From races on land and water to leisurely strolls through picturesque gardens, the Tri-County area was bustling with activity on Saturday. Here is a look at some of the events that took place across the region:
7 a.m.: Bike enthusiasts got an early start to the day, participating in the tenth annual “Flat, Fast and Fun” Century Bike Ride hosted by the Colusa Lions Club.
110 riders from all over the state trekked around the back roads of Colusa and Sutter counties to participate in one of the three routes featured in the ride – a 38 mile ride, a 63-mile-100K-metric Century ride or a 100-mile Century ride.
“Many people come to this ride to participate in their first Century ride,” said Larry Yeghoian, Colusa Lions Club Secretary and Treasurer. “Completing a Century ride is like receiving a merit badge for riders.”
Yeghoian said this year's ride was a success, with all of the proceeds going towards local charities.
“We put all of the money right back into the community,” Yeghoin said.
Many of the riders complimented the beautiful country roads in the area as well as the bike courtesy of local drivers.
Yeghoin said an 8-year-old boy set the record this year for this event as the youngest rider to participate in the 100-mile Century ride.
10 a.m.: Opening ceremonies commenced at the annual Yuba, Sutter and Colusa counties Relay for Life held at Grey Avenue Middle School.
The ceremonies began with the national anthem, sung by Tess Scott.
Carlos Estrada, the event leader, spoke about the success of the event. Estrada said the 30 teams involved this year raised an estimated $60,000 for cancer awareness.
This year's survivor speech was given by Mona Sakurada. She has been battling breast cancer since last year, a diagnosis that was received shortly after loosing her sister to lung cancer.
“I am not fully able to participate this year because I am still going through my treatment,” Sakurada said. “But I cannot wait to be a 100-percent participant next year.”
Following the opening ceremonies, Sakurada, along with fellow survivors started the relay off with a Survivor's Lap around the track.
“It is up to the survivors to motivate and encourage those still battling this disease.”
11 a.m.: The main drag of Sutter – Acacia Avenue – was lined with spectators, there to watch the 41st annual Sutter Buttes Day Parade, hosted by the Sutter Youth Organization.
Dozens of vehicles paraded down the street with most tossing candy out to eager children admiring the procession.
After the parade, spectators headed over to the Morehead Community Pool to watch the seventh annual cardboard boat races.
Children ages 4-12 created their own boat out of cardboard and duck tape and raced their creation across the pool in one of three races.
Awards were given to participants who finished first, second and third. Special awards were also given out. The Wave Runner award was given to the team that had the fastest time. The Seaworthy Award was given to the most creative boat and the Titanic award was given to the team with the most spectacular sinking.
1 p.m.: Garden admirers made a pit stop at Munger Family Vineyard in Sutter to enjoy a dessert during a reception at the 27th annual Garden Tour hosted by the Marysville-Yuba City Branch of the American Association of University Women.
An estimated 400 people attended the self-guided tours of private home gardens located around the west Yuba City and Sutter area.
Eight home gardens were featured in this year's tour. Local artists were also in attendance, each with a booth set up at one of the gardens along the tour. This year's artists include Terri Foley, Cindy Gaven, Sue Graue, Luisa Leger, Jan Frink, Nikki Pearson, Janet Staser, Wyndell Reid, Diane Funston, Linda Trudgeon, Mayra Ramos Chavez, Madelyne Joan Templeton and Pam Novak.
Janet Theiss, an AAUW member, said all of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward scholarships for woman attending Yuba College, as well as sending young girls to the STEM Conference and Tech Trek Science Camp at UC Davis.