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Vegetable March through Duvall

  • Written by Heather Stark
It was a march to remember as nearly 500 costumed celebrants joined the March of the Vegetables, ushering in the plants and the growing season.
 
Starting at the Houston Barclay parking lot, Duvall and Carnation participants gathered wagons and floats with everything from children dressed as flowers or veggies, to one brave potato riding a skateboard. Adults carried banners and dressed as vegetation, bees, flowers, or even rain drops. Floats and costumes for the parade are thanks to local artists, art teachers, businesses, and neighborhood groups who provide materials on their own and through parade-sponsored art classes.
 
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Egg Hunts for Little Ones

  • Written by Melinda Larke
Families looking for a traditional Easter Egg Hunt have several choices this year. Duvall Community Easter Egg Hunt is April 20, 2 to 4 PM at McCormick Park, 26225 NE Burhen Way in Duvall. Just show up to participate, and admission is free and for all ages. There will be a chance to have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, and a prize for the one who finds the golden egg.
 
Carnation Community Easter egg hunt is also April 20, but earlier in the day from 10 to 11:30 AM at Valley Memorial Park, Blanch St. and King St., in Carnation. Free for kids 12 and younger, but bring your own basket. A surprise visit by the Easter Bunny should highlight the afternoon (assuming the bunny can get from Carnation in time to help at the Duvall hunt).

Snow Days for Riverview School District

  • Written by Valley View Staff
After further review of the snow day make-up schedule  as well as meetings with the associations, Riverview School District will gain an extra day by making the early releases on April 19 and 26, and May 3, 10, and 17, into full student days.
 
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THE 59TH ANNUAL DUVALL DAYS FESTIVAL JUNE 1 & 2, 2019

  • Written by Valley View Staff
The 59th annual Duvall Days Festival is ready to kick off summer on June 1st, 2019 and there is something fun for everyone. Lots of new and fun activities are planned at this classic event celebrating the “Small Town/Real Life” community spirit of Duvall.
 
Starting with a big parade at 10:30 on Saturday morning, Duvall’s Main Street is closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian mall lined with vendor booths. Events and activities run all throughout the day and into the evening, and this year things are capped off with a music concert in McCormick Park, followed by the return of FIREWORKS after dark.
 
To participate in the Duvall Days Festival –by marching in the parade or offering your products or services in a vendor booth – please visit DuvallDays.org to find all the details and application forms. But do it soon, because time is running out.

Duvall Facility Fee Increases

  • Written by Heather Stark
Duvall City Council decided to increase some facility fees after after questions and comments to city hall, the mayor's office and at the recent council meeting.
 
The city proposed upping the charges and adding an alcohol application fee in order to bring fees closer to comparable fees and to "gain better cost recovery," according to Mayor Amy Ockerlander's Face Book explanation.
But public feedback proved problematic.
 
"People thought it was a pretty big increase," according to Council Member Michele Hogg.
 
The council decided at the March 5 meeting, to delay action on the increases until at least the next meeting of the City Council. During public comments at that proceeding, Holly Caldwell and Kin Ramirez, area residents, indicated they thought the proposed fees were too high, and would result in their having to move events to other facilities. The commentary about the fees being too high was continued by a representative from the Duvall Chamber of Commerce. Connie Zimmerman, of the Duvall Historical Society and Duvall Foundation of the Arts said city meeting facilities are  a valuable resource to the community, but cautioned against any efforts that would hinder community groups from providing service to residents.
 
Council readdressed the facility fees at the March 19 meeting, where there was "...in depth discussion on fees but we came to a good consensus," according to  Hogg.
 
That consensus was to raise some fees, but to a lesser extent than originally proposed, with fees for the Rose Room to stay the same. Because of normal procedures for passing such measures, the formal approval of the increases will occur at an upcoming council meeting.