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Clear skies draw big crowds to Valley events

| Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Lori C. Padilla | for the Daily Courier
Christina Babyak (right) of Perryopolis looks over some of the outfits historical seamstress Pat Ike of Orrville, Ohio, brought with her during Perryopolis Pioneer Days.
Lori C. Padilla | for the Daily Courier
Donna Apostolakis of Monessen looks over the intricate work done on the quilts displayed at the Perryopolis Pioneer Days Quilt Show. Wool hooked rugs were added to the show as well as afghans.
Lori C. Padilla | for the Daily Courier
Living historian Sam Vaughan of Ligonier watches over the ham cooking on an open fire, which will be dinner for the evening for the encampment at Perryopolis Pioneer Days.
Lori C. Padilla | for the Daily Courier
Union soldier Nathan Valentine of Waynesboro, Pa., has been a living historian for 14 years, starting at a very young age. He participated in the battle re-enactments during Pioneer Days in Perryopolis.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Madison Zajdel and her grandmother Cookie Namie, both of Washington, Pa., look at jewelry during the Harvest Fair at Calvary United Presbyterian Church.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Katelyn Valla, 14, of Charleroi and Kaylee Kasse, 13, of Monongahela work on their new puzzles during the Harvest Fair on Saturday.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Sandy Aitken of Pittsburgh and Pauline Petro of Donora pack takeout food for a customer at the Ethnic Food Fair at St. Nicholas Church.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Willa White of Donora buys baked goods from Debbie Priatko of North Huntingdon and Denise Ricci of Charleroi during the Ethnic Food Fair at St. Nicholas Church.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Andrea Kassa, 11, of Monongahela and Emma Valla, 11, of Charleroi enjoy some food at the Harvest Fair in Donora.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Kenny Marsh, 6, Belle Vernon chooses a duck from the pond at the Harvest Fair.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
11-year-old Denys Khoulov of Fallowfield Township picks some food at the Ethnic Food Fair.
Heather Hart | For The Valley Independent
Vera Hays of Jefferson Hills puts out more cookies at the food fair at St. Nicholas Church.

Beautiful weekend weather meant good turnouts for numerous events that were happening in the Valley on Saturday and Sunday.

From the annual Pioneer Days in Perryopolis to two popular church events in Donora, our roving photographers captured people enjoying food and entertainment all over the Valley.

In Donora, the Ethnic Food Fair at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and the Harvest Fair at Calvary United Presbyterian proved to be well-attended happenings.