Nickel game draws kids at festival

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Kids and even some adults gambled with their nickels at a Labor Day festival in Elk County.

The “nickel pitch” was one of the popular booths at the two-day celebration in Bennetts Valley. People can win china plates if their nickels land on them.

Organizers say about 2,000 people turn out each year, and the event started as a “homecoming” for the area. Non-profits can also benefit.

“The Bennetts Valley Lions Club has four booths: the rip ticket booth, the Lucky 7 tickets — we sell a maximum of 600 tickets — the sausage and hot dog stand, and the nickel pitch over here for the kids,” says Bennetts Valley Lions Club president Mike Miritch.

A parade with more than 50 entries stepped off at 11 a.m., and the day was to wrap up with the 6 p.m. crowning of Miss Bennetts Valley, Labor Day Committee president Charles Liptak said.

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