October 2019

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Let the Fun Begin!

October is upon us! Which means the season is beginning here at the Fountain of Youth. The weather is cooling off and people will begin arriving to enter what will be a year for the books.

As more people arrive the store and cafe will open and begin serving our loyal customers and our official FOY events will start to kick off.

In October we will be looking forward to our Halloween party as well as the famous Oktoberfest party at Freddy’s Cafe!

Last years Oktoberfest was a big success with delicious German style food and games. Bring your lederhosen and join in on the fun! $15 will get you full entry with drinks and food!

Halloween was spooky as ever and filled with fun and scary costumes. Last year was the first time we had a pumpkin carving contest, which we will be bringing back this year as well. Costume contest is the main event however, and the competition last year was fierce with some truly amazing outfits. Top it all off with a bit of dancing and its going to be a night to remember.

Check out some pictures from last year below!

Highway 111 Closure


A natural occurring geyser is heading towards highway 111 and the state of California is working to fix the issue, which will involve detours and some closures. As of September 27 a full closure of one section of the highway at David and Gillespe roads will begin and last up to two weeks.

Current detour if you are heading north from Niland is as follows:

Turn off 111 in between Niland and Mundo onto English/Old Niland rd.
Follow this road until it veers left and turns into Wilkins Rd.
From Wilkins turn left onto Hobbs Rd.
From Hobbs turn left onto Davis.
Take a right onto Howell Rd. and get back onto 111 and continue to the spa.

Get a full report and rundown of the highway projects on CalTrans website using the links below and make sure to double check the routes and conditions before you make the trip.

Travel Safe!

Full Closure on SR-111
SR-111 Geyser Mitigation Project

The Worlds Largest Steam Locomotive is Coming to Niland!


Union Pacific Railroad has announced the return of Big Boy steam locomotive #4014 to Southern California in October.

Built in 1941 by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) of Schenectady, New York, No. 4014 is the only operating Big Boy of the eight that remain in existence.

Making its final public appearance for 2019, the locomotive will pull a special Union Pacific passenger train consisting of immaculately maintained 1950’s era Heritage Fleet passenger cars commemorating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869.

The train will depart the West Colton area on Oct. 15 and travel through Beaumont, Indio, and Niland on its way to Yuma, Arizona.

Read the full article from the Record Gazzette in the link below, where you can also view the full schedule and purchase tickets for the event!