The Gold Country Fair began Sept. 9 with its annual Boosters parade. To a fitting theme, “BEE a Kid Again,” the Boy Scout Troop 13 of Newcastle began the parade as color guard. They were followed by the grand marshals, the Eisley brothers, Earle and Harvey, with Earle’s wife driving their 1957 Cadillac convertible. Highlight of the parade awards was the Placer High School Marching Band directed by Dave Lawrenson who received first place in their division plus best of show. There were over 275 participants in the parade. Following are more of this year’s parade awards: Walking Group: second place – color guard, Boy Scout Troop 13; third – E.V. Cain School Wildcat Marching Band. Animal Division: first – Long Valley 4-H miniature horses and donkeys. Open Division: first – Placer County Fair Queens and Ambassadors; second – West Coast Pageants – Auburn Queens; third – Dan Kattenhorn, Longhorn Meat Co. 1924 Model T. Farm Division: first – Robert Hinds and his John Deere 1946 BO; second – Knight Wagner’s Ford 51-8N tractor.