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 2022 Pistachio Festival 

Posted: November 6, 2022
Newberry Springs Community Alliance
by Ted Stimpfel

    The Pistachio Festival in Newberry Springs, held Saturday, November 5, 2022, was the largest held to date.  The number of vendors were about 1/3 more than in previous events.

    The festival, now under the production of a new Chamber of Commerce organization headed by president, Rose Beardshear, was enjoyed by many from Newberry Springs and afar.

    One very popular new attraction this year was the addition of kickball (see the above photo).  Games were pre-organized and promoted by CSD candidate, Mike Matson.  Mike Matson is responsible for spearheading the recently remodeled ball field that is largely aimed to support his proposed little league baseball plans.

Early morning visitors explore the wares of the many stalls.

    While all of the organizers are to be congratulated for having such a great turnout, I did limit my time at the festival.  I felt an internal anger and betrayal that the Chamber had accepted a large monetary sponsorship from Clearway Energy and permitted a Clearway Energy promotional stall.

    Again, Newberry organizations continue to sell out their integrity to those who injure and damage the lives of our residents.  For that, disgusting shame on the Newberry Chamber.

    I walked, enjoyed chatting with a number of my neighbors, donated to a couple of worthy causes, and I was gone in 2 hours without any purchases.  As much as I would have liked to have supported the vendors, the festival for me was a soiled venue.

An ineffective fiddling Nero
while Newberry suffers.

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