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Day 4 – WWII Veteran “Rosie the Riveter” Contingent
WHO: The San Mateo County Fair: June 10-18, 2017
Where Tradition Meets Innovation
WHAT: Day 4 – WWII Veteran “Rosie the Riveter” Contingent
Featured for “Senior Day!”
FREE Admission for those 62 years and older
(all others $ 2 admission until 3pm)
WHERE: San Mateo County Fair
2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo
WHEN: Tuesday, June 13: 11am – 10pm
7:30pm (6:30pm doors open): Pink Floyd Laser Light Show!
hashtag: # SMCF2017
Seniors who remember the Summer of Love will also have an opportunity to hear first-hand stories from a contingent of the WWII era “Rosie the Riveters” at this year’s Senior Day Salute to Elders Tuesday, June 13 — “Senior Day” at the San Mateo County Fair (www.sanmateocountyfair.com). The Rosie’s will be present for Seniors Day from 11am – 3pm and will speak at a Salute to Seniors Forum at 11:15am and 1pm.
Senior Day is sponsored by the Health Plan of San Mateo and the Daily Journal.
“We are so honored that the Rosie’s will be a part of this year’s fair on two occasions,” said Dana Stoehr, CEO of the San Mateo County Event Center & Fair. “Anytime the Rosie’s are present is a special time. They enliven and inspire us with their spirited smiles and stories, not to mention their historic contribution.”
A contingent of original WWII “Rosie the Riveter” ladies will ride in convertibles during this year’s Opening Day Parade and will return for a special forum on Seniors Day. These homefront veterans, aged 90 to 97, are ongoing volunteers at the World War II Homefront Memorial National Park in Richmond, California situated next to where they, among thousands of other “Rosie’s,” worked to build ships, jeeps and other military vehicles in the early 1940s.
The San Mateo County Fair — “Where Tradition Meets Innovation” — is The Peninsula’s premier, community event for family fun and entertainment: June 10 – 18, 2017. Visit www.sanmateocountyfair.com often for regular updates, contest rules, schedules, promotions, and information.