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December 2, 2022
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Rebel Yell: Los Gatos Local Makes Memories at Scotts Valley Food, Beer + Wine Fest

About 17,000 people attended the event

Los Gatos resident Kathy Skirmont, a member of the Rebel Legion costume group’s Bay Area chapter, made the trek over the hill into Santa Cruz County to participate in the Scotts Valley Food, Beer and Wine Festival Aug. 21.

Llynia Spinner,6, is all smiles. (Photo by Drew Penner / Los Gatan)

That included making an out-of-this-world impression on Llynia Spinner, who says she loves Star Wars—and in particular Baby Yoda.

Team effort. (Photo by Drew Penner / Los Gatan)

The 6-year-old Soquel resident was handed a lightsaber and could scarcely contain her excitement.

Lightsaber training. (Photo by Drew Penner / Los Gatan)

According to Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Danny Reber, Skirmont was one of 17,000 people who attended the festival over the course of the weekend.

You can read more about the two-day event at our sister site the Scotts Valley Press Banner.

Drew Penner
Drew Penner is an award-winning Canadian journalist whose reporting has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Good Times Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times, Scotts Valley Press Banner, San Diego Union-Tribune, KCRW and the Vancouver Sun. Please send your Los Gatos and Santa Cruz County news tips to [email protected]

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