Announcing a Grand Hoopla
City of Woodinville's 3rd Birthday, Farmer's Market, Parade, Basset Bash, and More!
Parade watchers, basset lovers, and farmers' marketeers will converge on downtown Woodinville this coming Saturday for the19th Annual All Fools' Day Parade and Basset Bash and a full day of activities. The celebration will mark the City of Woodinville's 3rd birthday.
Many of the activities will be centered at Sorenson School behind Woodinville City Hall on NE 175th. Both the Woodinville Towne Center and Woodinville Plaza will also have several activities.
Excitement will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the opening day of Woodinville Little League on the Sorenson fields and continue throughout the day ending with a Teen Dance at 8 p.m. in the Sorenson Gym. The Woodinville Farmer's Market will continue through Sunday as well as the Woodinville Towne Center Arts and Crafts Fair.
The Woodinville Farmer's Market will feature arts and crafts vendors in their special two-day grand opening. The market hours are 9-4 both Saturday and Sunday.
The All Fools' Day Parade will feature as many as 100 floats, including the Seafair Pirates, Woodinville Fire Department trucks, Woodinville's Lawrence Schuler (who will bear the Olympic Torch this year), classic cars, the Woodinville High Marching Band, Cheer Squad and Drama Troupe, covered wagons, the Delorean Club, the Mystical Township of Grace's three official staff cars, the Little Caesar's Float with none other than Little Caesar himself, and many foolish entries.
Roger Rohrich, the 1996 Parade Grand Marshal, has been an active volunteer in the Woodinville community since 1972. Roger has participated in the parade for 14 years as a volunteer and has worked on youth activities such as Woodinville Little League and youth basketball and football. He is a co-owner of Bellevue Lincoln Mercury and lives in Woodinville with his wife, Sandy. Their three sons, Kevin, Robert, and Bryan, all graduated from Woodinville High School.
The business community and residents need to remember that NE 175th will be closed from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For the first time, the parade will begin at the Park & Ride and then travel west on NE 175th Street to City Hall. Nearly 200 basset hounds will march in the parade as part of the Basset Brigade and then at 1:30 p.m. compete for prizes in the annual Basset Bash on the Sorenson School ball field.
Entertainment will begin at noon behind City Hall and youngsters will enjoy the Children's Activity Fair in the Sorenson Gym with a wide array of booths and games.
Teens will enjoy the "Teen Mix for '96" Dance to be held at 8 p.m. at Sorenson.