Third annual Western Tiger Swallowtail Event nears

On Saturday, Sept. 15, the local business will host their third Annual Western Tiger Swallowtail event from noon to 4 p.m. at 1853 Eel River Dr. in Fortuna (off Kenmar Road just past the strawberry farm).

Admission in to the event is free for all ages. Families can enjoy a walk through the butterfly house, meet the Butterfly King, watch a puppet show at 2:30 p.m., sample butterfly food, buy a glass of "Butterfly's Love Lemonade" or get a butterfly tattoo. For the small fee of $0.25 cents per ticket, eventgoers can also play butterfly related games.

Local Fortuna merchants and residence have donated to this very fun and educational event to help make it successful. You can enter a lottery drawing to win four tickets to Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding California and/or Fortuna Bucks.

All proceeds from the third annual Western Tiger Swallowtail Event help cover this year's event cost and any extra proceeds will go toward next year's event. For more information please visit or call 707-725-2424.