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Locals celebrate traditions at the 54th annual Food Bazaar

By: Brody Fernandez, Gold Country Media
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There was an abundance of food and family fun this past weekend in Loomis as the Placer Buddhist Church on 3192 Boyington Road held its 54th annual Food Bazaar.

Barbequed pork with famous special teriyaki sauce, sushi, chow mein, Japanese noodles, shaved ice and sake were served, along with many other Japanese dishes at the annual  bazaar.

Scores of customers lined up for a roll of maki sushi or box of assorted maki sushi and inari sushi (rice flavored with seasoned vinegar).

There was also a featured Bingo Hall for those who wanted to play. Arts and crafts sales, calligraphy, flower arrangements and other traditional Japanese arts were on full display over the warm weekend.

Rocklin resident Loretta Peart said this year’s food Bazaar was another success.

“Another wonderful weekend at the annual Penryn Buddhist Bazaar,” Peart said. “It was so exciting and wonderful meeting up with high school friends, Penryn grammar-school friends, family and neighbors.”

Peart said everyone had fun at the event.

“The atmosphere is so pleasant, nice and fun with lots of laughter,” Peart said. “Of course, the food and drinks are always good. I can't wait until next year!”