John Michael Price left his birthplace in Bristol, England, at the age of 15 and journeyed halfway around the world to become the first person of European descent to settle permanently in Pismo Beach. He died in 1902 in the home he built at what is now known as Price Historical Park.

From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 21, Friends of Price House will host an open house to celebrate 21 years of dedication toward the restoration and preservation of the home of John Price.

There will be a tour the Price Anniversary House, a presentation of 21 years of progress, children's activities, refreshments, and hot dogs for purchase.

Our special guest will be History Channel Pawn Stars Celebrity Mark Hall-Patton.

Entry to the event is $5, which includes a scoop of ice cream, birthday cake, and a beverage. The event is open to the public. Children under the age of 12 are admitted for free.

Exciting prizes will be raffled, including certificates for kayaking, restaurants, hotels, dental, massages, beauty salons, delis, coffee shops, gym membership, dry cleaning, and more. Purchasers of raffle tickets support of the restoration of the house, and need not be present to win the Grand Prize, which is a stay and massage at Dolphin Bay Resort.

Hope to see you at Price Historical Park Saturday afternoon.