Black Slax, Blue Merles, Locked in a Cage with Monsters and Brad Peterson.
For more information visit the "You Know You're from Chico When..." Facebook Page.
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