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Carnation centennial calendar of events

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Carnation is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. To honor the anniversary, several events will be held in the next few months.

The Pioneer Potluck Picnic and community protrait will be held Sunday, August 5th, from 1- 6 p.m. at  Tolt MacDonald Park. The photo will take place at 4 p.m.

Then on Sunday, September 30th, from 5-8 p.m., a old-fashioned barn dance with wine and dessert is scheduled to take place at the Hippodrome at historic Carnation Farms.

This event is for adults only, potluck dessert. There will be an opportunity for tours of the Tolt Historical Museum.

On Saturday, October 13th, from 6 - 9 p.m., the Carnation Tree Farm Barn will host Tolt Centennial at Soundfalls. The evening will offer an evening of music and storytelling in the heritage barn.

And the grand finale – the big birthday party with fireworks – will be on December 31st from 6-9 p.m. in  downtown Carnation.

The centennial community cookbook is expected to come out sometime in November, and will feature residents’ favorite recipes, along with a story about the recipe. Up to three of these per resident can be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Also included in the anniversary are the sale of brick pavers and a special ornament.

The brick pavers will be placed on the pathway in the Tolt Commons.  Those interested need to add their family’s  name and the year they arrived in Carnation. These must be pre-ordered. $70 ($65 contribution, $5 future upkeep). Call the message center at (425) 333-5556 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The centennial ornaments support  the Tolt Historical Society and are for sale at Carnation Corners, Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant, Miller’s Mercantile and Sliders Cafe for $10.

Upcoming annual events include the Evergreen Classic Benefit Horse Show August 8 –August 12  and the Carnation garage sale August 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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