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.