MARCH 24, 1997
Celebrate Woodinville '97
Excitement is building as Woodinville gets ready for Celebrate Woodinville '97 this Saturday. Area residents and visitors will enjoy the full day of family activities as the City of Woodinville celebrates its fourth anniversary along with the community's 19th annual All Fool's Day Parade and Basset Bash. From the early pancake breakfasts to the end of the day YMCA Teen Dance, there is something happening in downtown Woodinville.
The All Fool's Day Parade, sponsored by the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce, begins at 11 a.m. from the Woodinville Park & Ride and travels west down NE 175th, ending at City Hall. Former fire chief Jim Davis will serve as the grand marshal, leading an array of floats, walking entries, the famous Basset Brigade, antique cars, and hundreds of children dressed for the occasion. It's not too late to enter the parade. Dress up, build a float on the back of the pickup, and have some fun. Pick up entry forms at City Hall, 13205 NE 175th Street, or call 481-8300 for more information.
And don't miss the bassets! Hundreds of basset hounds from throughout the United States will be competing in the annual Basset Bash at 1 p.m. at the Sorenson School ball fields next to Woodinville City Hall. Awards are given for Best Trick, Longest Ears, Best Waddle, Best Costume, and more--even fastest in the hot dog race. A 1997 King and Queen Basset will be crowned at the grand finale. There are 1,000 bassets on the mailing list from all over the world and many basset owners make the Basset Bash an annual event. Entry forms are available at the Woodinville Weekly, 13342 NE 175th Street, or call 483-0606 for more information.
The Woodinville Farmers' Market will open its fourth season with an All Fool's Craft Show on the grounds of City Hall. Remarkable craftspeople will show their wares and offer unusual and interesting items for sale. More than 70 crafters and farmers will be present with plant starts, herbs, and produce, as well. The market will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Children's Activity and Resource Fair will be held at Woodinville Towne Center with an opportunity to receive information on community resources. Pony rides, clowns, face painting, and more will be happening. Learn tin punching for the Woodinville Historical Society and take a peek at the fire trucks and emergency vehicles from Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District.
Entertainer Tim Noah will perform two benefit concerts at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the C.O. Sorenson School Gym for the Wilmot Gateway Park, Woodinville's connection to the Burke-Gilman Trail.
The new Visitor & Community Information Center, featuring information on activities throughout the area, will open its doors for the first time in the lobby of City Hall. The City of Woodinville's fourth anniversary party, at which a record-sized birthday cake will be served, will be held at 1 p.m. on the south side of City Hall.
Entry forms and information for these and other events are available at Woodinville City Hall, 13203 NE 175th Street, or call City Hall at 489-2700, or the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce at 481-8300.
Schedule of Events and Activities Map