With their usual whimsy, those folks from 826 Valenicia celebrated their five-year anniversary on 8/26. They did so with a community festival at Mission Playground, which is right near the store. Entry was free; folks purchased tickets to engage in many of the activities. Kids and adult-sized kids engaged in music, games, pie-eating contests, and tried their hand at dunking folks. Seemed like everyone was having a swell time for a swell cause. (For those of you not in the know, 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization that helps students develop their writing skills; they've always got something cool going on, too)

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